CPI's Cooperative Education Program gives qualifying secondary education students and adult learners the opportunity to earn credits towards graduation while gaining hands on experience through on the job training. CPI strives to provide both a quality technical education to our students and skilled employees to local business and industry.
Cooperative education benefits students by providing supervised on the job training. Students from eighteen programs can be placed in businesses within the community. Students who participate are monitored by the cooperative education coordinator, mentored on the job by a supervisor, and provided the technical instruction necessary for success by their CPI instructor. This partnership assists students with developing a positive work ethic, connects what is learned in school (academic and technical) with work, and refines career goals.
Participation in CPI's Cooperative Education Program is a tremendous experience for our students and an excellent opportunity to obtain employment upon graduation. It is also an honor reserved for students who have been recommended by instructors and have exhibited a high level of achievement and dependability during their time at CPI.»top
The Capstone program prepares seniors for the world-of-work in their trade. 'Learn by doing' is the key to Capstone. A combination of classroom instruction and paid on-the-job training provides a realistic experience that is mutually beneficial for both the student and the employer. Students receive payment from the employers as well as school credit for the experience. This program helps link the school and the community to become cooperative and united to meet one common goal-the education of our students. more info»»top
CPI's Adult Cooperative Education Program is an educational program that involves the collaborative efforts of employers, CPI students, and staff/administration. The program is designed to help students integrate their classroom study with on-the-job work experiences. If the student is successful in accomplishing this integration, they will receive credit towards their diploma program. Employers who participate in the program will benefit from employees who are motivated to work hard to accomplish their job-related objectives and eager to demonstrate their technical abilities. CPI students have been trained in up-to-date technology, carry industry certifications, and are serious and ready to learn new job skills while proving their viability as employees. The CPI Cooperative Education Program allows students to earn an income while they complete their training program and it allows employers to benefit from reviewing a potential employee's hands-on work skills before making full-time hiring commitments.»top
The Internship program is designed to provide juniors and seniors with the opportunity to experience their trade with an employer during a 30-day period in a non-paid position. The student will work directly with a co-worker who will teach related skills and explain daily duties. In addition, the student will observe tasks that are important to the daily operation of the company, will acquire career awareness, and learn employer expectations. The school and community can become united in giving vocational students vital work experience as well as the opportunity to explore the world-of-work.»top
Job Shadowing provides students at all grade levels the opportunity to explore potential career choices. This is a short-term placement lasting no more than five consecutive school days. Students observe people who work in career areas in which they have expressed an interest. Through the assistance of the community, students are better prepared to make informed career choices.