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.
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.