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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

Students interested in the CalWORKS Work-Study Program should make an appointment with the CalWORKs Job Placement Coordinator by calling (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2368 or via email at calworks-info@cerritos.edu

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