Cooperative Education is a school-based and a work-based program. Students continue to receive their academic training in the traditional classroom setting at Northeast while spending their practical (shop) week employed by area businesses. Students perform work best suited to their qualifications and educational needs while employers evaluate the students’ progress according to their predetermined standards. Students will receive no less than minimum wage from their employer, with the exception of those industries not covered by minimum wage laws.
Students must meet Northeast’s prerequisites before entering the program. Cooperative Education gives a qualified senior and 4th term Juniors practical work experience related to their vocational area. It also allows the student to refine his/her skills prior to entering the work force on a full time basis. Cooperative Education develops proficiency in a trade area, helping the student to assure a smoother transition into the career of their choice.
Listed below please find links for program criteria and required forms.
Cooperative Education Forms (Students)
Employer Pack (Perspective Employers)
- All Employer forms