Diman Cooperative Education Program

  • Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School has instituted a cooperative employment program whereby students in Grade 12 will spend two (2) weeks in class and two (2) weeks in industry working in the occupation or trade they have been studying in school. Students are eligible to apply for the cooperative program in their last trimester junior year and into senior year.

    Our Cooperative Education Program is designed to provide an opportunity to further a student's education through an actual work experience, while gaining valuable employability skills on the job. Typically, most job sites will have 2 students per 1 full time job, thus job sharing. Students will attend school for 2 weeks for academics and then return to their respective employers for 2 weeks for Co-Op.

    Co-Op Job Fair

    Co-Op Job Fair 2013

    About the Co-Op Program

    Over 100 employers across Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island have formed a partnership with our program in providing students with employment. Below are some of the employers that participate in our program in addition to many more:

    • Gladding & Hearn
    • On Process Technology
    • Pentair Technical Products
    • People Inc.
    • Piping Systems, Inc
    • Reliable Truss Inc.
    • Symmetry Medical
    • UMass Dartmouth
    • Young Electrical Services

    How It Works!!!

    Students are employees of their respective employer. The Co-Op Employer must provide the following in order to participate in our Cooperative Education Program:

    • Must provide supervision at ALL times
    • Must provide at least 30 hours a week or more
    • Must have Worker' Compensation Insurance
    • Must provide training and education required to perform the job safely
    • An opportunity to further a student's skills and education in their vocation

    Students that plan on participating in the Co-Op Program must maintain an outstanding academic, attendance, and discipline record. Student's that are placed in a job that participates in Co-Op will be paid a prevailing wage, in addition to gain valuable trade and employability skills while on the job.

    If interested, please contact Kevin Lazaro, Cooperative Education Coordinator at 508-678-2891 x7393 or email at klazaro@dimanregional.org

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