• Cooperative Education Program and Procedures

    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 the 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 technical instructor and Director of Cooperative Education every academic week.

    Students interested in participating in a Cooperative Education Placement must have possession of an updated Career Plan and resume and meet the eligibility requirements identified below:             

    Eligibility Requirements for Seniors

    1st term eligibility is based on the following:

    Attendance

    • Maximum of 12 total unexcused days absent during junior year.

    Grade Requirements

    • Pass all technical, theory, and academic courses in junior year.

    Discipline

    • No out-of-school suspensions in term 4 of junior year.

    Instructor/Administrator Recommendations and Verifications

    • Recommended by technical instructor (junior and senior), theory instructor, academic instructors, and administrators.
    • Verification of completion of 1 ½ years in the technical program of study.
    • Students must have taken and successfully completed a 10 hour OSHA Safety Training Program or a 10 hour Career Safe Training.
    • Must be at least 16 years of age.

    2nd, 3rd, and 4th Term Eligibility is based on the following:

    Attendance

    • Maximum of three (3) unexcused days absent during the previous term.

    Grade Requirements

    • Pass all technical, theory, and academic courses at the end of previous term.

    Discipline

    • No out-of-school suspensions within the previous term to the present.

    Instructor/Administrator Recommendations and Verifications

    • Recommended by technical instructor, theory instructor, academic instructors, and administrators.
    • Verification of completion of 1 ½ years in the technical program of study.
    • Students must have taken and successfully completed a 10 hour OSHA Safety Training Program or a 10 hour Career Safe Training.
    • Must be at least 16 years of age.



    Eligibility Requirements for Juniors

    3rd term eligibility is based on the following:

    Attendance

    • Maximum of six (6) total unexcused days absent during 1st and 2nd term junior year.

    Grade Requirements

    • Pass all technical, theory, and academic courses at the end of 2ndterm.       

    Discipline

    • No out-of-school suspensions within the previous term to the present.

    Instructor/Administrator Recommendations and Verifications

    • Recommended by technical instructor, theory instructor, academic instructors, and administrators.
    • Verification of completion of 1 ½ years in the technical program of study.
    • Students must have taken and successfully completed a 10 hour OSHA Safety Training Program or a 10 hour Career Safe Training.
    • Must be at least 16 years of age.

    4th term eligibility is based on the following:

    Attendance

    • Maximum of three (3) unexcused days absent during previous term.

    Grade Requirements

    • Pass all technical, theory, and academic courses at the end of 3rd term.

    Discipline

    • No out-of-school suspensions within the previous term to the present.

    Instructor/Administrator Recommendations and Verifications

    • Recommended by technical instructor, theory instructor, academic instructors, and administrators.
    • Verification of completion of 1 ½ years in the technical program of study.
    • Students must have taken and successfully completed a 10 hour OSHA Safety Training Program or a 10 hour Career Safe Training.
    • Must be at least 16 years of age.


    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

    Student / Employer Forms: