What is in the YTU CO-OP Education Model?
CO-OP Education Model aims to reinforce the theoretical knowledge of YTU students through practice and to further increase their job opportunities by making a difference with the experience they gain. The CO-OP Education Model, a redefined and innovative form of traditional internship, focuses on blending theoretical knowledge given at the university with practical knowledge in the field. In this system, YTU introduces students who want to participate in CO-OP Education to the business in the appropriate sector with which it cooperates. The business starts to prepare the student looking for a job during CO-OP Education.
How is the CO-OP education model different from an internship?
An internship is mandatory in many departments, but the CO-OP Training Model is voluntary. Not every student is obliged to participate in CO-OP Education; students who meet the criteria can apply to the CO-OP Education Model. Students have the chance to apply theoretical knowledge one-on-one at work. Those who successfully complete CO-OP Training increase their chances of finding a job when they graduate. Moreover, students involved in CO-OP Education have a very good chance of being employed in the same business as soon as they graduate because the employer has now completed the process of recognizing the student.
For employers: With the CO-OP Training model, employers have a large and more qualified list of candidate employees for their human resource needs. Employers who recruit successful students who want to join CO-OP also contribute directly to the workforce.
For students: Students who prefer to join CO-OP gain experience in the field of work, reinforce theoretical knowledge with practice, and increase their employment opportunities by making a difference.
For universities: Thanks to CO-OP, universities act as a bridge between employers and students. In addition, thanks to this bridge established and helping the student gain experience, they generate employment opportunities for the employer and offer theory-practice cooperation.