About the Program
Federal Work-Study (FWS) gives students the opportunity to earn money by working part-time
during the school year and possibly the summer if funding remains. Work-study is
a form of financial aid for students who meet certain eligibility requirements. Being
awarded work study can make a student eligible for jobs on and off campus. FWS is
a responsibility to be taken seriously; students are assisting the college or off-campus
employers in their daily operations. FWS is an excellent way to earn money while
gaining valuable work experience.
Students can work up to twenty (20) hours per week (based on their student budget and unmet need). Most students’ awards allow for 10-20 hours per week. Students earn $10 per hour and are paid on the 15th and 30th of each month by direct deposit.
Benefits of the Program
- Enhance your employment skills
- Explore possible career opportunities
- Meet a new set of contacts who can become valuable references for future employment
- Studies have shown that students participating in FWS Programs improve their time management skills, are more actively involved in campus activities, and generally perform better in their studies.
Types of Jobs
- On-campus: Working in student service offices, labs, building maintenance and various other campus departments.
- Off-campus: Working in local elementary schools (tutoring in reading and math), as well as various community service positions.
|Department||Location||Duties & Responsibilities||Qualifications||Purpose/role in organization|
|Assessment Center||Somerset North Campus, Strunk Building, Room 101||
|Marketing Assistant||Somerset North Campus, Meece Hall, Room 116||
||Proficient computer skills, general photography capabilities, social media savvy, organized and an outgoing attitude is preferred.||
The purpose of this role is to help the Marketing & PR team foster student engagement and enrollment through a student presence at activities and events on campus and through social media. This role will also assist with SCC branding and other tasks that will contribute to meeting the goals of the college.
|Print Shop Assistant||Somerset South Campus, Building #2||
||Are you interested in the design/print industry? Have you ever wondered where the SCC marketing materials are produced? This may be the job for you! The SCC print shop provides graphic design services, as well as printing and finishing services to meet all of our internal customer needs. You will learn to work as part of a team, get hands on training, and learn how our marketing materials are created, produced and delivered.||The role of the SCC print shop is to produce high quality, visually appealing, brand compliant, marketing materials. The # 1 goal is to provide our students with the information that they need in order to be successful at SCC and beyond.|
|Computer Aided Drafting||Somerset North Campus, Blakley Building, Room 115||
|Disel Technology||Somerset South Campus, Building 5||
||Preferred qualifications is being a student of the program.||Assist in day to day work within the program.|
|Financial Aid||Somerset North Campus, Student Commons, Suite 104||
||The role of the financial aid office FWS is to assist the financial aid staff in effectively and efficiently helping students apply for, and receive their financial aid in order to pay for tuition, books, and other resources.|
|CARE Advising Center||Somerset North Campus, Student Commons, Room 208||
||Support CARE staff by assisting students, in person and on phone, at the Front Desk of Center for Advising, Retention and Engagement.|
|Fitness Center||Student Commons, Basement||
|Health Sciences Division-Lab||Somerset North Campus, Blakley Building, Room 328 & 328A||
||Willingness to work||Support of MLT and Microbiology lab classes|
|IT||Somerset South Campus, Building 2, Room 225||
||A technical background preferred.||Assist IT with day-to-day operations.|
|Hopkins Elementary School, Library Media Center||210 May Street, Somerset, KY 42501||
Shelving books (non-fiction/fiction)
Assist in keeping books shelved for circulation
Assist students in finding a book that fits their needs
|Maintenance & Operations||Somerset North Campus||
||Willing to work||
|Maintenance & Operations||Somerset South Campus||
||Good work ethic and attitude||
|Mathematics & Natural Sciences-Lab||Somerset North Campus, Cooper Building, Room 114A||
||Chemistry/Biology preferred but not required.||
Provide assistance to Instructional Specialist and Instructors as deemed needed.
