Cooperative Work Experience

 Cooperative Work Experience


Working in conjunction with local manufacturers, students have the opportunity to work for a minimum of 90 hours over a ten week term learning about manufacturing in a real factory.

The experience gained in this program gives students the chance to test-drive their career, before graduation.

The program is a required part of the MATC's Associates in Applied Sciences Degree in Manufacturing Technology.

Student's Guide to CWE (PDF) - explains details of Cooperative Work Experience.


Cooperative Work Experience is a win-win for your company. You are able to gain by employing talented soon-to-graduate MATC students with a wealth of knowledge and talent. They gain by getting experience before they graduate. Depending on the situation, some students work at no cost to you.

Employer's Guide to CWE (PDF) - explains the benefits of Cooperative Work Experience.