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 a variety of career fields including manufacturing, engineering, automotive, healthcare, and small business entrepreneurship. 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 an hourly wage based on industry standards. They also receive ½ credit upon successful completion of the co-op. The co-op is pass/fail. Students must also be enrolled in a related course.

The Application is open for 3rd and 4th quarter placements for 2019-20. Please click on the link below to access the application! Application is due Friday, December 6, 2019

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Youth Co-op Info Night*:

December 4, 2019
Sunny Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
3014 Erie Ave
Sheboygan, WI 53081


6:15-6:30 Sign in, speak with co-op company reps
6:30-7:15 Youth Co-op Presentation: Candice Boutelle, Inspire Sheboygan County
7:15-8:00 Questions and Conversations with companies offering youth co-op positions
(During this time, students and families are free to meet with companies of interest)

*This meeting is required for students who are new to the youth co-op program and their guardian.

Placements for 3rd and 4th Quarter: mid December-mid January

Candice Boutelle