COOPERATIVE EDUCATION – A BUSINESS AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
Lexus Rodriguez at Hannaford in Bridgton
Derek Barrows at Engine Works in Raymond
Co-Operative Education (Co-Op) is a School-to-Work program that is available to all high school students. It consists of two areas of study. The first is classroom instruction in employability skills, including, job seeking, financial fitness, understanding employer expectations, success in the workplace and much more.
The second part of the program is job training. Students learn and practice skills “on-the-job” while being paid to work. They may be released during school hours and would work no less than 10 and no more than 38 hours per week, while earning credit toward high school graduation. Student’s work is evaluated on a weekly basis by the employer and performance is supported by the Co-Op Coordinator.
Co-Op is a winning proposition for all involved. Students learn to be successful and get paid while going to school. Employers benefit by having experienced young employees that they can count on.
This program works best with community involvement. We are always looking for students and work sites. Please contact Colleen Nobert at Lake Region Vocational Center, 207-693-3864 X242 or at Colleen.Nobert@LakeRegionSchools.org for more information.