· Computer aided drafting/CAD
Students participating in a cooperative skill certificate program are required to
· Cooperate with the workplace mentor and teacher coordinator, engage in the work as a learning
experience, observe business etiquette, and abide by safety rules.
· Notify the school and business in advance when absence is unavoidable.
· Maintain school performance to remain eligible for the cooperative education experience.
· Furnish the teacher coordinator with requested information and complete all necessary reports.
· Show honesty, punctuality, courtesy, a cooperative attitude, proper health and grooming habits,
appropriate dress, and a willingness to learn.
· Remain with the employer during the agreement period except by mutual agreement of all parties
involved to end the experience.
· Abide by the rules and regulations of the cooperating employer.
· Keep all business information of the cooperating employer confidential.
The teacher-coordinator for a certified skills cooperative program will be have the responsibility to:
· Cooperate with and assist the employer in creating a learning plan to meet the needs of the
student and employer based on state-approved, industry-based skill competencies.
· Observe and assess the student in school as determined in the learning plan.
· Cooperate with the employer in the evaluation of the student. Final evaluation is the
responsibility of both the teacher coordinator and the workplace mentor.
· Make every attempt to resolve problems that may arise from the business, school,
parent/guardian, student, or community.
· Provide meaningful school-based learning related to the needs of the student and employer.
· Assess the employability skills identified in the skill certificate.
· Work with a local advisory committee to maintain a quality program.
· Provide and promote supporting activities such as: student organizations; advisory committees;
and community activities that integrate co-curricular activities which will contribute to the
achievement of the skill certificate competencies.
Employers who agree to participate in a certified skills cooperative program are required to:
· Provide activities which contribute to the achievement of the required competencies.
· Provide a workplace mentor for the education of the student worker who will observe and
evaluate the student at the workplace.
· Serve on the local advisory committee.
· Provide employment for the student during the agreed times.
· Adhere to all federal and state regulations regarding applicable child labor laws.
For additional information regarding Cooperative Education Skill Standards Certificate Programs please
refer to the DPI Workbased Education website at: