A local community college is participating in an experimental program which allows more students to get work-study jobs in their field of study.
Maysville Community and technical college is one of 190 institutions from across the country that received a waiver in 2020 on federal financial aid rules from the U.S. Department of Education.
The initiative, known as the Federal Work Study Experimental Site, is aimed at gathering more data to determine whether the federal work-study program can enhance a student’s learning experience and improve student retention and graduation rates and preparation for employment.
Jessica Kern is the Chief Officer of Enrollment and Student Services at MCTC. She says the program allows the college to work with business and industry partners to place students in positions throughout the community.
Employers interested in participating in the experiment and hiring a work study student, should contact MCTC Workforce Solutions for more information: Angie Potter, 606-759-7141, ext. 66112 or Michael Cooper at 606-759-7141, ext. 66512.