So I went to see the CECS co-op coordinator for a back to campus interview. In which I discussed with him that I want to drop out of co-op, simply because, I have found it to be useless for me, as I already know what I want to do, (yes extra experience would help, but I can gain that myself.)
So I put the idea of me dropping out of co-op on the table, and the coordinator was like… um… “You shouldn’t go both ways, if you go back to the previous employers without co-op, you are screwing over a student’s opportunity at that company. And your past employer wouldn’t get a 3k grant from the government.”
So I thought, hmmm…. Let’s see….
First of all, you charge me 500 bucks a semester for co-op, (that’s $2,000 now) of course I’m going to abuse the co-op and the JobMine system. I am paying for a service, and if your students are not competent at finding a job then that is hardly my fault.
Second of all, I’m still working at that company, I don’t see the CEO crying about not getting a 3k tax credit from the government. Also we are *STILL* hiring students, but look at the result, offers was given but the student went a different direction and accepted offers from other companies. Sorry we don’t hire people without past experience and the ability to program.
Third of all, I think my boss is smart. He could hire someone who already knows the bells and whistles of the job, not get the 3k tax credit, but in a month could crank out 20k worth of profit. OR Hire a new student, train them for a month or two, get the 3k tax credit, and lose out on 1-2 months of sales.
You tell me.