Cooperative Education student in front of their work truck holding a pipe wrench.

Cooperative Education

The cornerstone of Essex North Shore’s Educational Model

The Cooperative Education program at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School gives students the opportunity to be employed in their chosen field before graduation. Students who have met CTAE requirements, are in good academic standing and have favorable attendance may participate. Students alternate on 5-day cycles between work and classroom study. The program can begin as early as halfway through Junior year and continue until graduation. The Cooperative Education program allows students to gain actual work experience, assume responsibility, earn while they learn and develop a favorable work ethic.

Job Board

Employers, if you are looking to hire part-time student workers or alumni, please join our job board. Once registered, you can post jobs. Current students in grades 11 and 12, as well as our alumni, have access to this board. If you are interested in employing students in a Cooperative Education Capacity, please click here.

You can find the link below, click “Employers”, and complete the registration form.

In order to approve you, we need to verify that you hold worker’s compensation insurance by visiting To expedite the approval process, you can check that your company is listed and that the Company name you are using in your registration is the same. 

You will receive a notification once your registration is approved, and then you can post available jobs. Please note that you need to POST jobs and repost them once they expire.

Student Job Safety

Student safety on the job site is of the utmost importance to Essex Tech.

Career Counselors

If you would like to speak to the Career Counselors about employing Co-op students or being employed as a Co-op student, please reach out to the Career Counselor of the CTAE program your business is interested in. 

Ms. Kristin Doherty

Cooperative Education Instructor
ext: 2103

Elizabeth Shea

Ms. Elizabeth Shea

Cooperative Education Instructor
ext: 2102

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