Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education Criteria


The Cooperative Education student placement should pass the following checklist of criteria. If the following criteria do not apply, the placement is most likely another type of Work Based Learning experience such as Internship or Employability Skill Development. 

  1. The student has been promoted to the 11th or 12th grade.
  2. The job placement is high skill. high wage, high demand career area as required by Perkins Legislation. 
  3. The student has a detailed training plan that accounts for an amount of time spent on the job that is equal to or greater than the number of seat-hours required for the credit given. 
  4. The student has a training agreement which has been completed and signed by all concerned parties (student, parent/guardian, employer, WBL-Coordinator). 
  5. The student's job responsibilities are an application of what is being learned in a class in which he/she is concurrently enrolled. 
  6. The student receives compensation in compliance with state and federal labor laws. 
  7. The student has a mentor assigned by the business and is evaluated on-site with the school providing any necessary remediation. 
  8. The student has an Individual Career Plan (ICP)
The Work-Based Learning coordinator should meet regularly with CTAE teachers who teach courses related to the student's job placement to discuss and gather input in relation to (A) employment sites, (B) student placements, (C) training plan criteria which teaches and/or reinforces course standards and (D) student evaluations from on-the-job performance.