• Welcome to the Cooperative Education Department

    Contact Information:

    Stacy Bezanson
    Dir. of Co-op 
    Room 2255
    Brian Jones
    Co-op & Part-Time Jobs Coordinator
    Room 3257 
    Michele Bergeron
    Admin. Asst of the Co-op Dept

    The Cooperative Education Placement Program provides students with an exciting opportunity to expand their educational knowledge and experience in a real work environment that directly relates to their career goals. Students gain valuable employability experience while furthering their understanding of their occupational field within a structured, supervised environment.  

    Greater Lowell Technical High School partners with companies in the community that will hire our students every other week. Instead of a student attending school on their shop week, students report to work and/or job sites.

    Students participating in the cooperative education program are expected to work a minimum of six (6) hours every day that school is in session. If a student is going to miss a day of work, the student must notify the employer and Director of Cooperative Education at 978-441-4959 that morning so the student can be marked absent for that day. If a student is not scheduled to work on a school day, that student must report to school. Students must turn in weekly time cards to the technical instructor and Director of Cooperative Education every academic week.

    Employer Requirements:

    • Employ students a minimum of 30 hours per week of assignments related to the student’s technical program
    • Provide workers' compensation
    • Comply with the MA Legislative Act. Ch.385: An Act Further Protecting Children (CORI-Background Check on any employee who will be one-to-one with our students).
    • Adhere to all federal and state labor laws