Huntley 158 Today: What is the Co-Op Program?

On this episode of Huntley 158 Today we speak with three students and teacher Page Schwaschwary from the Huntley High School Co-Op Program.

This innovative program that connects students with learning through part-time jobs with local employers actually has roots going back to the 1960’s, through the federally funded Perkins Act.

The two-period class includes in-school study of life skills such as communication, interviewing, and preparation for college and careers, as well as early release for students to work real jobs in the community.

The school currently has relationships with more than 100 businesses in McHenry County that contribute to the program.

Watch the video to learn more, and if you have questions for the District or topics for future shows, let us know on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #ask158.

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