Cooperative Education

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Employers, parents, and students may view the Cooperative Education Informational Handbookfor more in-depth information on all aspects of student employment.

 

Student Requirements

The Co-op program provides Career & Technical Education students the opportunity to apply their technical training and develop additional skills in a paid work environment while earning credit towards graduation requirements.

Eligibility

Career & Technical Education Seniors: may apply to the Co-op program at any time during their senior year. To be eligible:

  • Students must receive grades of a C or better in all academic subjects and a grade of B or better in their vocational program for the previous term.
  • Student’s attendance and behaviour will be factored into the application process. A completed application and check-sheet must be turned in before Co-op consideration will take place.
  • Co-op placement must be approved by the vocational teacher, the Director of Career & Technical Education and the Co-op Coordinator. Weymouth High School’s Career & Technical Educations, Vocational Director, is also a licensed approved, Co-op Coordinator.

Career & Technical Education Juniors: may apply to the Co-op program during the last term of their junior. To be eligible:

  • Students must receive grades of a C or better in all academic subjects and a grade of B or better in their vocational program for the previous term.
  • Student’s attendance and behavior will be a factor.
  • Co-op placement must be approved by the vocational teacher, the Director of Career & Technical Education and the Co-op Coordinator.

Additional Requirements

  1. While placed on Co-op, students must continually maintain the same grade minimums as stated above, as evidenced by the student’s progress reports and report cards. Performance below the stated standards will be cause for removal from Co-op. Students may also be removed from Co-op for issues relating to school discipline and/or school attendance.
  2. The work experience must directly relate to the vocational program for which the student has been trained. The validity of a cooperative education placement may be denied by the Cooperative Education Coordinator or the Vocational Director if there is not a direct relationship to the student’s vocational program or the competencies to be gained on Co-op vary from the vocational frameworks for their program.
  3. Students must complete the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Course and return all forms required by the school before he/she will be allowed to begin the Co-op program. Students must also complete strands 4, 5 & 6 – in Entrepreneurship class.
  4. Students are only allowed to go on Co-op during their technical training schedule and must work a minimum of 15-hours per weekly, Monday-Friday schedule.
  5. Students who have accepted and committed to a cooperative education job which has been approved by the school will not leave or change jobs without the approval from the Cooperative Education Coordinator.
  6. Please see the Co-op Coordinator immediately if there is any job related issues. If a job related issue cannot be resolved, the agreement will be terminated by the administrator in charge of the Cooperative Education Program. Changes will not be made by the student.
  7. Students must turn in their weekly log & competency grading sheets to their vocational instructor at the beginning of the day on Monday of their Co-op week. Failure to turn in the log & competency sheets sheet by 9:00 AM on Monday will result in the loss of cooperative education privileges for the next technical training day.
  8. It will be the responsibility of the student to notify the employer that he/she will not be able to participate in the program because of the failure to submit the log & competency sheets.
  9. If the student is absent for any reason, he/she must notify the employer and Co-op Coordinator at 781-337-7500 ext. 25203 before 9:00 AM. Sick days must be indicated on the log sheet.
  10. If the cooperative education employer does not need the Co-op student during a typical Co-op week, the student must report to school that week and notify the Co-op Coordinator.