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Corporate Work Study Program

The signature component of Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). Through this innovative program, students pay for a portion of their education, gain real-world work experience, and realize the relevance of their education.

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Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is located on the campus of Mary Help of Christians Center, located off I-4 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the heart of East Tampa. Students come from families with limited resources who live in 46 different zip codes throughout the Tampa Bay area. The signature component of a Cristo Rey Network® School is the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). Cristo Rey Tampa partners with more than 60 local companies and organizations (nonprofit, government agencies, and businesses) who support this innovative education model.

What is a Corporate Work Study Program?

Students work five full days each month with our Corporate Work Study Program Partners, earning nearly 40 percent of the cost of their education, while gaining invaluable real-world work experience from leading corporations and organizations in the Tampa Bay area. Through this innovative model, Cristo Rey Tampa students receive a private, college preparatory education at the same time as they are preparing for college and their careers.

Our distinctive approach to education equips students with the knowledge and skills to transform their lives through rigorous academics, four years of work experience, and support to and through college. CWSP Partners are committed to enriching the lives of our students via coaching, mentoring, and supervision. They fill an entry-level position at a competitive cost with well-trained students while enhancing diversity and talent pipelines.

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To learn more about participating in the Corporate Work Study Program, contact:

Vanessa V 1 e1684258276660

Vanessa Vasquez, Vice President

Corporate Work Study Program
vvasquez@cristoreytampa.org

2022-2023 Corporate Work Study Program Partners

Partners invest in the development of a diverse workforce and our students’ futures by providing entry-level jobs, leadership skills, and life skills.

Benefits to Businesses

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Reliable, Successful Workers

Cristo Rey students have a 97% daily attendance rate and 93% “meet or exceed expectations” on performance evaluations completed by supervisors.
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Giving Back

What better way to give back to the community than by mentoring and cultivating tomorrow’s workforce? Cristo Rey schools and the Cristo Rey Network® national office provides marketing opportunities for participating companies to promote their community support initiatives to all their stakeholders.
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Diverse Talent for the Future Workplace

Cristo Rey schools are creating a 21st-century pipeline of skilled, minority workers that Corporate America can employ.

Benefits to Students

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Practical Work Experience

One of the primary benefits of a corporate work study program is the practical work experience it provides. Students can work in professional environments and gain skills that will benefit them in their future careers. They learn to navigate office dynamics, collaborate with coworkers, and solve real-world problems. This experience gives them a competitive edge when applying for internships, college admissions, and future employment.
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Building a Professional Network

Through their work placements, students have the opportunity to build a professional network. They can form connections with their supervisors, coworkers, and other professionals in their field of interest. These connections can be valuable resources for mentorship, job opportunities, and professional advice in the future.
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Career Exploration

Another advantage of a corporate work study program is that it allows students to explore different career paths. By working in various departments or industries, they can gain insights into different professions and discover their interests and passions. This early exposure to the working world helps students make more informed decisions about their future career paths.
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Financial Benefits

For students from low-income families, a corporate work study program can provide financial benefits. Our program allows students to pay part of their tuition with this work study program, making our private high school more accessible for your family than most private high schools. This financial opportunity can help alleviate the financial burden of education and provide students with a sense of independence and responsibility.
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Development of Transferable Skills

Corporate work study programs also help students develop transferable skills that are valuable in any profession. These include communication, time management, problem-solving, and teamwork. By honing these skills early on, students are better prepared to succeed in college and their future careers.

A corporate work study program offers numerous benefits for high school students and businesses. Students gain valuable work experience, explore career options, develop transferable skills, build a professional network, and receive financial support. On the other hand,businesses gain access to young talent, cost-effective hiring, diverse perspectives, and the opportunity to make a positive social impact. If you are considering enrolling your child in a high school with a corporate work study program, you can be confident that they will receive a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in college and beyond.

For more information about Cristo Rey Tampa’s corporate work study program and how it can benefit your child,visit our website or check out our enrollment process.

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If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Work Study Partner and hiring CRT students to work for your organization, please fill out the form below.

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Our CRT Corporate Work Study Program students are:

“Eager to work, good phone manners, flexible with changing work priorities.”

“Hard working, very committed and professional.”

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“Always smiling and in a good mood. Very responsible and well mannered.”

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Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High Schoool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Location: Mary Help of Christians Center
6400 East Chelsea Street
Tampa, Florida 33610

Telephone: (813) 621-8300

Fax: (813) 336-2207

Email: info@cristoreytampa.org

School Hours: M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High Schoool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.