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Program Details

The Alamo Colleges District partners with private-sector employers to power its new Private-Sector Work-Study Program. Eligible students can work with a partnering employer with wages partially paid by Alamo Colleges through federal financial aid funds. Small businesses (as defined in 13 CFR 121) pay 25% of the students’ wages, while other businesses pay 50% of the students’ wages. Alamo Colleges pays the difference.

Partnering employers determine the position(s) offered, the number of hours worked per week (10 - 19 hours), and the hourly pay rate ($12.50 minimum). Employers commit to a student’s employment per semester and may rehire the student for subsequent semesters, or may hire a new student each semester. Employers are required to accommodate students’ academic schedules and activities.

COVID-19 Note: Students may work remotely or onsite with the proper adherence to local public health safety protocols.

Partner Eligibility

Eligible partners include employers who seek part-time employees majoring in

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics (including Industrial Trades)
  • Health & Biosciences
  • Creative & Communication Arts
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Public Services

For a complete list of majors, visit PWS Majors List

Partnering Employers:

  • Post position(s) in the Alamo Colleges work-study job bank
  • Receive student resumes and cover letters
  • Interview candidates; Make job offers
  • Fund 25% or 50% of student wages (based on business size)

Alamo Colleges:

  • Refer eligible students for employment consideration
  • Conduct basic criminal background checks
  • Manage all Human Resources and payroll matters
  • Fund 75% or 50% of student wages through federal financial aid funds

Ready to Learn More?

Register to attend a one-hour required webinar to get details about becoming a partner.


Thursday, Feb 25,  9am - 10am 
Thursday, Mar 4, 9am - 10am 
Thursday, Mar 4, 3pm - 4pm 
Thursday, Mar 18, 3pm - 4pm 
Thursday, Mar 25, 9am - 10am 
Thursday, Mar 25, 3pm - 4pm 

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