Summer Earn & Learn

Join us in creating pathways to employment for students with disabilities

The Summer Earn & Learn Program is a statewide initiative that provides employability skills training and a paid work experience for students with disabilities during the summer.

Summer Earn & Learn is designed to integrate talented individuals into the workplace setting. Participants will have the opportunity to earn money, gain valuable work experience, and develop soft skills to help them become college and career ready.

Youth will work approximately 20 hours per week for up to five weeks, earning $9 per hour. The program is 100 percent subsidized by Workforce Solutions Alamo.

What’s in it for employers? 

Businesses will benefit from having a motivated young adult in the workplace, providing them with a positive first job experience and highly transferable job skills.

As a participating employer, your role would be simple: provide a worksite and and work-readiness skills to youth.

No cost to employers. The program is 100 percent subsidized by Workforce Solutions Alamo. WSA will be responsible for student enrollment, payments and will conduct weekly site visits. 

Students in need of special accommodations will be provided with services such as interpreters, job coaching and/or specialized equipment; provided at no cost to employers by Texas Vocational Rehabilitation Services. 

For more information: 

WSA Youth Services
Ph: 210-582-1757
Email: bsc@wsalamo.org

Student Participants

Students participating in Summer Earn & Learn must meet the “student with disability” definition, which means they are between the ages of 14-22, and they are currently attending school in a recognized educational setting (example: public, including charter schools, private, home school or postsecondary). 

 
If the student has exited high school and is planning to participate in postsecondary education in the fall, it is acceptable to count them as currently attending for the purpose of meeting the “student with a disability definition.”

Potentially eligible students may also participate in the Summer Earn & Learn program.  To be potentially eligible, a student has to meet the “student with a disability” definition.  These individuals do not have to apply for Vocational Rehabilitation Services at any point, but should apply at the point a need is recognized.

What’s in it for students?

  • An opportunity to earn up to $900 during the summer 
  • Learn valuable skills in a real-world setting
  • Plan your future and identify career goals 

For more information: 

Carlos Hernandez
Ph: 210-805-2229
Email: carlos.hernandez@twc.state.tx.us