Vocational Skills Lab & Co-op

Y.A.L.E. Vocational Skills Lab and Co-op

242 Rt. 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ

Students develop and refine talents and abilities using the resources at the Y.A.L.E. Co-op. This innovative learning environment enables students to collaborate on products, projects, and business operations in a high-tech hands-on setting that mirrors today’s competitive workplace. Here students become critical thinkers, entrepreneurs, and leaders using imagination, technical skills, and business savvy as their tools.

Entrepreneurial and Business Skills

  • Product Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer Relations Management
  • Digital Accounting including document scanning and QuickBooks

High-Tech Fabrication and Production Experience

  • 3-D Printing
  • Direct-to-Garment Printing
  • High-Speed Laser Printing on wood, fabric, glass, acrylic, etc.
  • Sublimation Printing for customizing ceramic mugs and promotional items
  • Bicycle Repair

Paxton Patterson Learning System

To give our students greater exposure to career possibilities, the Co-op includes the Paxton Patterson learning system. Computer-based instruction, combined with hands-on activities, teaches students skills for a variety of vocations, including veterinary services, forensic science, animation, and digital manufacturing. Paxton Patterson helps students learn the practical and professional skills used within a career cluster.

Green Vision (Also at Northfield)

Our Green Vision program promotes environmental awareness while providing hands-on experience with electronics dismantling. Students examine how different electronics are created as they disassemble parts for proper recycling. Green Vision helps keep tech waste out of landfills while compensating our students for their eco-friendly efforts.