To qualify for participation in the Cooperative Placement Program there are several requirements that must be met:
- Seniors are required to retain a minimum grade of a “C” in all academic courses and must maintain a “B” average in shop.
- In participating shops, juniors may be eligible to participate in Co-op once they have completed a minimum of five trimesters and after the mid-year of their junior year (usually early February).
- In order to be eligible, juniors are required to carry a minimum shop grade of a "B" and a “C” average in each academic course for the second trimester progress report.
- Attendance is a critical part of the Cooperative program. Any student wishing to participate in Co-op must meet or exceed Assabet Valley’s attendance policy requirements.
- Students who exceed the maximum allowance of absences due to illness or uncontrollable circumstances may apply for a waiver through the Cooperative Placement Office.
|Employers must follow Massachusetts Child Labor laws and also must pay at a rate similar to those in entry-level positions of their working field.
W2 withholding is required.
|The student must be able to provide his/her own transportation to work.
|The employer has the opportunity to provide weekly feedback on the students productivity and performance.
|The student will follow all necessary work safety procedures required by employer.
|Employers agree to assist the cooperative students in obtaining trade related skills and knowledge under close supervision by qualified personnel.
|Students participating in Co-op must maintain all requirements listed; those who fail to follow all requirements will be revoked the privilege of Co-op.
|Employers must provide the school with a Certificate of Liability of their Workers Compensation Insurance Policy.
|Employers of Assabet Valley’s Cooperative program take great notice in their worker’s focus and dedication; therefore, when applying for the Co-op program, students must maintain a professional and mature attitude towards their Cooperative position. Their attitude and actions reflect upon Assabet Valley and will affect future placements.
|If for any reason the employer decides to terminate the placement, the employer must notify the school in writing.