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Program Details

The Alamo Colleges District is ready to partner with private-sector employers to power its new Private-Sector Work-Study Program. Beginning in January 2021, eligible students can work with a partnering employer with wages partially paid by Alamo Colleges through federal financial aid funds. Employers with less than 51 employees will pay 25% of the students’ wages, while businesses with 51 employees or more will pay 50% of the students’ wages. Alamo Colleges will pay 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 schedule 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), and Health & Biosciences, and selected majors from the Creative & Communication Arts, Business & Entrepreneurship, and Public Service fields of study. For a complete list of majors, visit PWS Majors List. 

Partnering Employers will:

  • 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 will:

  • 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, Dec 3 - 9 am-10 am
          Thursday, Dec 3 - 3 pm-4 pm
Thursday, Dec 10 - 9 am-10 am
Thursday, Dec 10 - 3 pm-4 pm
Thursday, Dec 17 - 9 am-10 am
Thursday, Dec 17** - 3pm-4pm
Thursday, Jan 7 - 9 am-10 am
Thursday, Jan 7 - 3 pm-4 pm
Thursday, Jan 14 - 9 am-10 am
Thursday, Jan 21 - 3 pm-4 pm
Thursday, Jan 28 - 9 am-10 am
** Bilingual Session

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