Cooperative Education

Cooperative Work Experience, commonly called co-op, is a great resource available to all qualified Career Center students. Co-op is more than “just a job.” It allows you to evaluate what type of work you want to do, get real-world experience in the field you are studying, try out a variety of career interests, receive valuable training in technical skills, and learn the soft-skills required for successful employment.

Co-op experiences can be paid or unpaid and they can range in time from just a few hours to a long-term placement. Co-op experiences look impressive on a resume!

For more information, please contact Len Schmidt, Cooperative Education Coordinator via email lschmidt@pahcc.org or phone (802) 382-1005.

Once you’ve talked with your program Instructor and you both have decided that Coop may be for you, you can use the links below to get started.

Download an Extended Coop Experience application

Track your progress

Fill out an Employment Skills Assessment

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