Work-based Internship/Cooperative Education provides high school credit combining academic study with practical work experience. Receiving on-the-job training, developing business contacts, exploring career options and building community networking are some of the benefits of enrolling in the Work-based Internship/Cooperative Education program.
Some of the areas students can prepare for include business related careers, such as accounting, business administration, business management, finance, banking, insurance or early childhood education. Students attend school in the morning and then leave school to report to their work-site. Students can be placed in a variety of occupational training positions within a range of career fields and are expected to maintain good attendance in school and work a minimum of fifteen hours per week. Students earn fifteen credits for the Work-based Internship/Cooperative Education class and employment.
The teacher provides ongoing worksite monitoring and assessment in conjunction with a formal training plan, discussion of workplace experience and a final evaluation. Cooperative education is an excellent way for students to experience a career of interest, to obtain the necessary skills for success in college and to assist in the transition to the world of work.
Keys to Success:
Must be in a paid position which produces a PAYCHECK!
Complete a minimum of 540 hours by the end of the school year
Complete an Employee/Employer Training Agreement
Submit an Electronic Wage and Hour form each marking period
Submit an Employer Evaluation form each marking period
Complete all in-class assignments
Where are Students Employed?
Marking Period 1
||Workplace Health and Safety|
||Workplace Legal Matters|
||Beginning a New Job|
||Finding and Applying for a Job|
||Taxes and Social Security|
Marking Period 2
||Developing a Positive Attitude|
||Interpersonal Relationships at Work|
||Teamwork and Leadership|
||Professional Communication Skills|
||Thinking Skills on the Job|
Marking Period 3
||Time and Information Management|
||Managing Your Money|
||Banking and Credit|
||Balancing Work and Personal Life|
Marking Period 4
||You and the World of Work|
||Getting to Know Yourself|
||Developing a Career Plan|
Program Expectations Sheet 2010
Student Interest Survey 2010
Mrs. Janice Emering
West Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Phone: (973) 228-1200, ext. 824/362