Co-operative Education

The Cooperative Education Program extends academic and technical training beyond the classroom by providing opportunities for students to apply their learning in a workplace setting. The program is collaboration between the Central Vermont Career Center and area employers and is designed to offer paid or unpaid career-related jobs that build on and expand a student’s entry level skills. Whether the goal is to develop self-confidence, employability skills or advanced job placement, the Cooperative Education career based curriculum encourages students to put their education to work.

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The CVCC Co-operative Education Website gives an overview of the program and provides resources for career readiness, job shadows, and more professional opportunities!

Work Based Learning Opportunities

  • Job Shadowing
  • Career Work Experience
  • Career Technical Education
  • Registered Apprenticeship
  • Industry Credentials
  • Hours towards Licensure or Apprenticeship

What Do Students Learn In Co-op?

  • Real world work experience on job sites
  • Decision making, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Stronger communication through reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Management of time, records, and workplace
  • Professionalism and business ethics
  • Teamwork with fellow employees
  • Industry Standards

Program Requirements

  • Be enrolled in a Central Vermont Career Center program and have the instructor's’ recommendation.
  • Complete all required school courses, and complete all course requirements maintaining a passing grade in technical program and all other courses.
  • Work up to four school days at their work site and attend a minimum of one day at the Central Vermont Career Center.
  • Provide their own transportation to and from the Cooperative Education work site with a legally registered, insured, and inspected vehicle, driven by a licensed driver.
  • Automotive Technology students must have a valid drivers’ license.

Materials for Co-op Students...

(please note: some links require student e-mail account login)

See the link above to our Program of Studies for further information about this program, including...

  • Textbook
  • Recommended Reading Level
  • Recommended Math Skills
  • CVCC Safety Exam

and more!