JOANNE VANO - Cooperative Education Coordinator - 412.847.1914 -

Gas Pipeline Career Information

A.W. Beattie Career Center Students on the Job!

Emily Johnston
Dr. Christine Ibinson-Ballew

Ian Myers

Trevor Faytik

Felicity Hoffman
All Aboard Day Care & Learning Center

Makayla Kirin
All Aboard Day Care & Learning Center

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION: Are you interested in earning a paycheck while earning grades? Cooperative Education adds a paid career-based learning component to the student's training program.  Participation in Cooperative Education allows the employer and A.W. Beattie Career Center to work together to meet the training needs of eligible students. Seniors in their second or third year at A.W. Beattie Career Center are eligible for Cooperative Education and attend A.W. Beattie Career Center one or two days a week and report to their job sites for the rest of the week. In all Cooperative Education placement arrangements, the employment must be related to the student's vocational course of study.  Students must maintain a C grade average, have good attendance, and be able to provide their own transportation to and from the job site. Employers give grades based on the student's on the job performance. Students in this program are also required to keep a logbook, timesheets, and wage records.


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES: Aside from traditional Cooperative Education, there are several other options available for students who are looking to acquire some form of hands-on work experience. These include:

  • Internships - A.W. Beattie Career Center offers second year students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in their technical course of study through Internships. Students will visit their selected job site two to three days a week for a specified period. Although Internships are an unpaid work experience, they provide many opportunities for future employment.
  • Clinical Experience - Students enrolled in Health and Nursing Sciences, Emergency Response Technology or Dental Careers have an opportunity for a clinical experience. These are career-related experiences and are provided by hospitals, long-term care facilities, and private dental practices. The duration of clinical experience is determined by state certification regulations and the facility providing the career-related training.
  • Job Shadowing - A.W. Beattie Career Center encourages first year students to complete at least six hours of a Job Shadowing experience in order to earn Honors for their Introductory Skills Certificate.  Job Shadowing gives students a chance to work with an on-site mentor, ask questions, and learn more about the career in which they are interested.

  • Pennsylvania Employment of Minors Child Labor Act

    If you are an employer looking to hire a student from A.W. Beattie Career Center, please click here to contact the Cooperative Education Department.