TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, Toledo Public Schools' Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant announced a new program Tuesday that will allow high school students to take part in a coop with the City of Toledo.
The program, which will begin in 2018, will allow 18 high school juniors and seniors to complete a six-week coop with the city. Students will be placed in different areas throughout the city including Public Services and Public Utilities as a utility worker, clerical specialist and service repair worker to name a few.
“The CO-OP program with TPS is an exciting initiative that the city has started to help stream young talent into the city workforce. We have young people in this great city who have talent and heart. We are helping them understand that there is a place for them here at the City,” says Mayor Hicks-Hudson.
Students will be selected by TPS teachers who are already in a career and technology pipeline.
“Toledo Public Schools’ mission is to ensure that our students are college and career ready upon graduation,” says Dr. Durant. “Hands on learning experiences such as these internships are invaluable opportunities for students. The guidance they will receive by working with professionals within the City of Toledo will give them an advantage in the workforce.”