John A. Logan College has received a grant as part of the Illinois
Cooperative Work Study Program. This grant will enable a student to participate
in 240 hours of work beginning with job shadowing and progress to specific
skills development. This work experience is gained through cooperation with area
businesses and industries.
The business or industry that is willing to participate provides the students
with paid work experience. The employer pays the students during the 240 hours
of work at a pay rate of the employer’s choice. The pay must be at least minimum
wage. The business must keep a record of the the student’s hours and submit
documentation of hours worked at the end of the internship. The business will
then be reimbursed by John A. Logan College for 50% of the wages paid for those
Enrolling in co-op gives you the “competitive edge” by providing real-world
experience while you are taking classes towards a degree or certificate. These
days more employers are looking for graduates who already have experience in
their fields, so to compete for jobs you’ll need the competitive edge that co-op
Co-op is a win-win situation in which both students and employers benefit.
Co-op students are able to explore career options and test their classroom
skills in real-life learning situations. Co-op employers build a pool of tested
and proven job candidates for current or future openings.
Click here for the application.
Co-op expects professional behavior from the co-op student. As professionals,
students must treat their employers respectfully by giving appropriate
notification of absences or termination.
Students must conform with policies, procedures, and safety rules; and must
work scheduled times.
Students will be supervised at the work site and will be responsible for
performance and punctuality. If a student does not perform to the satisfaction
of an employer and/or Co-op, he or she may be dismissed from the program.
Once you have been approved by the Cooperative Work Study Coordinator, the
coordinator will attempt to place you with an employer that matches your needs.
Many students search for their own internships directly. However all
placements and employers must be approved by the Cooperative Work Study
Coordinator before beginning an internship.
The employer will form an impression of you based on your interview.
If you are offered a position with an employer and accept, notify your
Cooperative Work Study Coordinator immediately. The Co-op office will initiate
the necessary paper work.