What is COOPERATIVE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
by Ed Schmidt
Cooperative vocational education combines in-school instruction with sequential on-the-job experience, and through alternative periods of work and school, eases the transition from the academic climate of school to the reality of work. A number of other characteristics include specific job preparation, development of desirable work habits, economic participation in the community, trial testing one or more occupational choices, and development of a work history prior to actual entry into gainful employment as an adult. The first year in the program, students will take the class and also do work experience for a total of 4 credits. If a second year is taken, students will take the work experience only and earn 2 credits.