CO-OP Student Workshops

All 2022-2023 CO-OP students must attend a CO-OP Student Workshop before school begins. Use the link below to sign up. There are several dates to choose from.
  • Workshops are mandatory even if you are a returning student - there have been some policy and procedure changes for summer and the 22-23 SY.
  • Only sign up for ONE time slot.
  • You MUST sign up at least 24 hours in advance. You cannot show up without reserving your spot.
  • If none of the scheduled slots work with your work schedule send me a message on Remind or an email at tara.baker@elmoreco.com to make alternate arrangements.
  • If you are participating in summer CO-OP and 2022-2023 SY CO-OP you only need to sign up for a SUMMER CO-OP session.
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Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is learning by doing. Students continue their technical training by working for employers during the period(s) they are scheduled for WBL. Work Based Learning is a combined effort between parents, educators, and employers who assist young adults become proficient and productive in the workplace.

Cooperative Education is part of the Work-Based Learning Continuum. Cooperative Education is a structured component of the Career Technical Education curriculum that integrates classroom instruction and learning with productive, supervised work-based experiences in fields related to a student’s career objectives. Students must work 140 hours per CO-OP credit earned. 

Eligibility

Cooperative Education provides juniors and seniors with real-world work experience, as well as the responsibilities associated with having a job in their chosen field.

CO-OP students identify a career path to explore in one of sixteen nationally recognized career clusters. It is expected that career technical courses taken from 9-12 grades will relate to a career objective.

Student Qualifications

In order to participate in Work-Based Learning a student should:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have successfully completed the required prerequisite course(s)
  • Be classified as a junior or senior who is on track for graduation
  • Have an acceptable attendance, grade, and discipline record
  • Have completed an application for WBL enrollment
  • Have provided the names of three teacher references one of which should include a Career Technical teacher
  • Possess the knowledge, skills, behavioral qualities, and abilities required for successful employment
  • Be physically and mentally capable of performing the essential functions of the desired work-based experience
  • Have participated in a student interview to review information on the application, discuss parental/guardian support, and discuss possible employment options
  • Have the ability to provide transportation to and from the training site 

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This is the process we will use for the 2022-2023 school year applications:

Download, complete, and return the application. Once your application has been reviewed you will receive an email with further instructions. Check your student email regularly!  If you are eligible for CO-OP,  you will need to download, complete, and return all remaining documents on the checklist below. Being eligible for CO-OP does not mean you are automatically enrolled in CO-OP nor does it guarantee a job. It only means that you meet all requirements for eligibility.

All documents must be completed and returned to Ms. Baker, Cooperative Education/Work-Based Learning Coordinator at Elmore County Technical Center in order to be considered for participation in the program. Students can return documents in person or by email. Incomplete forms/documents will be returned to students. No incomplete applications will be accepted. 

Please contact Ms. Baker with any questions at 334-567-1218 or tara.baker@elmoreco.com. 

Cooperative Education Application & Required Documents

CO-OP and Child Labor Information