• Welcome to the Cooperative Education Department


    Contact Information:

    Stacy Bezanson
    Dir. of Co-op
    978-441-4959
     
    Michele Bergeron
    Admin. Asst of the Co-op Dept
    978-441-4813

    COVID-19 Information 

    Greater Lowell Technical High School’s Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program will be available for the 2020-2021 school year.  The health and safety of our students is our number one priority. 
     

    High school students in health career programs may participate in clinical or cooperative education placements in medical facilities may take place with the following safeguards:

    • Sites follow guidelines issued by the Department of Public Health.
    • Students do not care for patients with a known or suspected COVID diagnosis.
    • Students do not work on COVID care floors in a facility.
    • If a COVID outbreak occurs in the facility, placement for students should be discontinued.

    High school students in early childhood education and care programs may participate in practicums and cooperative education placements with the following safeguards:

    • Sites follow guidelines issues by the Department of Early Education and Care
    • Student’s school district must be in the designated green/clear zone.
    • Childcare placement must be in the designated green/clear zone.  

     Post jobs targeting students and alumni at our school!

    Welcome to Greater Lowell Technical High School’s Jobs Board. College Central Network (CCN) is the platform for our jobs board. This will allow employers to post jobs and students and alumni to search for jobs, create resumes and portfolios, as well as accessing many career planning tools. 

    Employers and Alumni can register for an account with Greater Lowell Tech.  Current students will be emailed with pre-registration account information.  Current students will use their school ID number and school email address and create a unique password to complete the registration.   


    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. 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 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