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Unlock Opportunities and Impact Through Corporate Partnership!
Are you wondering why your business should participate in the Cristo Rey Research Triangle Corporate Work Study Program? The benefits are numerous, and the cost is determined through a feasibility study tailored to local circumstances.
Here's why joining our program can be a game-changer for your business:
Add Productive, Entry-Level Employees to NC:
Through our program, you gain access to a talented pool of students eager to contribute and learn. These students bring fresh perspectives, energy, and a strong work ethic to your organization, serving as valuable entry-level employees.

Cost-Effective Services:
By hiring student workers through the Corporate Work Study Program, you can access cost-effective services while ensuring the completion of crucial tasks. Our students are trained and supervised to provide quality work, freeing your lower-level employees to focus on more value-added responsibilities.

Contribute to Workforce Diversity:
Embracing diversity in the workplace is crucial for fostering innovation and achieving long-term success. By participating in our program, you actively contribute to workforce diversity, promoting a culture of inclusion and broadening perspectives within your organization.
No Headcount Impact:
Hiring students through our program does not impact your organization's headcount. This means you can expand your workforce without affecting your existing employee structure, allowing for the seamless integration of student workers.

Immediate Community Payoff:
By partnering with us, you directly benefit your local community. Supporting our students provides an immediate payoff by investing in their education, career development, and future success. Your participation creates a positive ripple effect that uplifts the community.

Foster a Culture of Community Involvement:
Participating in our program allows you to develop a culture of community involvement among your employees. By engaging in meaningful work with our students, your team will experience the rewards of mentorship, personal growth, and the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of young individuals.
Together, we can unlock opportunities, inspire young minds,
and build a stronger, more inclusive community!

1. How does it work?

The Cristo Rey Research Triangle Corporate Work Study Program operates as an employee leasing agent. The students are employees of the program, not the corporate partner. In addition, the Corporate Word Study Program handles all payroll, W-4, I-9 compliance, Workers’ Compensation, FICA, FUTA, and other employee concerns for the students. The Cristo Rey Research Triangle Corporate Work Study Program complies with all Department of Labor regulations.


2. Will the students receive training before they begin working in our office?

Yes, students are trained in the following:

  • Communication and relationship building

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Customer service skills

  • Standard office equipment operation

  • Office etiquette

  • Dressing for success

  • Conveying a positive first impression in the workplace

  • Phone skills

  • Filing and document handling

  • Confidentiality and ethics in the workplace

  • Workplace safety

  • Team building

3. Do students choose where they work?

After considering students’ skill levels and interests and the skill sets needed by our sponsors, the Corporate Work Study Program staff will determine where students are placed.


4. As a partnering business, what responsibilities do we have?

Your three biggest responsibilities are to:

  • Provide a positive work environment for the students.

  • Provide a supervisor who believes in the program and the success of Cristo Rey Research Triangle students.

  • Provide meaningful work for the students and explain to them the importance of their role.


5. Why should a business participate in the program, and how much does it cost?

The cost of the program will be decided as a result of the feasibility study and may vary depending on local circumstances. There are many reasons to participate:

  • Add productive, entry-level employees.

  • Cost-effective services for your business.

  • Free up lower-level employees for more value-added work.

  • Contribute to your workforce diversity.

  • Students do not qualify for a headcount.

  • Benefit your local community with immediate payoff.

  • Cristo Rey Research Triangle Corporate Work Study Program handles the administrative expenses.

  • Develop a culture of community involvement among your employees.


6. Are there guarantees to ensure the success of the students and program?

Each student receives one academic credit for the work-study program. Each student is also evaluated on his or her performance at least twice during the school year. Students also have an opportunity to evaluate their workplace. Aside from the workshops mentioned above, additional workshops are conducted throughout the year to assist students in their learning process.


7. Is there a dress code?

Cristo Rey Research Triangle students are held to strict standards. All students must wear identifiable, formal Cristo Rey uniforms at school and work. Students must adhere to their dress code at all times.


For more information on how your company can work with Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School, please contact Roger Reed, Director of Corporate Work Study, at [email protected] or (984) 999-2143.