• Become a Co-op Employer
    Let us help you navigate through the different stages of employing a Co-op student.
    The Benefits to You and Your Organization
    • Student employees have received prior training in safety procedures and occupational
       skills as well as obtain OSHA 10 hour card
    • Cost effective recruitment of quality employees eager to succeed in their career
       vocational technical area
    • Students develop maturity and confidence in their career skills resulting in a strong human
       resource for the employer
    • Providing opportunities for local youth creates public relations between the business,
       the school and the community at large
    Responsibilities of Co-op Employer
    • Sign a Cooperative Education Agreement outlining the type of training the student
       will receive
    • Provide Certificate of Liability showing workers' compensation coverage
    • Pay wages comparable to those of other employees doing similar tasks
    • Agree to follow BVT’s non-discrimination policy
    • Provide Co-op students with tasks of a productive nature that serve as an extension of the
       student’s Career Vocational Technical Training 
    • Evaluate students weekly performance on student time sheets
    • Provide periodic assessments on student’s overall progress
  • Application Process
    If you are interested in having a student work at your company, the following process must occur in sequential order.

    1. Read our Co-op Education Manual.

    2. Complete a Co-op Agreement
        A Co-op Agreement is required for every student participating in our Co-op Program
        who is employed at your company. Co-op Agreements can be requested by
        contacting Kimberly Elder at kelder@valleytech.k12.ma.us.

    3. Supervisor of the student must visit BVT in person to conduct a Massachusetts Criminal Records Check. Alternate arrangements to appearing in person are available but will require a MA notary to assist in completing the form and originals are required.
    4. Certificate of Insurance
        You must submit a copy of your certificate of insurance via: 
        • Fax a copy of the insurance to 508–529–3586, attention Co-op Office
        • Email copy of the insurance to the Co-op Office kelder@valleytech.k12.ma.us

    5. Work Site Visit
        You will be contacted by a school administrator or student's shop instructor to coordinate a visit date.

    Expectations of our Cooperative Education Process
    If you’re interested in having a student employed at their company it’s important to fully understand the roles and expectations of each party (student, employer, teacher, parent, and our Co-op Office) within the process.

  • For More Information
    Do you have questions
    about our Co-op Program?
    Our FAQ may help you.

    To become a Co-op Employer
    simply apply by contacting:
    Kimberly Elder
    508–529–7758  x3137
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