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School to Career Program

(Cooperative Education)

Through a partnership with local businesses and industries and full approval of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Nashoba Valley Technical High School is able to provide a School to Career Program for eligible juniors and seniors who meet established high standards of achievement, attendance, work readiness and interest. These students will spend their technical training week in a real world career setting in their chosen field. This experience is an extension of their education, and students do receive a grade from their employers based on the competencies they acquire. They then follow their regular academic schedule on the alternate week. Students are eligible for this program during the last trimester of the junior year and throughout the entire senior year.

The following opportunities are available for students in the School to Career Program:

  • to work for an approved School to Career employer for pay
  • to work in situations that are beyond the scope and variety that can be offered in the typical school setting
  • to make contacts for summer and permanent employment

The steps and forms required for Cooperative Placement are outlined below.

Phase I: Eligibility Information

  • Cooperative Placement Student Checklist
  • Cooperative Placement Student Application
  • Cooperative Placement Informational PowerPoint
  • Work Based Learning Plan Information
  • A Guide for Working Teens

Phase II: Establishing Placement

  • Initial Site Safety Checklist
  • Worksite Permission Form
  • Cooperative Placement Agreement Form

Phase III: Cooperative Placement Supervision

  • Site Evaluation Checklist
  • Cooperative Placement Assessment Form
  • Cooperative Placement Time Card

The School to Career Coordinator provides each School to Work placement supervisor with the appropriate educational standards and curriculum to be met and visits the worksite at least once each trimester.

Students who participate in the Cooperative Education program will be enrolled in the corresponding Cooperative Education Class for their technical program. Employers will be sent a rubric to evaluate their job performance at the end of each trimester which will be given to the technical instructor to enter the grade for the Cooperative Education class. In some programs, due to requirements of the licensing body, students may also receive additional theory work to complete and submit to their technical instructors which will be included in their grade.

  • Cooperative Education Advanced Manufacturing (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Automotive (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Auto Body (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Biotechnology (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Carpentry (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Cosmetology (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Culinary Arts (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Dental Assisting (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Design & Visual (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Early Childhood Education (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Electrical (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Engineering (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Health Assisting (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Hospitality (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Marketing (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Programming & Web (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Plumbing (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Robotics (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education TV Media (40 Credits)
  • Cooperative Education Veterinary Assisting (40 Credits)

For additional information regarding the School to Career Program or to obtain copies of the School to Career Student/Parent Handbook or School to CareerEmployer's Handbook please contact Mr. Jeff Scheminger, Vocational Coordinator and Co-op at 978-692-4711 extension 11001