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Work-Study Program

The Cerritos College CalWORKs Work-Study (CWS) Program provides CalWORKs students with work opportunities in order to develop and/or strengthen workplace skills while completing their educational goals. With the help of our dedicated on-campus employers, students learn how to enter and re-enter the workforce with the confidence that is needed to achieve career satisfaction and economic self-sufficiency. The CWS Program is a time-limited program and all students hired are considered short-term (temporary) hourly employees.

STUDENT BENEFITS :

  • Hours worked count as activity hours
  • Income earned does not affect Cash-Aid
  • Flexible work schedule and can work up to 20 hours per week
  • Build professional relationships
  • Acquire workplace transferable skills
  • Attend Pre-Employment Preparation (PEP) Workshops

NEW STUDENTS ELIGIBILITY:

  • Students must be receiving the adult portion of cash-aid and participating in the Counties Welfare-to-Work Program
  • Students must be enrolled and in good standing with the college
  • Student must have a Comprehensive Educational Plan (CSEP)
  • Students must be in good standing with Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

CONTINUING STUDENT ELIGIBILITY:

  • Student must submit proof of cash-aid for every semester (Verification of Benefits)
  • Students must be enrolled and in good standing with the college
  • Student must have a Comprehensive Educational Plan (CSEP)
  • Students must be in good standing with Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Student must meet with a CalWORKs Counselors and the CWS Program Coordinator every semester
  • Student must attend Pre-Employment Preparation (PEP) Workshops

The Cerritos College CalWORKs Work-Study (CWS) Program provides CalWORKs students with work opportunities in order to develop and/or strengthen workplace skills while completing their educational goals. With the help of our dedicated on-campus employers, students learn how to enter and re-enter the workforce with the confidence that is needed to achieve career satisfaction and economic self-sufficiency. The CWS Program is a time-limited program and all students hired are considered short-term (temporary) hourly employees.

EMPLOYER BENEFITS:

  • Subsidized employment-CalWORKs pays 75% of salary and wages
  • Student can work up to 20 hours per week
  • CalWORKs Program conducts hiring process
  • Students attend monthly Pre-Employment Preparation (PEP) Workshops
  • Opportunity to make a difference in a student life by providing training and mentoring


If your department would like to hire CalWORKs Work-Study (CWS) Program students, please complete the Employee Request Form. Please also indicate the number of positions your department is looking to fill.

Once your request is reviewed, the CalWORKs Job Placement Coordinator will contact you.

Students and on campus employers interested in the CalWORKS Work-Study Program should contact the CalWORKs Job Placement Coordinator by calling (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2368 or via email at calworks-info@cerritos.edu

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