Cooperative (CO-OP) Education is offered to students during their second (or completion) year of a Career and Technology Program if a suitable workplace experience is available. CO-OP Education provides an ideal opportunity for students to experience on-the-job training. When combined with occupational and academic education, this training will enable the student to develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that are essential to successful employment.
CO-OP Education provides benefits to employers. The program furnishes pre-screened and monitored candidates whose abilities and interests match the potential employer. A student employee provides manpower flexibility for changing needs and relieves the employer of the cost of some on-the-job training. The program gives employers an opportunity to experiment with new positions without making extensive investments or long-range commitments. Employers will be asked to express ideas for improving Wade Hampton's Career and Technology Education curriculum.