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Work Study

By integrating classroom learning with real-world work, Clover Park Technical College’s work-study programs offer eligible 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. Hours are flexible, supervisor's understand you are a student. Your participation is appreciated.

Eligibility for Work-Study

Work-Study eligibility is determined through the Student Aid & Scholarships Application Process. To find out more, please contact the Student Aid & Scholarships office.

After a student is awarded a 'Work Study Offer', the next step is to attend a Work Study Orientation. Work-study funding is limited and is awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Students should apply as early as possible!

If you have not been offered a work-study award but are now interested, please submit a Request to Revise Award form located at the Student Aid & Scholarships Website.

Work Study Orientations alternate between in-person and online sessions.
  • IN PERSON: 1st Wednesday of month, Building 19, Conference Room 124: Wednesdays 3-4pm 
  • ZOOM: 3rd Wednesday each month: Join by Zoom
  • Students who are unable to attend Wednesdays may contact the Work Study Coordinator ( to schedule a session. 
Orientations will NOT be held in these situations:
  • Low attendance
  • Staff shortage or illness
  • On days when classes are not in session
  • First week of each quarter
  • Month of May/June


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, Workforce Development Program Manager, at 253-583-8767 or


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

  • Be a veteran who is currently using your benefits.
  • Be enrolled for 9 to 11 credits (part-time) or for 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 the Clover Park Technical College’s Veterans Certified Official at 253-589-5581.

Finding a Job

CPTC Work Study positions are posted on Students may also begin to seek employment on campus by visiting departments and speaking with supervisors regarding site eligibility for potential placements.

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 Student Aid & Scholarships office in Building 17, Room 130. You are unable to begin work until receiving your PIN from payroll.

Clover Park Technical College does not guarantee that each student will be placed in a work-study position.

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.

Request form for On-Campus Work Study Positions

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