See below for a List of Contacts For Additional Co-op Information
"Beginning your work history in a work-based learning program is a great place to start. It gives you hands-on experience to what the job world is like and the different situations you may encounter." - Katie Schneider
Co-op consists of two components during the senior year: In-school instruction and on-the-job training. Students will receive credit for both classroom and work experience.
Co-op is an academic program that enables Co-op students to gain job-related experience prior to graduation. Co-op students:
Earn academic credit for their work experiences and are paid by their employers.
Maintain their status as full-time students while participating in the program.
Receive Advanced Standing credits.
Employers want good workers to fill jobs now and in the future. The purpose of Co-op is to make sure students know that if they want to work in business, agribusiness, food service, child care, building technology, manufacturing, health careers, in the automotive field, or in marketing. The Co-op program may just be the best route to take to learn about those careers.
The following Co-op programs are available at Marshfield High School:
The Cooperative Education Skill Standards Certificate Program is a school-supervised one-year paid work experience for students studying in one of the traditional career and technical education content areas and for which the student has a career goal: marketing, business, agriculture, family and consumer education, technology education, and health occupations. The work-based experience is combined with related classroom instruction. Students work towards mastering industry-endorsed competencies and are awarded a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency issued by DPI upon successful completion. Schools must be approved by DPI to offer certified Co-op.
Co-op Skills Certificates are available in the following areas:
Business & Information Technology
Family and Consumer Education
Family & Community Services
Sports & Entertainment
To Qualify for Co-op Skills Certificates You Must:
Be a senior in good standing.
Complete the prerequisites for the program (Check the student handbook or see the Co-op teacher).
Complete an application available online or from a guidance counselor.
Complete a personal interview.
Remain in school and successfully complete requirements for graduation.
Exhibit good academic skills and maintain regular attendance at school and work.
"I have enjoyed working with the youth and seeing their growth in the job as well as in the person throughout the year. It is a well worthwhile program."- Tom Drendal, Superintendent (UW-Marshfield Ag. Research Station)