Summer registration now open!

July 5 – August 12

$325 /student

Registration closes June 24 

COOP DESIGN JAM program provides Cooperative Education students in grade 11 & 12 with the opportunity to develop transferable employability skills!

Using the Sustainable Development Goals, students will learn and apply Design Thinking creative problem-solving methodology to offer new solutions to challenges each career sector is facing in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students will connect with professionals and entrepreneurs (Sector Champions) from various career sector themes to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges they have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Sector Champions will be invited to pitch presentations with the opportunity to provide feedback. 

Each student will complete the program with a visual skills portfolio in addition to the following transferable skills:

    • Public speaking
    • Project management
    • Collaboration
    • Innovation
    • Creativity
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Strategic thinking


    • 6 live virtual 2-hour workshops from 10am – 12pm delivered in the Unearth Education learning platform
      • July 6: Program Launch
      • July 8: Design Thinking and Project Management workshop
      • July 14: Infection Prevention and Control workshop + Design Check-in
      • July 21: ACED IT! workshop + Design Check-in
      • July 28: Career Exploration Forum & Pitches!
      • August 4: Skills Portfolio Development workshop & Wrap Up
    • Career Exploration Forum
        • Various professionals and entrepreneurs from the career sector themes who will share their career journey.
    • 5 certificates of completion
      1. Design Thinking (SPE)
      2. Communication Skills and Public Speaking
      3. Project Management
      4. Infection Prevention & Control
      5. Skills Portfolio Development
    • Assignments created by certified teachers and a rubric based on the 2018 cooperative education curriculum.
    • Virtual Help available for students Tuesday – Thursday.
    • Team ICE Challenge Workbook
    • Student Workbook with individual assignments








    • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Sports
    • Business
    • Information, Technology and Communication


    • Arts and culture
    • Information, Technology and Communication


    • Construction
    • Energy
    • Manufacturing
    • Transportation
    • Aviation
    • Food Processing
    • Business


    • Environment
    • Agriculture
    • Health and Wellness
    • Non-profit


    • Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services
    • Health and Wellness
    • Sports
    • Non-profit





      • Registration closes on Thursday, June 24th.
      • Program requires a minimum of 40 students and a maximum of 60 students cumulative across all school boards.
      • UEÉ will notify teachers by Friday, June 25th to confirm that the program reached minimum registrations.


      • Students and teachers will receive a login to the UEÉ learning platform on Monday, July 5th.
      • Students require a computer with a camera and microphone to participate.
      • All content and workshops will be available inside the learning platform. Students are required to login with their username and password to participate.

    Unearth Education Éveillée will:

      • Provide experienced, dynamic and engaging coaches to deliver live workshops.
      • Recruit and prepare Industry Sector Champions.
      • Manage registration.
      • Assign student teams. It is likely that students will be paired with others from different boards.
      • Create user accounts in the learning platform for teachers and students to access the program.
      • Prepare certificates of completion & send them directly to students (Teachers will receive a copy).

    Teachers will:

      • Select the Career Sector theme for their students.
      • Attend the live workshops with their students to moderate student attendance and behaviour.
      • Allocate in-class work sessions for students to work with their team to complete program requirements. Allocate additional in-class time for students to complete individual workshop assignments.
      • Monitor student progress and receive student assignments.
      • Confirm that their students completed all requirements.

    When registering, teachers must provide the following for each student:

      • Full name
      • Email
      • Career sector theme selection

    Contact Jennifer Regnier ( for more information.