Our Mission and Purpose

The purpose of this organization is to bring together students, educators, and employers with an interest in (1) the formal integration of a student’s academic study with work experience and (2) the student’s ultimate career employment.

The specific association objectives are:

  1. To enhance understanding of the significance and value of the cooperative plan of education and its relationship to career development and ultimately career employment.
  2. To promote the continued development and refinement of the practices and procedures utilized in cooperative education, career development, and career employment through research and the active interchange of ideas, information, and experiences.
  3. To encourage the utilization of the cooperative education plan and career development services by students, educators, and employers.