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Employability Skills Co-Op

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The State-Certified Employability Skills Program recognizes a student’s mastery of employability skills valued by employers in a variety of worksite settings while helping students explore career interests.

The program requires:

  • Reinforcing professional workplace skill in personal work habits and attitudes
  • A minimum of 90 work hours accumulated over the course of high school
  • Paid wages
  • School coordination by a DPI-licensed teacher

Examples of how to implement locally:

  • Through placement at a community employer
  • Through paid work in a family business
  • Through a job at the local fast food restaurant
  • Through paid work in a summer job

Certified Co-Op Assessments (portfolio checklists)

Enter Students and Scores

For questions about this information, contact CTE