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Student Employment Programs

 

Explore a variety of job opportunities that can help pay for college!

El Camino’s student employment programs provide a great way to land a flexible part-time job that will support you financially while you also gain valuable work experience.

Student Employment Programs

El Camino College participates on two student employment programs: The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) and The Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP). Both offer eligible students the opportunity to earn money to help defray their educational costs while gaining education-aligned, career-related employment. Student employment affords students with an opportunity to work on or off campus and earn money to supplement expenses not covered by grants or loans. 

Benefits of student employmen programs:

  • Great opportunities to work on or off campus.
  • Earn money to pay for college expenses that are not covered by grants or loans.
  • Engage in work that relates to your major.
  • Work and network within our dynamic college community.
  • Learn more about college resources and use them!
  • Take advantage of opportunities to further your education and career.

Not sure if you’re eligible? Check to see if you meet the following requirements:

  • Have an award letter
  • Enrolled in at least six units during the semester
  • 2.0 cumulative grade-point average
  • Minimum 67% cumulative unit completion rate
  • Eligible for federal student aid
  • Must demonstrate financial need 

Note: Not all students who receive an award letter are eligible to participate in the student emploument programs. If you do not have an award letter you must wait to have your eligibility determined by the Financial Aid Office before completing a Job Request Form. View award letters via MyECC.

 

What is Federal Work-Study?

Learn about federal work study, a campus-based program that provides jobs to students who demonstrate financial need in this video.

FWS/LAEP Awards

FWS and LAEP are programs that provide a great way to learn skills in your major or area of interest, while earning money to pay for enrollment fees, books, and other college expenses.

El Camino receives a limited amount of FWS/LAEP funds and eligible students are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Receiving an award does not guarantee employment. It is the student's responsibility to follow the appropriate steps to secure employment.

If you are interested in participating in the student employment program and you meet the programs' requirements, 
we invite you to fill out a Job Request Form

Note: Only students who are eligible for financial aid will receive an Approval Notice; everyone else will receive a denial letter.  

El Camino receives a limited amount of FWS/LAEP funds and eligible students are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Receiving an award does not guarantee employment. It is the student's responsibility to follow the appropriate steps to secure employment.

If you are interested in participating in the student employment program and you meet the programs' requirements, 
we invite you to fill out a Job Request Form

Note: Only students who are eligible for financial aid will receive an Approval Notice; everyone else will receive a denial letter.  

Employers learn how to partner with El Camino to hire student employess

Talented students with various levels of knowledge, talents, and abilities

  • A subsidy of at least 50% toward the student employee's hourly wages
  • Free job postings to hire  students
  • Job site interviews
  • Community partnership with El Camino College
  • Provide real-world work experience to a college student

For more information about the student employment programs, contact Luis Mancia at 310-660-3593 Ext. 3496 or via email at lmancia@elcamino.edu.

Managers, faculty and staff may hire students to work within their division/department.  

Follow these instructions if you are interested in hiring a FWS student employee:

Off-campus employers may also participate as a partner with El Camino College. Whether you are a private for-profit company, nonprofit organization, or government agency, our programs can provide you with student employees representing a diverse group of majors and experience to assist you meet your employment needs while you, the employer, provide the student with a valuable real-world learning experience. The employer's share of student wages varies depending on the employer's status.

Please review the information below to determine your status and share of your obligation. If you think that your organization may benefit or if you are interested in partnering with El Camino College and our student employment programs, please contact Luis Mancia at 310-660-3593 Ext. 3496, for additional information.

Non-Profit or Government Agencies

  • Nonprofit or government agencies can receive up to 75% share of the FWS student's hourly wages.
  • Contact us tor for additional assistance.

Private for-profit companies receive up to 50% share of the student's hourly wages.

For additional assistance contact Luis Mancia at 310-660-3593 Ext. 3496.

  • El Camino College FWS Contract
  • FWS Payroll Authorization
  • Certificate of Insurance 

Questions? Contact Us

Luis Mancia

El Camino College

Financial Aid

Student Employment Programs

Office hours: Temporarily working remotely 

310-660-3593 Ext. 3496

lmancia@elcamino.edu

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