New Work-Study Program Benefits Students, Local Employers
December 14, 2020
Beginning in January 2021, local employers can hire Alamo Colleges’ work-study students and have their wages partially paid by the district.
Small businesses will pay 25% of the students’ wages, while large businesses will pay 50%. Alamo Colleges will pay the difference. Interested employers must attend a webinar to get details about becoming a partner: December 10, 9-10 a.m. or December 17, 3-4 p.m. or in January 2021. For webinar links, go to www.alamo.edu/PWS and click on the Private-Sector Partner Page button.
“Our students eligible for the federal work-study program can now earn-and-learn in the private sector through relevant work experiences,” said Alamo Colleges’ Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores. “Students can enrich their academic knowledge, gain real-world experience and improve their job prospects after graduation. Employers gain a part-time employee with supplemented wages and play a significant role in the education of aspiring professionals,” he added.
Eligible partners include employers who need part-time employees majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), advanced manufacturing and logistics (including industrial trades), health and biosciences and from other selected fields of study.
Partnering employers will:
The Alamo Colleges will:
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