For more information contact:
Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School
(717) 697-0354 Ext. 109
The Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) at Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School is designed to acquaint students with the world of work in their related programs and give them the work-based learning opportunities which cannot be duplicated in the classroom.
Students placed in the program enter at an entry-level position. The combination of job experience and a well-written training plan gives students opportunities for continual advancement in their chosen field.
- All seniors are eligible with a recommendation from their program instructor
- Recommendations are based on skill, attitude, work ethic, and attendance
Guidelines for the co-op program
The program instructor must recommend the student.
The Cooperative Education Coordinator must interview the student.
Each student under 18 years of age must obtain a transferable work permit.
Training Agreement is explained to student and employer by the co-op coordinator.
The employer and co-op coordinator will establish a Training Plan.
All paperwork is signed by employer, student, parents/guardian and co-op coordinator.
The employer will evaluate the student once a month.
The student returns to Cumberland Perry AVTS for two monthly meetings.
The co-op coordinator visits the training site once a month.
Student cooperative education programs end on the date of graduation. Employers are encouraged to offer permanent employment.
Benefits of Cooperative Education
For the employer:
A cost effective method of evaluating the potential of future employees
An opportunity to bring the latest technical skills and techniques into the organization
A year-round supply of well-trained, highly motivated students who want to learn
Relief for permanent professionals during peak work periods
Develop a work force of young people who have employment skills
No recruitment costs, higher employee retention, and reduced training costs
Community recognition for being a partner in education
Develops good relationships between business and young people and their parents
For the student:
Explore potential career interests
Develop professional work habits and improve human relations skills
Gain practical, on-the-job, career-related experience before graduation
Improve the chances of permanent employment
Defray the costs of education
Make more effective educational and career choices
Develop maturity and self confidence
Earn a wage in their desired occupation
Land that "first job" in the occupation desired as a career
Cumberland Perry AVTS has 22 seniors currently enrolled in the Cooperative Education Program, while 61 took advantage of the program during the 2015-16 school year.
Thank You to Our Co-Op Partners!
|A.C. Rimmer, Inc.||Ace Fix-It Hardware of Dillsburg||AGI Fundraising|
|Alert Pharmacy Services, Inc.||Amber Jewel Glam Studio Salon||The Ames Companies, Inc.|
|Anteil, Inc.||Appalachian Harley Davidson||ARCS Heating & Cooling, LLC|
|Art Communication Systems, Inc.||Artistic Image||Atlas Automotive Specialists|
|BBEC||B & B Custom Trim, Inc.||Barrick & Stewart|
|B.C. Freeman Mechanical & Electrical, Inc.||Bella Donnas Hair Studio||Beshore & Koller, Inc.|
|Best Auto Sales and Service||Black Landscape Contracting||Blain Tire and Auto, Inc.|
|Blue Mountain Car Care||Blue Mountain Blooms||BMS Performance and Truck Repair|
|Brenner Chrysler Jeep||Brenner Collision||Brenner Nissan|
|Bruner's Service Center||Bur-Lane, Inc.||Capital Tool & Manufacturing Co., Inc.|
|Carlisle Carrier Corporation||Carlisle Petroleum, Inc.||Cauffman Construction|
|Central Penn Plumbing Services, Inc.||Ceva Logistics||Cheran, Inc.|
