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 qualified seniors and 3rd trimester 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.
For more information on the Cooperative Education Program including enrollment forms and criteria, please contact co-op coordinator Rosemary Pisani at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-246-0810 x1308.
Student Resources in 2023 Coop Google Classroom
- Student Cooperative Education Application 2022-2023
- Maintaining Coop
- Protecting Your Working Teen: A Guide for Parents
- The Massachusetts Guide for Working Teens
- State and Federal Child Labor Laws for Co-op Students
Documents Needed for Cooperative Education Program
- Original Social Security Card or Work Authorization/SS # Card
- Copy of student OSHA 10 or ServeSafe (Culinary) or FAME (Early Childcare) Certifications
- Copy of student UPDATED Resume
- Hot Work Certification (required for Electrical, HVAC, Metal Fabrication, Plumbing)