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Cooperative Education & Internships

The Cooperative Education Program provides an opportunity for deserving students to participate in paid employment in their career/technical areas of study during their shop week for area employers. They receive fair and competitive wages and valuable work experience. The employers are expected to grade students based on criteria provided by the school. These selected employers become partners in the educational process by offering expanded learning opportunities in the workplace.

Eligibility for Seniors

Co-op eligibility, at the beginning of the senior year, depends on the following junior year criteria:

• A final grade of C- or better in each academic subject.
• A final grade of B- or better in junior year shop and related.
• MCAS competency determination based on scores in all required areas.
• Obtained OSHA 10-hour safety card.
• Meet school’s term or yearly attendance requirements.
• Instructor recommendation.

*Students who are not eligible for cooperative placement at the beginning of grade 12 may become eligible based on their report card at the end of any term during the senior year. Summer school grade may not be used for co-op eligibility.

Eligibility for Term III Juniors


• An average grade of C- or better in each academic subject.
• An average grade of B- or better in junior year shop and related. 
*Based on the first two terms in grade 11
• MCAS competency determination based on scores in all required areas.
• Obtained OSHA 10-hour safety card.
• Instructor recommendation.
• Fewer than (10) absences through the end of Term II in the junior year (3 tardies equals an absence).
Juniors participating in co-op must continue to meet the grade requirements based on year end grades to continue on co-op placement.

Summer Cooperative Placement for Juniors
Summer cooperative placement (new contract) for juniors will commence the last day of their junior year and will end the first day of school of their senior year as regulated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Waivers
Students may appeal to the Principal for a waiver for extenuating circumstance on an individual basis.

Termination of Cooperative Placement
A student will be removed or terminated from cooperative placement because of ineligibility due to poor attendance, failing grades, suspension, or other disciplinary infractions. Any exception to the above will be decided by the Principal and the Cooperative Placement coordinator.

Internships

Keefe Tech provides qualified juniors and seniors with work-based learning experiences such as formal unpaid internships.   This is a great opportunity for students interested in learning more about a specific aspect of their career field.  Internship hours and commitment vary depending on the organization, transportation needed and interest of student.  Companies that students have participated in an internship experience with are listed below by program.  

Health Careers

  • Mary Ann Morse Health Care Corp, Framingham
  • Whitney Place at Natick, Natick
  • Heritage at Framingham, Framingham
  • Bethany at Home, Framingham

Business Technology

  • Staples Corp, Framingham
  • Tjx Corp, Framingham
  • Foglia & Assoc PC, Framingham
  • FPAC, Framingham Public Access, Framingham
  • City of Framingham, Framingham
  • Warren Conference Center, Ashland
  • Amazing Things Art, Framingham

Information Technology

  • EParts Inc, Ashland
  • Bay State Support Inc, Hopkinton
  • OnProcess Inc, Ashland
  • FPAC, Framingham Public Access
  • Cheevers Industry, Ashland

Design and Visual Communications

  • Danforth Museum
  • Henry Studio, Holliston

Graphic Communications

  • Staples

Cooperative Education Coordinator:
Robert Packard rpackard@jpkeefehs.org
P: 508-416-2277

Internship Coordinator:
Faith Chrisom fchrisom@jpkeefehs.org
P: 508-416-2305

Recent and Current Cooperative Education Placements

Automotive Technology

  • A&E Auto Rep-Framingham
  • Bernardi Honda
  • Bernardi Toyota
  • Christos Automotive
  • Firestone Tire-Natick
  • Herb Connolly Hyundi
  • Kristos Automotive
  • Murphy's Automotive-Framingham

Business Technology

  • Framingham Public Schools
  • Madein Brazil Express
  • Market Basket
  • The Lab Safety Institute-Natick
  • Town of Framingham
  • Dacon Corporation
  • Framingham Housing Auth.
  • Braz Optical-Framingham
  • Brigham Gill Framingham
  • Camacho Financial
  • Dacon Co.-Natick
  • Framingham Dental Group
  • Framingham HR Dept.
  • John Foley Law-Boston
  • Outcome Referrals-Framingham
  • Power Plus Framingham
  • V.T.T Management Framingham

Carpentry

  • A.W. Puma Construction-Framingham
  • Daychico Valo-Medway
  • Fine Finish Inc. Framingham
  • Framingham Housing Authority
  • Glidden Excavation and Contracting
  • Gorman Construction Framingham
  • Grover Construction
  • Kramer Cabinets
  • Maize Restoration
  • Maize Restoration Remodeling
  • Town of Framingham-FHA

