• Richard Lavoie                                                                                  
    Placement Coordinator                                                                     
    978-671-3619 

    Rosemary Brewster                                                                                 
    Administrative Assistant                                                                  
    978-671-3806   

    CoOp

                                         

    What is Co-op?

    Cooperative education provides a unique opportunity for students to be employed in their fields of study while still in high school. Students may become eligible as early as their junior year.  Cooperative education employment is always in the students vocational major enhancing and expanding the students understanding of the career field.

    Why Hire Co-op?

    • Student employees have training in trade specific areas
    • Train flexible young employees in company's particular methods
    • Student employees have 10 hour OSHA card or equivalent safety certification
    • Cost effective method of employee recruitment
    • Impact and enhance vocational technical training for future employees

    For Students/Parents:

    Student Requirements SVTHS Cooperative Education:

    The Cooperative Education Program is a privilege that provides an opportunity for qualified Seniors to enhance their vocational-technical training through work experience in industry on a job related to their program of study.  The cooperative education placement takes place on an alternate-week basis during the regularly scheduled vocational-technical week for seniors.  Students participating in the cooperative education program are expected to work at least 6 hours everyday that school is in session.  If a student is not at work and does not attend school, then he or she must call in sick to both the employer and placement counselor or the student will be considered truant for that day.

    Eligibility Guidelines for Participation:

    • 1st Quarter Eligibility (based on Junior year and 4th quarter of Junior year)
    • Attendance and Punctuality
    • Maximum of 12 total days absent during junior year with no more than 3 days absent in the 4th quarter.
    • Maximum combined total of 20 days absent and tardy during junior year with a maximum combined absence and tardy total of no more than 5 days in the 4th quarter.
    • Grade Requirements
    • Minimum of a B- (80%) average in vocational-technical program for both 4th quarter and final grade for junior year.
    • Pass all subjects in 4th quarter and final grade for junior year.
    • Cumulative average of C- (70%) for related and all academic subjects combined 4th quarter and final grades for junior year.
    • Teacher Recommendations and 2-Year Verification
    • Recommended by vocational-technical shop, related and academic teachers.
    • Verification of completion of 2- years in the vocational-technical program of study.
    • Students must have taken and successfully complete a 10 hour OSHA Safety Training Program or a 10 hour Career Safe Training
    • Program which ever is most appropriate for their technical career area.


    2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarter Eligibility (based on previous quarter):

    • Attendance and Punctuality
    • Maximum of 3 days absent during the previous quarter.
    • Maximum combined absence and tardy total of 5 days.
    • Grade Requirements
    • Minimum of a B- (80%) average in vocational-technical program for previous quarter.
    • Pass all subjects previous quarter.
    • Cumulative average of C- (70%) for related and all academic subjects combined for previous quarter.
    • Teacher Recommendations and 2-Year Verification
    • Recommended by vocational-technical shop, related and academic teachers.
    • Verification of completion of 2- years in the vocational-technical program of study.
    • Students must have taken and successfully complete a 10 hour OSHA Safety Training program or a 10 hour Career Safe Training Program which ever is most appropriate for their technical career area.

    Obtaining Employment:

    Students are encouraged to use job postings provided by the Placement Office as leads in their search for employment, as well as contacts that their vocational-technical instructors may provide.  It is each student's responsibility to find and obtain employment, related to their program of study, with a qualified employer who is in compliance with federal and state discrimination, wage and workers' compensation insurance laws.

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