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CalWORKs

What is Work Study?

FWS is employment financed with federal funds. Students receive a monthly paycheck for hours worked. The total a student may earn depends on the student's unmet financial need and the amount of the FWS award the student is offered, which is determined by the Financial Aid Office. FWS jobs on-campus allow students to work in-between their classes, and offer excellent opportunities for work experience, sometimes in the student's academic field. There are also positions designed to assist students in providing service to the community which may be located off campus. Funds may be paid for reasonable travel time and training for federal work study jobs. To find out about FWS positions available, contact the financial aid office or the Career/Transfer Center. Positions are filled on a first-come-first-served basis, and require interviews to be hired. Students should be prepared to submit a resume or list of work experience and available hours when applying. Federal Work study positions are considered as part of the student's financial aid award.

 

CalWORKs Work Study Program

The goal of the CalWORKs work-study program is to provide CalWORKs students with employment opportunities while pursuing their educational programs. The CalWORKs Program allows students to develop valuable job skills and meet state requirements for participation. Currently employed students may be able to participate in the work-study program. CalWORKs staff is able to coordinate with existing employers to bring students into the CalWORKs work-study program. This benefits both employers and students.

 

Getting Started

CalWORKs students seeking employment should arrange a time to meet with Michelle Zapata for initial evaluation and career consultation. You can also contact Shawnelle Goalder, a Job Developer for Alameda County Social Services Agency. Her phone number is: 510-265-8350 and her e-mail address is: sgoalder@acgov.org. Please click on the link for additional information for job recruitment. AC HIRE Putting Alameda County To Work and Job Recruitment Services

Currently employed students may be able to participate in the work-study program. CalWORKs staff are able to coordinate with existing employers to bring students into the CalWORKs work-study program. This benefits both employers and students.

For more information, contact Amanda Ingold, CalWORKs Counselor Assistant II, at 925-424-1431 or aingold@laspositascollege.edu

CalWORKs

Michelle Zapata
Coordinator/Counselor
925.424.1432

Amanda Ingold
Counselor Assistant
925.424.1431

Bldg. 1600
Fax: 925.606.8967

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