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F.W. Webb Company Promotes Work-Study Program
March 21, 2023
The F.W. Webb Company partners with technical and vocational high schools to provide work-study opportunities to trade students.
"Students learn about potential career options while gaining valuable on-the-job experience," said Senior Vice President of Human Resources Ruth Martin. "Several students over the years wanted to stay at Webb after they graduated from their programs."
Typically, a school submits a proposal outlining its co-op plan. Upon approval, Webb, the school and the student sign an agreement that details the parameters.
Work schedules vary per school. Some students work full-time for a semester, others work a week-on, week-off schedule, while some work a set number of hours daily.
A student’s typical responsibilities include the following:
Assisting with the store’s day-to-day operations
Receiving deliveries in the warehouse
Pulling contractor orders for pick up
Light office work, including scanning data and covering the front desk
F.W. Webb currently has over 20 active co-ops working throughout the company.
In January, the corporate office engaged in a new and unique program with Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School of Methuen, MA. The school employs the students through its work-study program. The money students earn directly helps finance their education. They learn the real-world lesson of providing for themselves while working in a professional office environment.
Work-study programs not only help students with their growth and development but also provide Webb with employees, which is a great benefit in this challenging recruiting environment.