DCWorks program helps students gain valuable experience

The Financial Aid and Awards Office is pleased to announce that they will assume funding for the Durham College Work Study program (DCWorks) previously funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, to allow students continued access to rewarding part-time employment opportunities on campus.

“Working in a learning environment allows students to make that first step toward the work world in a setting that also supports and recognizes the challenges of being a student,” said Chris Rocha, director, Financial Aid and Awards. “It offers an opportunity for mentoring students on appropriate conduct in the workplace as well as providing opportunities to network. Many of our work study students move on to successful careers within the college so the benefit is two-fold.”

The program runs from Tuesday, September 4 to Friday, April 19 and provides students the opportunity to work up to 180 hours per semester, or 360 hours per academic year, gaining relevant, career-related experience.

“Participating in Durham College’s Work Study program has allowed me to showcase my newly acquired skill set and provided me with relevant experience all with the added benefit of a summer job on campus,” said Stephen Burley, third-year Business Administration – Operations Management student. “If you are looking for a way to supplement your OSAP and would like to put what you’ve learned into practice, I would suggest looking into it.”

To be eligible a student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; demonstrate financial need; have a GPA of 2.0 from the previous term and maintain it throughout the program; be enrolled in a program with minimum 60 per cent full-time course load; and complete the 2012/2013 Student Financial Profile available on the MyCampus website.

For more information about available DCWorks positions, please visit hired.durhamcollege.ca.