Learn & Earn

Elevate Your Business with Shared-Cost Internships through Learn & Earn!

What is Learn & Earn?

Learn & Earn is a state-funded grant program designed to support paid internship opportunities for students attending a West Virginia Community and Technical College.  The program provides funding to pay half a student intern’s wages while they are in school.  Contact your local CTC’s workforce team to learn more about how you can become a Learn and Earn partner!

Benefits to Employers
Why Companies Love Learn & Earn

  • Students Work for You While Training & We Split their Pay 50/50 – the student pay is shared 50/50 by the company and the CTC, with students earning at least $15/hour to work in the field they’re studying.
  • Connects Employers to a Student Pipeline – allowing them to take courses and train while gaining paid work experience with your company.
  • Empowers Companies – to meet immediate needs while building a skilled workforce for the future.
  • Supports a Wide Range of Comprehensive, Affordable Training Opportunities – including skill enhancement, certificate and degree programs, and customized training and professional development.

Learn & Earn Connections Allow Companies to:

  • Tap into a Trusted Local Talent Pool
  • Reduce the Cost of Onboarding
  • Cultivate Dedicated Employees
  • Address Current and Projected Skills Gaps

When I heard 50/50 pay match, it sounded too good to be true. But it was 100% true. Everything the program promised, it delivered. It’s one of the best business decisions I ever made.”

Learn & Earn
is a WIN

Learn & Earn is a huge win for WV businesses. In fact, more than 90 percent of program participants are hired by the companies that train them. That’s ‘hire’ education!

Find Out More & Get Started with Learn & Earn – it’s easy!

Contact Tiffany Ellis-Williams, Director of Workforce & Economic Development, at williams@wvctcs.edu or (681) 313-2265 – OR – Contact your local CTC’s Workforce Development Team (see list).