High School Co-op Work Experience
Cooperative Education is a work based learning opportunity that links classroom instruction in Technology Education, Marketing Education, Family and Consumer Education, and Business and Information Technology Education with “real world” work experience in related occupations. The Co-op program provides on the job training and evaluation through carefully planned and supervised experiences that develop, improve, and/or refine occupational
competencies required for a given career objective. These competencies include attitudes, skills, and knowledge.
The co-op program through INSPIRE Sheboygan County is open to Sheboygan County students ages 16-18 who are looking to explore the manufacturing or automotive career field. The co-op experience is a minimum of 75 hours within an academic quarter. Students apply and interview for positions they are interested in and are paid $10/hour and receive ½ credit upon successful completion of the co-op. The co-op is pass/fail. Students must also be enrolled in a related technology education course.
September 19, Recruitment Fair, UW-Sheboygan
October 2, Parent Meeting, The Volltrath Co-6:30-8:00 PM
October 5, Parent Meeting, Bemis Manufacturing-6:30-8:00 PM
November 3, Companies hire and contact students
Approximately Nov 13, 2nd quarter Co-op positions begin
December 4, Parent Meeting, American Orthodontics, 6:30-8:00 PM
Approximately January 25, 3rd quarter Co-op position begin
Approximately April 2, 4th quarter Co-op position begin