• Cooperative Education or Work Program


    What is Co-Op / Work Program? 

    Co-Op or Workprogram is an employer-driven, “learn while you earn” class that combines structured paid on-the-job training with job-related instruction at Leyden High Schools. The goal is to provide students with advanced skill sets that meet specific employer needs. Often, employers hire Co-Op students upon graduation and cover any additional training and certification costs.

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    Benefits for Students

    • Learn a skill
    • Explore your career cluster & pathway
    • Early release from the school day (when required)
    • Paid work experience that allows you to work towards your career goals 12-32 hours per week
    • Real-life application of classroom concepts
    • Establish foundational workplace skills

    Benefits for Parents

    • Students become more marketable
    • Students develop a strong work ethic
    • Can lead to full-time employment
    • Can support college ambitions

    Benefits for Employers

    • Engage with the Leyden community
    • Collaborate with educators to create training plans
    • Access to motivated workers
    • Screening of candidates
    • Streamline the transition from school to work


    Course Handbook Information

    Coop 611-612 -This is a two-course program. Students must enroll in Cooperative Work Program and Related Cooperative Work Program concurrently. This course is open to Seniors. It offers two credits; one for a formal class, and one of on the job training. Students agree to work at a training site 12-32 hours per week.