Diman Cooperative Education Program

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    About Co-Op

    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 the industry working in the occupation or trade they have been studying in school. Students are eligible to apply for the cooperative program in their second semester junior year and into senior year.

    Our Cooperative Education Program is designed to provide an opportunity to further a student's education through 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.

    Over 120 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
    • Design Erognomics 
    • People Inc.
    • Piping Systems, Inc
    • Wayne J. Griffin Electrical
    • Cadence Inc. 

    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
    • Must be a paid employee of your organization


    If interested, please contact Kevin Lazaro, Director of Cooperative Education at 508-678-2891 x1300 or email at klazaro@dimanregional.org