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.


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As we approach the 2020-2021 school year, new protocols and safety measures will be in place to protect students and their workplaces against COVID-19.

Work Based Learning Opportunities

  • Job Shadowing
  • Career Work Experience
  • Career Technical Education
  • Registered Apprenticeship
  • Industry Credentials
  • Hours towards Licensure or Apprenticeship



What Do Students Learn In Co-op?

  • Real world work experience on job sites
  • 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.



Apply for Co-operative Education by filling out the  application on the Apply to CVCC page above!

Coordinator Information

Coordinator: Wayne Tozzi

Phone: (802) 476.6237 ext. 1137

Education that works.

Site Designer and Web Master: Matthew Binginot.