On-the-Job Training (OJT)
On-the-Job Training (OJT), often referred to as the cooperative method of instruction, provides an opportunity for students to gain meaningful paid or unpaid supervised work-based learning experiences in a business or industry setting. The OJT program/course is most often used to supplement classroom instruction in a specific Career and Technical Education program, in order to give students a chance to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in school in a job that correlates to their instructional program.
Students enrolled in an OJT program/course receive high school credit and the school may claim the appropriate FTE or workforce funding to support the instructional program/course. The length of the OJT program/course and the number of multiple credits a student may earn will differ depending on the area.
Curriculum Frameworks and Student Performance Standards
The individual cooperative education program's curriculum frameworks serve as a general teacher's guide and can be obtained by downloading the frameworks from the Florida Department of Education's web site at the links below.
Dr. Jeraline Marsh
Dr. Sylvia Tricarico
Miguel Benavente, M.D.
State Cooperative Education Manual
A manual for planning and implementation of Cooperative Education Programs.