Pictured: Nicholas Conway, CIT Senior and Alexander Connors, MET Senior
Co-op Employer of the Month:
Electroswitch designs and manufactures the widest variety of switches and relays for the power industry, including lock out relays and battery monitors, supporting critical applications at power utility, defense and industrial sites worldwide. Manufacturing in the USA since 1946, Electroswitch continues to develop solutions with their customers, exceeding the highest industry performance standards with safe, intuitive to use products of the highest value for their applications.
Electroswitch is very proud of the relationship we have with SSVT hiring co-op students and our track record of hiring full time after graduation. The co-op experience is a great way to introduce students to the workplace. We appreciate the skills and the work ethic SSVT teaches students to bring to Electroswitch every day. The most successful students come to us eager to learn and ready to work.
South Shore Tech thanks Electroswitch for being a long time supporter of our Cooperative Education Program and program advisory member. We look forward to our continued partnership!
South Shore Tech Cooperative Education Program
Developing workplace readiness skills is the backbone of South Shore Vocational Technical High School. Throughout technical shops and related classrooms, students acquire an understanding of their specific career field unparalleled at traditional high schools.
We are proud to offer the benefit of cooperative education to our students and businesses within our communities. We rely on businesses to support our mission of providing rigorous and relevant hands-on instructional experiences in order to develop confident, civic-minded students who achieve ambitious career goals leading to their personal fulfillment, economic independence, and a positive impact on their community.
In return, employers are able to recruit and hire eager workers who are well versed in the language, procedures, and technology of the industry.
We believe in the value of experience-based learning. Our goal is to engage students in a process of learning that links work and experience with classroom knowledge. The educational opportunities that employers afford our students speak volumes to their commitment to youth, education, and community.
How does it work?
We provide qualified students who have obtained 1,000 hours of shop experience, are licensed (if applicable) and who best fits your needs. Employers will interview our students and if it’s a good match, the student is hired as an employee of the company.
Students agree to:
Work for pay on an alternate schedule. Students go on co-op during their shop week and then return to school for their academic week. A schedule will be provided.
Abide by all of your business’ rules and expectations.
Abide by all of the rules and regulations of our school and our co-op program.
Seniors - Maintain a minimum grade of 70 in academics, B- in shop.
Juniors - Maintain a minimum grade of 75 in academics, B in shop.
Employers agree to:
Provide a minimum of 30 hours of meaningful work per co-op week.
Provide experienced supervision.
Ensure that the work environment meets health and safety standards that maximize employee protection in compliance with OSHA regulations.
Comply with child labor laws as they pertain to vocational students.
Seniors are eligible for co-op at the start of the school year. Juniors become eligible after the first half of the school year.
Do you have job opportunities to offer our co-op students? If so, please fill out this form and your job will be posted to our job board. Co-op students and shop teachers reference this job board when looking for a co-op placement. Students can then apply for your open job positions and if it's a good fit, the student is hired as an employee of your company.
Have you offered a co-op job to an SST student? Thank you! We will begin the process by sending our Cooperative Agreement via DocuSign. In addition to the agreement, we will:
Conduct a safety site visit
Complete a CORI check on the student's supervisor
Collect certificates of insurance for worker's compensation and general liability, naming SST as certificate holder
Do you need help finding a co-op placement? Fill out this form! We will work with you to find the right fit.
Have you been offered a co-op job? Awesome! Fill out this form to get the process started!