Lake Land College


Cooperative Work Study Program - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

Cooperative Work Study Program


CWSP offers students an opportunity to gain work experience related to their academic majors. It allows students to test their interests, before graduation. Students earn an income that could be used to reduce college expenses and credit that can be applied to the students degree or certificate.

CWSP allows businesses to hire qaulity employees at a cost savings.

The CWSP is a grant, funded by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. It reimburses employers 50% of student wages or salary.

Students participating must have 12 college credits earned, a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and work a minimum of 80 hours to a maximum of 320 hours. Note: Education majors must have a minimum of 30 college credits earned in order to receive a teachers aid certification. Certification is required before employment may begin in a school system.

Employers participating must provide employment relevant to the student's degree or certificate.

Earn a salary.
Earn college credit.
Gain valuable work experience for a resume.
Gain an advantage of obtaining an interview.

Receive 50% reimbursement on wages or salaries up to $12 per hour for a maximum of 320 work hours per semester.
Interview and select interns.
Strengthen network with college instructors for future recruitment.
Can request internships be advertised.
Participation is open to any Illinois employer.

Tina Moore
Director of Career Services

Career Services Wing
Student Center Building

Lake Land Collge
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938

(217) 234-5346

(217) 234-5417



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