Work Conquers AllCorporate Work Study Program
Principal: Matthew J. Torano
Grade Levels: 9-12
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The signature and differentiating component of Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). Through this innovative program, students receive a private, college preparatory education, while gaining invaluable real-world work experience from leading corporations and non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area.
The Corporate Work Study Program provides our students with the opportunity to develop professionally through entry-level jobs at an assigned company. Students work five full days each month with our Partners, who are committed to enriching the lives of our students via coaching, mentoring, and supervision. Academic courses are scheduled in cohorts ensuring students never miss class, and Cristo Rey transports students to and from school to the partner work site. 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.
To learn more about our Corporate Work Study Program and become a Cristo Rey Tampa CWSP Partner, please contact:
Director of Corporate Relations
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) work?
Do all students go to work?
How old must a student be to participate in the Corporate Work Study Program?
Are there any limitations to having employees under the age of 18 in our office?
We ensure that our students have the professional and technical skills needed to be successful on the job. We maintain regular contact with company supervisors to provide training or coaching for our students as needed. In the rare case that a student is not working out, we develop a performance improvement plan. If a student is not a good fit for the job, they are replaced with a different student. In performance evaluations, more than 90% of the students are rated as “Meeting Expectation” or higher
What type of jobs do students perform at the worksites?
Do students get paid directly?
Do students choose where they go to work?
We have important documents in our office and are concerned about confidentiality?
Benefits of CWSP
Benefits to Businesses
Reliable, Successful Workers
Diverse Talent for the Future Workplace
Benefits to Students
Real Work Experience
Become a Partner
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.
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.”
“Always smiling and in a good mood. Very responsible and well mannered.”