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Partnership boosts student success

College Work Experience Program CWEP

UTA students will receive valuable hands-on learning opportunities to advance their academic and career goals through a work experience partnership between the University and Lockheed Martin.

Launched in 2021, the UTA College Work Experience Program (CWEP) will make up to $5.2 million available for eligible students to gain real-world employment skills by holding paid positions at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The program is the second of its kind between Lockheed Martin and a university. CWEP will operate through UTA’s Career Development Center, with a first-year goal of 75 student participants and capacity to expand to 300 students by the third year. Although CWEP jobs will primarily target engineering and business majors, students from all disciplines may apply, provided they meet the criteria.

“One of the most important things we can do is create a pipeline of talented students for employment at global organizations,” says Career Development Center Director Lolin Martins-Crane. “Our ability to partner with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control to help drive the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington economy is very important. I’m excited about the potential to grow this model and make an even greater impact in North Texas.”

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