Information for Employers

Cooperative education and internships benefit the regional economy. Businesses are attracted to, and tend to relocate in, regions where there is a large pool of workers with experience and knowledge.

It is important that we keep our eye on the future and continue to develop a strong, educated workforce. By creating new co-op and internship opportunities, you will help recruit, retain and reward young talent, which is vital to the future of our city and your organization.

Co-ops and internships provide students with real life work experience, and may directly impact your company or organization's productivity and bottom line. Both are effective and efficient ways to attract energized workers and infuse your business with new ideas and skills. They also offer an effective way to locate and train qualified and motivated students to fill immediate needs, as well as create a pipeline of talent for your future workforce needs.

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College's (SKYCTC) Cooperative Education Program is about the business of working with employers to develop quality co-op and internship experiences for SKYCTC students.

Co-op and internship job opportunities need to meet these criteria:

  • Relate to a degree(s) offered at SKYCTC
  • Provide meaningful collegiate-level learning experiences
  • Demonstrate a progressive challenging educational opportunity

When you hire our co-op/internship students and create meaningful work experiences, you are helping students, helping your business, and helping the regional economy.

Employer's Role

  • Develop a job description and specific job qualifications
  • Determine the hourly wage level for paid positions
  • Interview students prior to placement
  • Supervise student work and provide guidance and instruction
  • Treat students as any other employee based on mutual expectations of standards and company policies
  • Help students accomplish their learning objectives
  • Meet with the student's coordinator during the term to assess the student's progress and complete a formal evaluation of the student's work at the end of each term (used to help determine the student's grade).


Job-related concerns and personnel issues should first be discussed by the student and employer. The co-op coordinator can also help work through issues if additional assistance seems appropriate.


Programs Offering Co-op / Internship /Practicum

Please Contact:

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies - Main Campus (Air Conditioning, Automotive, Collision, Electricity, Welding)
  • Steve Hatcher, Cooperative Education Coordinator, (270) 901-1048
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies - Glasgow Technology Campus (Industrial Maintenance)
  • Chuck Houchens, Cooperative Education Coordinator, (270) 659-6926
  • Mark Powell, Administrative Assistant, (270) 659-6928
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies - Transpark Campus (Computerized Manufacturing & Machining, Engineering & Electronics, Industrial Maintenance)
  • Brian Sparks, Cooperative Education Coordinator, (270) 901-1228
  • Marsha Shorts, Administrative Assistant, (270) 901-1122
Business, Computer & Information Technology, Culinary - KATI Campus
  • Lisa Hunt, Dean, (270) 901-1010