Cosmetology

  • Hair Concept Inc.-Natick
  • Marie & Mani Salong

Culinary Arts

  • American Bar and Grill-Framingham
  • Bethany Health Care-Framingham
  • Brooklyn Bagel-Framingham
  • Country Side Nursing
  • Crown Plaza-Framingham
  • Foodi Café Framingham-No Work
  • Framingham State
  • Framingham State Univ-Medical
  • Julie Z-Ashland
  • Keefe Tech Food Service
  • MaryAnn Morse Nursing Home
  • Melting Pot Framingham
  • MetroWest Hospital-Framingham
  • Oliva's Market Milford
  • Panera Bread - Framingham
  • Papa Ginos Ashland
  • Sodexo Framingham
  • Whole Foods
  • Dunkin Donuts Rt 9 Framingham

Early Childhood Education and Teaching

  • Tir Na Nog
  • Bright Horizons Natick
  • Bright Horizons Wayland
  • Bright Horizons Hopkinton
  • Bright Horizons Wayland
  • Dream Station Ashland
  • Goddard School Wayland
  • Kiddie Lodge Framingham
  • Le Petit Monte Daycare Natick
  • Mini Miracles
  • Next Generation Westboro
  • Suburban Child Care Framingham
  • The Goddard School 4/2
  • The kiddie Lodge
  • Tir Na Nog Framingham
  • Tobin Children School Natick
  • Placintino Elementary Holliston

Electrical

  • A&S Electric - Framingham
  • A&S Electric, Inc. - Milford
  • A&S Jones Electric Inc. - Mendon
  • B Good Fast Food
  • Chipman Electric 
  • Cioppa Electrical - Hopkinton
  • Dellorfon Electric
  • FB Electric
  • Gaston Electric
  • Griffin Electric - Holliston
  • HB Communications - Waltham
  • JG Electric - Cochituate
  • JG Electric - Framingham
  • JG Electric - Natick
  • JL Electric - Ashland
  • Keefe Electric Framingham
  • L.J. Mishel Electric Inc.
  • Lopez Electric
  • McAward Electrical Cont.
  • McDonald Electric
  • Mike Jones Electrical
  • Miranda Electric
  • Nichols Electric Holliston
  • Quality Builders Inc. Framingham
  • RP Tedeschi Electrical
  • Town of Framingham
  • Twin Pines Construction
  • Universal Automation
  • Vasques Electric Framingham

Graphic Communications

  • Staples Framingham

Health Careers

  • Bethany Health Care Framingham
  • Brookdale Assisted Living
  • Chen Dental - Framingham
  • Dr. Mortdas MD-PC Natick-Medical
  • Elliot Center/Rehabilitiation
  • Emeritus at Farm Pond Framingham
  • Golden Pond - Assisted Hopkinton
  • Heritage at Framingham
  • Kathleen Daniels Framingham
  • MaryAnn Morse Nursing Home
  • Medway Animal Hospital
  • MetroWest Medical
  • New England Pediatric
  • Oak Knoll Health Care Framingham
  • Residence at Valley Farm
  • SMOC - Framingham
  • St. Patrick's Framingham
  • Vet Hopsital-Natick, 
  • Pat Amb-Wellesley
  • Heritage Assisted Living Externship

Horticulture and Landscape Design

  • Fay School - Southborough
  • Framingham Housing Authority
  • Framingham Parks and Recreation
  • Norfolk Power - Wrentham
  • Peterson Landscaping
  • RB Sturgis Framingham
  • Rosado & Sons Landscape
  • Town of Framingham-DPW

Information Technology

  • Bay State Support
  • Cheevers Industry
  • Comark - Medfield
  • E Parts Terch - Ashland
  • The Lab Safety Institute - Natick

Metal Fabrication

  • Abbess Instruments
  • PbD Production - Hopedale
  • Roar Industries - Holliston
  • Barry's Auto Body
  • BP Trucking
  • NE NEON - Framingham

Plumbing

  • CCL Mech - Framingham
  • Connerney Plg & Heating
  • Dan Cel Plumbing
  • Day Square Plumbing
  • Edge Plg & Heating
  • Flaherty Plumbing - Framingham
  • Jason Green Plumbing & Heating - Holliston
  • John Donoban Plumbing
  • JW Heating and A/C
  • Kerrivan-Lane - Needham
  • LeBlanc Mechanical - Waltham
  • Night Life Oil Burner - Ashland
  • Pintos Plumbing Supply
  • Pipe Right Plumbing
  • Portland Group - Framingham
  • R.C. Meaning Plg/Heating - Framingham
  • Republic Plumbing Supply - Framingham
  • Rodenhiser Plumbing - Holliston
  • Superior Plumbing - Framingham
  • Wagner Plumbing Framingham
  • B&F Mechanical - Newton

Programming and Web Developmentl

  • Stone Temple Consulting
  • Keynectup