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One year, 3 hours per day 

Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits earned in a related CTE pathway, at least 16 years of age, and transportation

Earn high school credits while you gain real-world work experience!

Course Information:

Cooperative Education is an approach to employment training that spans all CTE program areas through a minimum of 15 hours a week of on-the-job training and approximately 5 hours of classroom instruction.

•  Explore and develop a career pathway.

•  Gain valuable life and employability skills while earning a paycheck and developing transition strategies for after high school.

•  Build your college and/or career resume by showcasing talents and techniques acquired today!

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at

Check out the IN CTE Career Guide​​​ and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!

Related Courses at JEL:

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning Coordinator

Nikki Jagow

317.259.5269   x44058

Greetings all!   My name is Nikki Jagow and I am pleased to be coordinating the efforts for Cooperative Education at the J. Everett Light Career Center. As a dedicated employee and parent of two former JEL students, it is my sincere desire to see students established in a WBL experience that will be mutually beneficial to their employer and future career pathway. 

I have been working in public education for over 10 years with a primary focus on parent and community engagement.  Joining the JEL family has allowed me the opportunity to spend more time with students in pursuit of their future dreams and to assist in that decision making process (which is absolutely the best part).  

I attended Indiana State University and then University of Southern Indiana for Community and Public Health.  I am married with 3 children and a fantastically chubby rescue pit mix, Peter (who LOVES to come to the JEL Vet Class).  I love to spend time with friends and family-and to see my kiddos (from school and home) compete in sports, sing in musicals and win a debate.  Their enthusiasm is contagious!

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions-I truly look forward to hearing from you! 

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