Bluevale Co-op provides an outstanding and valuable opportunity for students to test-drive a career in their subject area of choice. After successfully applying to the program, students begin with an in-class pre-placement component where, for the first three weeks of the semester, they prepare for the workplace by completing cover letters & resumes, prepare for interviews, and explore health & safety as well as expectations in the workplace. Following pre-placement, students spend the remainder of their semester working at their co-op job where they, together with their teacher and workplace supervisor, set goals and work towards them while contributing to their co-op workplace. The experience gained is invaluable as students continue to build their skills, resumes and list of community contacts. Again, Bluevale Co-op allows students to test-drive their future by gaining work experience in their chosen field before investing significant time and money on post-secondary education and/or training programs.
The Philadelphia Area Collegiate Cooperative (PACC) a cooperative purchasing organization established in March 2000 as the result of an agreement between representatives of local higher education purchasing officers to utilize cooperative purchasing best practices to leverage combined buying power for our member institutions. The PACC combines the purchasing volume of its members to obtain the "least total cost" for targeted commodities while supporting the unique business requirements of each institution. AICUP members participating are:
Generally, researchers have found that children in indigenous Mayan communities such as San Pedro typically learn through keenly observing and actively contributing to the mature activities of their community.  This type of learning is characterized by the learner's collaborative participation through multi-modal communication verbal and non-verbal and observations.  They are highly engaged within their community through focused observation.  Mayan parents believe that children learn best by observing and so an attentive child is seen as one who is trying to learn.  It has also been found that these children are extremely competent and independent in self-maintenance at an early age and tend to receive little pressure from their parents.