The Cooperative Education (Co-op) program combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training, and is available through any career and technical program offered at OACTEP. Qualifying seniors integrate classroom learning with supervised, practical work experience. Eligible students apply for part-time employment in areas related to their chosen field of study. Students are evaluated by their employers on a monthly basis, and receive related instruction in school each week.
To qualify for the co-op program, students must have passing grades in all courses required for graduation, have a Student Employment Training Agreement, have good attendance, and have an acceptable discipline record. Students must have completed minimum of one year in their career and technical program prior to applying for the co-op program.
All students will be required to take the appropriate NOCTI test at the conclusion of the program.