Co-Ops / Work Experience Program

Funded by a PAsmart / Next Gen Industry Partnership grant made available from the Department of Labor and Industry, co-ops and work experience opportunities are available for secondary school youth who are hired by employers who represent the industries of Manufacturing, Building/Construction, and Healthcare & Social Assistance.

Eligible employers can receive up to 50% reimbursement of student wages up to a maximum of $5,000.00.  More than one student can be employed by a company or healthcare facility.

Details of the the Co-Op / Work Experience program include:

  • Must be a high school student and/or attend a technical training center; and
  • Must be working in a Co-Op or Work Experience job that aligns to the student’s program of study; and
  • Must pay at least $9.00 per hour; and
  • Must work a minimum of 6 weeks or work at an average of  10-30 hours per week.

Funding is available from October 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.


 Employer Application Criteria
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 Application - Co-Op/Work Experience

School Program Contacts 2022-2023