In the past 50 years, BVT’s mission of producing employable young adults has not changed. What has changed dramatically, however, is the very definition of employable. Employment in high-demand, high-skill, and high-paying jobs is the destination at the end of our student’s career pathway. Reaching that destination in an ever-changing and highly complex global economy requires our graduates to possess an array of specialized skills, including critical thinking, adaptability, problem-solving, superb communication, and the ability to work autonomously and as a contributing member of a team.Our Co-op program is an ideal opportunity for highly motivated students eager to begin working within a professional environment. Participation in the program reached new heights in the 2019-2020 school year with over a third of the senior class participating in the cooperative education program. Rather than waiting for a career opportunity to knock, students in our Co-op program opened the door themselves and delve deeper into their career options.Co-op makes a BVT education richer and more meaningful by empowering students to further hone their technical knowledge and skills, gain new perspectives, and find the confidence to transform their lives. By embracing the challenges of our Co-op programs, thousands of BVT graduates have set themselves up for success in full-time employment, post-secondary education, and military service.If you are an employer and want some more information regarding our Co-op program, you can go to our Employer's FAQ page. There you will find information on our co-op process, as well as many other answers to your questions.
Do you remember going out on co-op as a senior? For most, it was that first “real” full-time job where you simultaneously got your feet wet in the industry of your trade while showing off the skills you learned in your vocational shop. Co-op is a tradition and opportunity that is still part of the senior experience today.
Take a moment to explore a few of the stories and real-world experiences of our co-op students.
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