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Cooperative education is a career preparation work-based learning (WBL) method that combines CTE classroom instruction with paid employment that is directly related to the student’s plan of study. The school and the employer plan, coordinate, and supervise the instruction and employment so that each contributes directly to the student’s career objectives and employability. Students may earn credit toward graduation for cooperative education experiences, and they normally work between 11 and 15 hours per week to achieve a minimum of 396 hours. Currently, 236 CTE courses are taught in Virginia that provide students with the option to participate in a cooperative education experience. Contact the Business and Marketing Educational Specialist for additional information.