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Student Employement Services

"...equipping students with job search tools for a lifetime."
 
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

Cooperative Education opportunities are highly cost-effective approaches to supplementing your existing workforce and evaluating potential hires. Co-op assignments are paid employment experiences that enable students to earn college credit while providing valuable services to your organization.

How does cooperative education work? Cooperative Education staff will meet with you and explain the program. Together, you'll identify and develop appropriate co-op jobs that benefit both you and the student. Only students who have been carefully screened will be referred to you as prospective candidates. You select the student to be hired and inform the co-op office of your selection. Following placement, MTC Co-op Coordinators will make periodic site visits and solicit supervisor input to evaluate the student's progress.

What are the student's responsibilities? Besides gaining valuable work experience, participating students earn academic credit that counts toward their degree and grade point average. Students complete assignments and objectives as part of their experience. The supervisors’ evaluations are a significant portion of the student’s grade.

Approved technologies: The majors listed below are sponsored for the cooperative education experience:

Accounting
Administrative Office Technology
Architectural Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering Technology
Computer Technology

Electronic Engineering Technology
Machine Tool Technology
Management
Marketing
Network Systems Management


Student Employment Services (SES) at Midlands Technical College (MTC) and all employers they represent are expected to abide by the "Principles for Professional Practice for Career Services & Employment Professionals" published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).


Revised April 2013