Co-Op and Placement

GNB Voc – Tech offer the Co-Op and Placement programs, where qualified students have the opportunity to work at a job within their chosen field during school time. The students alternate between school and work opportunities during their six-day shop cycle. Placement is used for training in their field while Co-Op functions as both an apprenticeship and also a job in that field in which students get paid for their work.

portrait picture of haggertyTed Haggerty,

Academy A  Administrator/ Cooperative Education Coordinator

Agriculture and Construction

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
1121 Ashley Boulevard, New Bedford MA 02745 t:508.998.3321 ex:291 f:508.998.4642


The Co-Op program works with cooperating companies that hire students as regular employees at pay scales comparable to those of other entry-level people performing similar tasks.

Co-Op is a State approved, work-based learning program. Employers are required to pay the students, but have no further monetary responsibilities. They must provide a safe working environment, supervision by a person with journeyman status, and be covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

Students are evaluated each cycle by the employers, and are further evaluated by the Co-Op Coordinator and the employer each quarter. The Co-Op Coordinator is responsible for qualifying work sites for safety and work content, and will conduct regular site visits.

During the cycle the student is normally assigned to shop, he/she will instead report to his/her cooperative employer.

Student Co-Op Evaluations

Co-Op Advisors and Students, download your co-op evaluation form below.

Youth Work Permit Application

If you are looking to gain employment in the community, then you will need to fill out the form below.

Student Job Opportunities

Check us out on Facebook: GNB Voc-Tech High School-Job Center