|C.K. Jones||Cleveland Brothers-HY-Mac||Colonial Builders & Developers, LLC|
|Cornerstone Custom Builders, Inc.||Country Market Butcher||Crickside Barns|
|Cropf Brothers, Inc.||CRST Lincoln Sales, Inc.||Cumberland Electronics|
|Cumberland Supply & Building Co.||Cumberland Truck Equipment Co.||Cumberland Valley Corporation|
|Cumberland Valley Motors||Cummins Power Systems||DaFlure|
|Daydream Salon & Spa||DeRielle Cosmetology Academy||Done Right Autoworks|
|Down East Fabrication||Du Mor, Inc.||Eagle Intermodal Services|
|ECI Construction||Edwin L. Heim Company||Elite Athletic Performance & Aquatic Center|
|Excel||Expressions by Tanya||Faulkner Subaru|
|Fine Line Autobody||Fisher's Repair||Five Star International|
|Fleet Repair Solutions||Flight Systems, Inc.||Fogle Masonry, Inc.|
|Freeland Tool & Machine||Freightliner of Harrisburg||Freysinger Auto of Perry County|
|G.A. Blumenschein & Sons||G.A. Farlling's Garage||Galbraith Pre-Design|
|GCD Construction||Gettys Mechanical Contracting||Giant Food Stores|
|The Goddard School of Enola||Godshells' Custom Machining||Groff Tractor & Equipment|
|GVM, Inc.||H.B. McClure||Hair Cottage|
|Hair Cuttery||Henchcraft Racing Products, Inc.||Hershocks, Inc.|
|Hilton Harrisburg||Holiday Hair (Dillsburg, Newport, Mechanicsburg)||The Home Depot|
|Hoover Bros.||Hot Frog Print Media||Howell's Hot Spotts|
|Hyper Racing||Integra Print & Image||James E. Swenson, Inc.|
|Jiffy Lube||Jim Shenk's Autobody||JMF Underground|
|J.W. Smith Autobody||John's Mobile Repair||John W. Gleim Jr., Inc.|
|Jones Plumbing, Inc.||JST Corporation||K & C Communications|
|Keen Transport||Kenworth of PA||Kevin Quirk Custom Graphics|
|KeyMed Partners||Keystone Oil Products||Kinsley Land Sculpting, Inc.|
|Kope and Sons||Krehling Industries, Inc.||Kiddie Academy of Silver Springs|
|Lawrence Chevrolet||Leer Electric, Inc.||Lehman Construction Services, Inc.|
|Lehman Volvo||Legacy Truck Center, Inc.||Liberator Performance, Inc.|
|Line X of Cumberland County||Lobar Associates, Inc.||The Market Place|
|Market Street Restaurant & Deli||Marstellar Oil & Concrete||Master Solutions, Inc.|
|Mauell Group||Meineke Car Care||Melhorn Builder, Inc.|
|Midas||Middlesex Police Department||Middle Spring Motors|
|Mirage Hair Design & Spa||More than Tires||Munchkin Meadow|
|Mr. Rehab||Napoli Professional Landscaping||Naval Inventory Control Point|
|Newberry Township Police Department||N-Hance Wood Renewal||Nicole Neichels Salon, LLC|
|Noble Auto Care Center||Office Depot||Old Dominion Freight Lines|
|Oven Industries||PA Army National Guard||Park Hurst Dining|
|Parvin Paving||PC Parts, Inc.||PennDOT (Cumberland Co. Office)|
|Pennsy Supply, Inc.||Penske Truck Leasing||Penske Truck Leasing (Carlisle)|
|Perry County Generations||Plasterer Equipment Co., Inc.||Power Component Systems|
|Pyramid Construction Services||Pyrotek, Inc.||R&W Equipment|
|React||Regesters Heating & A/C, LLC||Remco, Inc.|
|Riley Welding & Fabricating||Ritner Steel, Inc.||Robert H. Feaser Co., Inc.|
|Rohrer Bus Service||R.T. Carey Trucking||Ryder|
|Salon 4800||Schneider National Carriers||Secco, Inc.|
|Service Tire Truck Centers||Sheet Metal Specialist||Shumakers Service, Inc.|
|Smith's Farm Equipment||Smith's Garage||The Spalon|
|Spirit Day Spa||Staub Automotive||Stephenson Equipment, Inc.|
|Stewart-Amos Steel, Inc.||Sutliff Cadillac||Sutliff Chevrolet|
|Tank Truck Outfitters||Techtrol Cyclonetics, Inc.||Tiday Homes, LLC|
|TNT Tractor N Trailer, Inc.||Tooling Dynamics, LLC||Trademark Classics|
|Tradesman Drywall||Tranquility||Trends Hair Salon|
|Tuckey Mechanical Services||UCF Machine Shop||Unisource Worldwide|
|USA Spares||Valley Ag & Turf||Valley Green Repair Services|