College & Career Internships

A great way for eligible seniors to acquire entry-level mentoring and project-based experiences related to a career path. Internship hours and commitment vary depending on the organization, transportation needed and interest of student. Internships are a valuable way for students to garner the transferable skills that employers are seeking as well as an opportunity to learn about networking.

Career Centers Mission and Vision

Mission Empowering students with career development education and post-secondary planning to pursue meaningful careers & lives. Vision The Chicopee Public School Career Centers will be a welcoming, fully functioning and well-rounded resource for students, faculty and families. The Career Center will collaborate with the school departments and the community to empower students with career development and post-secondary planning resources to pursue meaningful careers and lives. The Career Center strives to promote individuality and diversity when helping students develop life goals.

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Cooperative Education

The Cooperative Education Program provides an opportunity for eligible students to participate in paid employment during their career/technical areas with a related area employer. They receive fair and competitive wages and valuable work experience. The employers are expected to grade students based on criteria provided by the school. These employers become partners in the educational process by offering expanded learning opportunities in the workplace. Eligibility for Seniors (Abridged) Co-op eligibility, at the beginning of the senior year, depends on the following junior year criteria: • A final grade of C- or better in each academic subject. • A final grade of B- or better in junior year CTE program. • MCAS competency determination based on scores in all required areas. • Obtained OSHA 10-hour safety card. • Meet school’s term or yearly attendance requirements. • Instructor recommendation. *Students who are not eligible for cooperative placement at the beginning of grade 12 may become eligible based on their report card at the end of any term during the senior year.