CO-OP

Heidi Walsh
Room: J104
Ext: 764
E-mail: hwalsh@gnbvt.edu

The Co-Op program allows qualified students the opportunity to work at a job within their chosen field during school time. The students alternate between school and work on nine-day cycles. Cooperating companies hire students as regular employees at pay scales comparable to those of other entry-level people performing similar tasks.

Co-Op is a State approved, work-based learning program. Employers are required to pay the students, but have no further monetary responsibilities. They must provide a safe working environment, supervision by a person with journeyman status, and be covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

Students are evaluated each cycle by the employers, and are further evaluated by the Co-Op Coordinator and the employer each quarter. The Co-Op Coordinator is responsible for qualifying work sites for safety and work content, and will conduct regular site visits.

During the cycle the student is normally assigned to shop, he/she will instead report to his/her cooperative employer.

DUAL ENROLLMENT

Students interested in signing up for Dual Enrollment must see Mrs. Walsh in J104. Sign-ups run until Friday, January 10th.

High school students in the Bristol Community College service area may enroll in one college course each semester at no cost. Tuition and fees for this free dual enrollment course are being covered in party by a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Where necessary, any additional tuition and fees are being waived by Bristol Community College. Students may also enroll in afternoon, evening, weekend, and online classes. A minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and an official high school transcript are required. BCC also requires that the students and parent or guardian complete a Dual Enrollment application form which must be signed by the high school CVTE Coordinator or guidance counselor.

Students below the age of 16 at the time of registration must comply with the College Underage Policy. Students are responsible for the cost of course texts, materials and lab fees. Limited financial assistance may be available on a case by case basis. Contact the Director of School to College Partnerships for more information.

Students who wish to take additional courses will be charged the regular tuition rate plus fees and materials. Some scholarship assistance is available.

GNBRVTHS has 20 students participating in our Dual Enrollment Program with Bristol Community College this semester. The students are enrolled in a variety of classes and we wish them well.
Please look at the attached CVTE Orientation.

Student Job Opportunities

Check us out on Facebook: GNB Voc-Tech High School-Job Center