|Operations||Somerset North Campus, Blakley Bldg. Room 101B||
||Excellent organizational and computer skills||
|Recruiting||Somerset North Campus, Student Commons, Room 112||
||Friendly, outgoing, Excel experience preferred||
|Somerset Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce||445 S Hwy 27, Suite 101, Somerset, KY 42501||(1) Staff the Chamber office during regular office hours. (2) Maintain the office so that it presents a positive for the Chamber office. (3) Answer telephone and assist staff in replying to inquiries made by persons calling the Chamber office. (4) Respond to inquiries for recommendations of area businesses, restaurants or hotels, by recommending Chamber members. (5) Monitor the Chamber's voicemail and email. (6) Provide assistance and support to the Board of Directors and Chamber membership; this may include communication, meeting set up, problem solving and project planning. (7) Monitor and maintain the supply of printed material available for distribution. (8) Monitor various regional websites to provide the Chamber with information on upcoming community events. (9) Attend various Chamber functions including but not limited to; monthly luncheons, breakfast series events, ribbon cuttings etc. (when time allows).||
|Student Records||Somerset North Campus, Student Commons, Room 101A||
|University Center of Southern Kentucky||Somerset North Campus, Student Commons, Room 210||
Keep Transfer Center running smoothly.
||Competent use of computer, ability to alphabetize and prepare folders for filing, ability to count for report preparation, ability to get along with all kinds of people.||
To assist with the organization of the Cultural Diversity office and to assist with preparation for and results from various department activities and events.
|Learning Commons, Service Desk||Somerset North Campus, Strunk Building||(1) Greet and assist patrons, as needed. (2) Process new materials (cover and label). (3) Shelve materials. (4) Retrieve mail from mail room. (5) Perform general circulation duties (check-in and check-out materials). (6) Direct students to tutors. (7) Keep computers/computer desks tidy (may involve cleaning keyboards, monitors, and mice). (8) Straighten furniture and neaten public areas. (9) Stock printers with paper. (10) Photocopying, as needed. (11) Assist with events. (12) Assist with displays and promotional materials. (13) Other duties, as assigned.||(1) Strong customer service orientation. (2) Willingness to perform both clerical and light manual labor. (3) Ability to maintain patience, courtesy, and tact when dealing with difficult people and situations. (4) Interest in books/libraries/reading preferred but not required.||
|Maintenance and Operations||Openings at all Locations||
||Minimal qualifications required. Training, Supplies, and PPE will be provided.||
|Administration - Visitor Check In Station||Somerset North Campus||
Greet incoming visitors
|Comfortable in working with the public||
|Accessibility Services Office||Somerset North Campus||
||Proficient: Microsoft Office and basic computer literacy skills, organizational skills, professional communication skills.||
|Workforce Solutions||South Campus Building #3||
||Need to have strong interpersonal skills for interaction with the public. Need to have strong computing skills/aptitude to learn new programs.||
|Automotive Technology||Somerset South Campus Building #1||
||A minimum grade point average of 2.0. A willingness to work, and be willing to interact with others when needed. Some experience with performing mechanical repair and maintenance.||
|Department||Location||Duties & Responsibilities||Qualifications|
|Cosmetology||Laurel South Campus, Room 202||
||Good communications skills and able to put supplies on a shelf.|
|Financial Aid||Laurel North Campus, Building 3, Suite 112||
|Fitness Center||Laurel North Campus, Building 2||
|Health Sciences||Laurel North Campus, Building 3, Room 214||
|Learning Commons, Assistant||Laurel North Campus, Building 2, Room 125||
|Learning Commons, English Tutor||Laurel North Campus, Building 2, Room 125||
||A’s in English, up to ENG 102 or higher|
|Learning Commons, Math Tutor||Laurel North Campus, Building 2, Room 125||
||A’s in math, up to Math 150 or higher|
|Maintenance & Operations||Laurel North Campus||
|Maintenance & Operations||Laurel South Campus||
|Student Affairs||Laurel North Campus, Building 3, Room 112||
||General office knowledge|
|Testing Center||Laurel North Campus, Building 1, Rooms 153, 155, & 156||
|Maintenance and Operations||Openings at all Locations||
||Minimal qualifications required. Training, Supplies, and PPE will be provided.|
|Administration - Visitor Check In Station||Laurel North Campus||
||Comfortable in working with the public|
To be eligible for the Federal Work-study Program students must…
- Be enrolled in at least 6 hours a semester
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA
- Declare a major (undecided majors are not eligible)
- Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Maximum Time Frame (MTF) requirements each semester
- Have a completed FAFSA on file
- Have enough unmet need remaining in your budget for the current year (it may be necessary to decline loans).
Kentucky State Law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as
a condition of employment.
If you’re interested in employment with the Federal Work Study Program please fill out an application. Once your application is received you’ll be notified of your eligibility by your KCTCS email within five business days.