The following is an announcement from Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School:
Looking for a job can be a daunting experience for new high school and college grads, especially if the job-seeker has limited training or experience in the selected field. But it can be equally daunting for employers looking to hire skilled workers in technical and specialized areas.
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School students in the technical fields have a competitive edge against their peers thanks to the school’s Cooperative Education program, a program designed to develop proficiency in a trade area. Not only does the student make a smooth transition into the career path of their choice, local businesses who hire Cooperative Education students get employees who are ready, willing and able to learn under their tutelage.
According to Northeast Metro Tech co-op coordinator Louise Powers, the school partners with local businesses who employ qualified Northeast Metro Tech seniors during their practical/shop weeks. The students, who continue to receive their academic training in a traditional classroom setting while spending their practical/shop week employed by area businesses, perform work best suited to their qualifications and educational needs.
“It’s a win-win for students and employers,” Powers said. “The employers hire students who meet strict requirements before they are eligible to participate in the cooperative education program, and students gain a practical work experience, and potential career opportunities, in their vocational area.”
“Local businesses who hire Northeast Metro Tech seniors are assured of working with a cooperative employee who has met the strict standards set by the school.”
Northeast Metro Tech offers Cooperative Education opportunities in the following areas:
- Automotive repair
- Automotive Technology
- Building & grounds maintenance
- Computer aided drafting and design
- Culinary arts
- Dental assisting
- Design and visual communications
- Early childhood education
- Graphic communications
- Health assisting
- Information support and networking
- Metal fabrication
- Office technology
- Plumbing & pipefitting
For more information on the Cooperative Education Program for 2012-2013 including enrollment forms and criteria, please contact co-op coordinator Louise Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-246-0810 x1632.