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22 Pa. Code § 339.29. Cooperative vocational education.

§ 339.29. Cooperative vocational education.

 If cooperative vocational education is provided, it shall be planned in accordance with the stated career or occupational objectives of the student and include:

   (1)  Related learning experiences held at a school-approved work station.

   (2)  A training plan and a training agreement developed with the employer and available on file with both the school entity and the employer. The training agreement and training plan must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, school officials and cooperating employer.

   (3)  Payment of the existing legal wage when applicable under section 206 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C.A. §  206) and The Minimum Wage Act of 1968 (43 P. S. § §  333.101—333.115).

   (4)  Provision for administration and supervision by school staff members in cooperation with the employer.

   (5)  A minimum of one onsite student evaluation by a certified teacher for on-the-job activities per month.

   (6)  At least 45 minutes per week, or 90 minutes every other week, for students to meet with their vocational instructor to discuss job problems and related information.

   (7)  Credit for cooperative vocational education work experience.

   (8)  A certified teacher coordinating the program.

   (9)  Compliance with Federal and State statutes.

   (10)  Insurance protection for both the school and students.

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