Work-based Internship
Cooperative Education
Work-based Internship/Cooperative Education provides high school credit combining academic study with practical work experience. Receiving on-the-job training, developing business contacts, exploring career options and building community networking are some of the benefits of enrolling in the Work-based Internship/Cooperative Education program.
Some of the areas students can prepare for include business related careers, such as accounting, business administration, business management, finance, banking, insurance or early childhood education. Students attend school in the morning and then leave school to report to their work-site. Students can be placed in a variety of occupational training positions within a range of career fields and are expected to maintain good attendance in school and work a minimum of fifteen hours per week. Students earn fifteen credits for the Work-based Internship/Cooperative Education class and employment.
The teacher provides ongoing worksite monitoring and assessment in conjunction with a formal training plan, discussion of workplace experience and a final evaluation. Cooperative education is an excellent way for students to experience a career of interest, to obtain the necessary skills for success in college and to assist in the transition to the world of work.


Keys to Success:

  1. Must be in a paid position which produces a PAYCHECK!
  2. Complete a minimum of 540 hours by the end of the school year
  3. Complete an Employee/Employer Training Agreement
  4. Submit an Electronic Wage and Hour form each marking period
  5. Submit an Employer Evaluation form each marking period
  6. Complete all in-class assignments
Where are Students Employed?
  • Kings Supermarket
  • Tiny Treasures
  • Romano Law Firm
  • Calabria’s Restaurant
  • Harmon’s
  • Jumpnasium
  • Caldwell Community Center
  • Colella’s Pizzera
  • Abercrombie and Fitch

Curriculum Topics:

Marking Period 1

Chapter 11 Workplace Health and Safety
Chapter 12 Workplace Legal Matters
Chapter 8 Beginning a New Job
Chapter 6 Finding and Applying for a Job
Chapter 23 Taxes and Social Security
Chapter 9 Workplace Ethics

Marking Period 2

Chapter 10 Developing a Positive Attitude
Chapter 13 Interpersonal Relationships at Work
Chapter 14 Teamwork and Leadership
Chapter 15 Professional Communication Skills
Chapter 16 Thinking Skills on the Job

Marking Period 3

Chapter 18 Time and Information Management
Chapter 20 Managing Your Money
Chapter 21 Banking and Credit
Chapter 25 Balancing Work and Personal Life

Marking Period 4

Chapter 1 You and the World of Work
Chapter 2 Getting to Know Yourself
Chapter 3 Researching Careers
Chapter 5 Developing a Career Plan
Helpful Resources:

Program Expectations Sheet 2010

Student Interest Survey 2010

Electronic Wage and Hour Form (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet File)

Contact Information:
Mrs. Janice Emering
West Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Phone: (973) 228-1200, ext. 824/362