Work-Based Learning (Co-op) Coordinators assist students and graduates with employment programs and job development. We provide quality programming for high school juniors and seniors from 4 high schools.

  • Community High
  • Sterling Heights
  • Warren Cousino
  • Warren Mott

Students have the opportunity to experience unique job-related situations through these partnerships. These on-the-job training opportunities may include:


A short-term, unpaid, work experience that exposes students to realistic job situations.

Students participating in a mentorship will report to a business site in place of their class time to increase their training and demonstrate their skills to prospective employers. Giving employers the opportunity to help students grow in their skills while also having the ability to "groom" a potential employee.


A long-term, paid, work experience for second year students.

Similar to a mentorship, students will report to a work site that is relevant to their field of study, in place of attending their career center class. Internship placements allow students to work while continuing to learn essential skills in their career industry.

While on internships, students are covered by the employers liability insurance.


Employer-sponsored training program leading to a transferable certification from the U.S. Department of Labor.

An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of a profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study. Most of their training is done while working for an employer who helps the apprentices learn their trade or profession, in exchange for their continued labor for an agreed period after they have achieved measurable competencies.

For more information please visit: DOL Apprenticeship Information


Graduates of the  Career Preparation Center are able to utilize job placement services such as resume assistance and mock interviews.

In addition, coordinators are available to assist with full and part time employment opportunities and referrals. For immediate assistance with job searches please see our Job Board featured online.

Jim Mandl
Work-Based Learning Coordinator