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By integrating classroom learning with real-world work, Clover Park Technical College’s work study programs offer students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning money for college. The program is designed to link students to jobs that enhance their coursework and provide critical on-the-job experience.

Eligibility

Work study eligibility is determined through the Financial Aid Application Process. If interested in work study please complete the Request to Revise Financial Aid Award Form, indicating you would like a work study offer for the current academic year. Eligible students will receive a work study offer via the Financial Aid Student Portal, so be sure to check this consistently. Once an offer is placed on the portal, students are then required to attend a Work Study Orientationheld the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3:15 p.m. To find out more, please contact the Financial Aid office.

WorkFirst Students

Students who receive Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) through the state's WorkFirst program may fulfill their work requirement through WorkFirst Work Study at Clover Park Technical College. This option does not count against your temporary assistance grant (though it does affect any food assistance you may be receiving). For more information on availability call Kate Wendland, WorkFirst program liaison, at 253-583-8767 or kate.wendland@cptc.edu.

Veterans

To be eligible for work study as a veteran, you must:

  • Be a veteran who is currently using your benefits.
  • Be enrolled 9-11 credits (part-time) or at least 12 credits (full-time).
  • Be enrolled in a program approved by Veterans' Affairs.

Once approved for work study, you must take a job that involves direct service to other veterans. Clover Park Technical College offers a few jobs that meet this requirement. For more info contact Glenda Epps, Clover Park Technical College’s Veterans Certified Official, at 253-589-5581 or glenda.epps@cptc.edu.

Finding a Job

Once you receive your Work Study Offer, you must attend a Work Study Orientation held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month. See Financial Aid for additional details.

Upon completion of the Work Study Orientation, you will then have access to the list of available jobs at the CPTC Work Study Job Database. The student is responsible for contacting potential employers and setting up interviews. Once hired, you and your supervisor will complete the application packet with all of the necessary hire paperwork. Bring the completed hire packet to the Financial Aid office in Building 11. You are unable to begin work until we have emailed your supervisor and given them your PIN along with the date you are eligible to begin work.

Clover Park Technical College does not guarantee that each student will be placed in a work study position. If you require additional assistance in finding a job, please contact Jackie Springer, Clover Park Technical College’s Program Specialist, at 253-589-5638 or by email at jackie.springer@cptc.edu.

Work Study Program Student Handbook

Employers' Guide

Work study students are a great bargain for employers who need motivated, enthusiastic part-time workers. A portion of the student's salary is subsidized by the work study program, so employers save money, gain a valuable employee, and support a program that is critical to student success.

On-Campus Work Study Guidelines for Employers   

Request form for On-Campus Work Study positions

State Work Study Program Student Handbook

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