155 Ayers Street, Barre VT 05641

Phone: (802)-476-6237

Fax: (802)-476-4045

The Cooperative Education Program extends academic and technical training beyond the classroom by providing opportunities for students to apply their learning in a workplace setting. The program is collaboration between the Central Vermont Career Center and area employers and is designed to offer paid or unpaid career-related jobs that build on and expand a student’s entry level skills. Whether the goal is to develop self-confidence, employability skills or advanced job placement, the Cooperative Education career based curriculum encourages students to put their education to work.


Work Based Learning Opportunities

  • Job Shadowing
  • Career Work Experience
  • Career Technical Education
  • Registered Apprenticeship



What Do Students Learn In Co-op?

  • Decision making, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Stronger communication through reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Management of time, records, and workplace
  • Professionalism and business ethics
  • Teamwork with fellow employees
  • Industry Standards



Program Requirements

  • Be enrolled in a Central Vermont Career Center program and have the instructor's’ recommendation.
  • Complete all required school courses, and complete all course requirements maintaining a passing grade in technical program and all other courses.
  • Work up to four school days at their work site and attend a minimum of one day at the Central Vermont Career Center.
  • Provide their own transportation to and from the Cooperative Education work site with a legally registered, insured, and inspected vehicle, driven by a licensed driver.
  • Automotive Technology students must have a valid drivers’ license.



Applying for Co-operative Education


Juniors applying for a second year as a senior in their same program:

  • Co-op Application due Feb 12th (see Forms page on the Co-op page below).
  • Recommendation of the program instructor due Feb. 12th.
  • Recommendation from sending school School Counseling counselor due Feb 12th. Interview with Cooperative Education Coordinator.
  • Excellent attendance, with no more than a total of six absences (including tardy) of their junior year.
  • A numeric grade of 80% or better in their trade program.
  • Written feedback from one job shadow completed by April 3rd.
  • The potential of a Career Technical Educational placement within a Central Vermont business with the intention of employment for the fall term.


Seniors in the 4th marking period of their first year in a program:

  • Co-op Application after the end of the 3rd marking period.
  • Interview with Cooperative Education Coordinator.
  • Recommendation of the program instructor.
  • Recommendation from sending school School Counseling counselor, stating that you are passing your classes and on track for graduation.
  • A numeric grade of 80% or better in their trade program.
  • Excellent attendance, with no more than a total of five absences (including tardy) of their current year, and no more than two absences or tardies in the 3rd marking period.

Coordinator Information

Coordinator: Wayne Tozzi


Phone: (802).476.6237 ext. 1137

Available Mondays and Thursdays


The Central Vermont Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color,

national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in

admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

Click here to read our official Notice of Discrimination as a full document.

Education that works.

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Vermont Tech


The Central Vermont Career Center is committed to providing communication materials that are accessible regardless of ability. If you need information in an alternative format, please call us at 802-476-6237.

Click here to read our official Accessibility Statement as a full document.

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