Diversified Co-Op Education Program





COODINATOR: Mr. David Joyce



Cooperative Education is offered to students from all participating districts. Supervision, Instruction, Placement and Evaluation will be provided by the Cooperative Education Staff of the Career & Technical Center.

Students enrolled in Diversified Cooperative Education will attend a related theory course offered by WBACTC on one designated afternoon each week from 11:54 a.m. to 2:42 p.m. depending upon the home school time table. On days other than theory class days, Co-Op students will be permitted to leave the home school around 11:15 a.m. to go to their training stations.

The purpose of Diversified Cooperative Education is to provide students before graduation a real opportunity to acquaint themselves with the inevitable “World of Work.” Learning on the Training Station, wage-earning responsibilities, direction, and constructive criticism and being a truly representative member of our nation’s work force are important elements of the program. The program offers to the successful student one credit for the theory course “Succeeding in the World of Work.” Students desiring admission to Co-Op must be at least 16 years of age and have “working papers” obtained from the home school district office. The prospective Co-Op student must be able to furnish his or her own transportation to and from the training stations and must purchase accident insurance available through the home school. If the student’s parents or guardian carry insurance on the student, the student must furnish proof of such coverage to his Co-Op instructor.
Students will not be allowed to work at their training stations on days that they are absent from the home school or the theory class at WBACTC. If you are too ill to go to school, you are too ill to go to work.