What are the advantages of hiring a Holy Family Cristo Rey student?
The CWSP is a cost-effective solution for businesses that need entry-level work. Since students are employed by the CWSP, businesses save time and money on the hiring process, taxes, health benefits, and other employment-related expenses. Employing students also boosts employee diversity, supports the local community, and helps build Birmingham's future workforce.
What kind of work can students perform?
Students generally perform entry-level work. They answer phones, maintain files, sort and deliver mail, scan and fax documents, perform data entry, and create documents with Microsoft Office. Some of our students are bilingual and may be able to help with translation. As students develop, they are able to handle more complex projects and tasks such as providing IT support or completing medical assessments for patients.
How are students prepared for their work study jobs?
All incoming freshmen and transfer students attend a rigorous Summer Bridge Program before beginning their first CWSP assignment. Training includes:
What are the responsibilities of a corporate partner?
Partners have the following responsibilities:
How do students get to work each week?
CWSP provides transportation for all students to and from their job placement.
Who supervises the students at work?
An on-site supervisor will guide and support students at work. Holy Family Cristo Rey CWSP staff will collaborate with on-site supervisors to provide the necessary guidance and training that students need to succeed in the workplace.
Are there guarantees to ensure the success of the program?
Every student will receive one academic credit for the work program. CWSP staff members monitor student performance through daily time cards that students and supervisors complete. Every student is evaluated on his/her performance twice during the school year. Although it rarely happens, students can be replaced if there are any serious issues or if work performance does not meet expectations.