Federal Experiment on Private-Sector Work-Study
The U.S. Department of Education created an initiative in 2020 that allows more students to gain on-the-job experience with employers in their field of study as part of their Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. The initiative, known as an experimental site, will allow the group of institutions to pay low-income students for work experiences required by their academic programs, such as student teaching and clinical rotations. The initiative is aimed at gathering more data to see if students are better served by being able to get work-study experience off-campus related to their field of study.
My Role: I serve as a faculty representative to help Texas A&M-San Antonio select work experimental work sites.
Collaborators: U.S. Department of Education, Mays Center for Experiential Learning & Community Engagement