Cooperative Education Program


The Cooperative Education Program is designed to give qualifying students the opportunity to participate in a paid apprenticeship or training program. Our cooperative education opportunities recognize the quality and educational advantages of industry- designed training and apprenticeship programs where students work along with professionals in their field. Cooperative jobs and internships can offer a pathway into higher skilled, higher wage options after graduation. The program takes place on an alternate-week basis during the regularly scheduled career-technical week for second trimester juniors and seniors. Students are expected to work a minimum of 30 hours each week. If a student is not at work and does not attend school, then he or she must notify the employer and school or the student will be considered truant for that day.


  1. Check Cooperative Education Eligibility Requirements
  2. Pick up or Print out a copy of the Cooperative Education Student Packet.   Packets are available in the A and D Academy Offices.
  3. Complete the Student Data and Student Employment Information Sections
  4. Ask your Parent/Guardian to complete the Parent/Guardian Information section
  5. Secure CTE program instructor/s recommendation.
  6. Stop
  7. Make an appointment with Ms. Sullivan


Carol Sullivan, Coop Coordinator  |  Main Office  |  (978) 304-4700 ext. 3113  |  [email protected]

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sullivanCarol Sullivan, Cooperative Education Coordinator 

Carol Sullivan recently retired after 30 years in education, now serves as the Essex Technical High School Cooperative Education Coordinator. Prior to this new role, Ms. Sullivan was the Director of Career and Technical Programs for the District.
Ms. Sullivan began her career in education as a teacher at North Shore Technical High School. At North Shore Tech, Ms. Sullivan was a marketing teacher before being promoted to Vocational Coordinator, then onto Director of Career & Technical Education.
Prior to her teaching career, Ms. Sullivan was an assistant buyer/department manager in New York for Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s along with Hills Department Stores in Canton, MA.
Ms. Sullivan earned her B.A. in English from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She also holds certifications from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Vocational Technical Education for both supervisor and teaching roles. Ms. Sullivan belongs to professional organizations including the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators and Cooperative Education committee (MAVA) and the Essex North Shore Agricultural education Foundation.