Cooperative education and internships benefit the regional economy. Businesses are attracted to, and tend to relocate in, regions where there is a large pool of workers with experience and knowledge.
It is important that we keep our eye on the future and continue to develop a strong, educated workforce. By creating new co-op and internship opportunities, you will help recruit, retain and reward young talent, which is vital to the future of our city and your organization.
Co-ops and internships provide students with real life work experience, and may directly impact your company or organization's productivity and bottom line. Both are effective and efficient ways to attract energized workers and infuse your business with new ideas and skills. They also offer an effective way to locate and train qualified and motivated students to fill immediate needs, as well as create a pipeline of talent for your future workforce needs.
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College's (SKYCTC) Cooperative Education Program is about the business of working with employers to develop quality co-op and internship experiences for SKYCTC students.
Co-op and internship job opportunities need to meet these criteria:
When you hire our co-op/internship students and create meaningful work experiences, you are helping students, helping your business, and helping the regional economy.
Job-related concerns and personnel issues should first be discussed by the student and employer. The co-op coordinator can also help work through issues if additional assistance seems appropriate.