Become a Co-op EmployerLet 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 largeResponsibilities of Co-op Employer
• Sign a Cooperative Education Agreement outlining the type of training the student
• 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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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about our Co-op Program?
Our FAQ may help you.
To become a Co-op Employersimply apply by contacting:Kimberly Elder