U.S. Department of Education announces additional funding for Win-and-Learn opportunities for postsecondary students prepare for career success October 21, 2020 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press @ ed.gov
  • WASHINGTON - secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today additional funding for the Study and work Federal (FWS) experimental sites, an initiative that expands earn-and-learn opportunities for students by removing barriers to jobs outside the campus, allowing students to work more hours, and allow institutions students pay work-based learning and apprenticeships, internships and clerkships. Launched in February 2020, the experimental sites FWS 190 institutions have encouraged job opportunities that provide students not only a paycheck, but significant skills training that aligns with future career goals of students.

    This funding will be used both FWS supplement the wages and to create and grow development programs (JLD) Location of employment. JLD programs provide critical support for institutions as they seek employer partners, help students find jobs, and monitor the quality of job opportunities. JLD programs serve FWS and FWS non-students alike.

    "The expansion of win-and-learning sites encourages employers and institutions to work together for the benefit of students. Students will gain much more than a paycheck - they will acquire the skills and experience needed to succeed in any career, "said Secretary of DeVos. "That's why we are conducting additional funds for students who need them most. The breakdown of silos between the classroom and the workplace is the right thing to do for students and for our economy. "

    Because this experiment shows that the FWS students can work more 10 hours per week, low-income students participating institutions no longer have to decline their prize FWS so they can find a job that offers more hours. In addition, experimental sites FWS can pay students for their work, such as teaching students, internships and clinical rotations, even if that work is a necessary part of their academic program. low-income students at participating institutions are no longer forced to choose between completing the requirements of your program or earn a paycheck

    The new FWS Experiment formula supplemental appropriation directs funding to where it is needed :. institutions enrolling students from low -Incomes funds. These students are disproportionately benefit from placement in jobs outside the campus to allow them to meet their income needs while gaining a foothold in his future career. The formula of previous supplementary allowance, established by Congress in the Higher Education Act, including a basic warranty and a fair formula, none of which emphasized the needs of low-income students in institutions of scarce resources. It represents the new cost formula FWS year before the institution and provides more funds for institutions based on the number of Pell Grant recipients who serves.

    For more information on the experimental sites FWS, click here.

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