Here is some basic information employers should know:
1. The employer is free to interview or test a proposed student prior to acceptance and, if not satisfied, to select another student.
2. The opportunity for the student to learn is of primary importance; the wages paid for the job are secondary. The employer is expected to pay the training rate for the job.
3. The student is to be regarded as any other employee while being training and subject to all the rules and regulations of the company.
4. Employers are expected to provide written evaluation of each student's work performance for each semester of work. Forms are available at this link.
5. Students normally are expected to return to the same employer for the second semester of work.
6. Employers are expected to encourage students to continue studies until graduation. Any offers of employment should be effective only upon graduation.
7. Employers are under no obligation to hire co-op students permanently at the end of the training period.