Summer Earn and Learn (SEAL) Has Been Cancelled

After careful consideration, the Texas Workforce Commission has decided to cancel Summer Earn and Learn (SEAL) for the 2020 program year. We understand how valuable the SEAL program is to both students with disabilities and employers, and we acknowledge the hard work of Texas Workforce Commission-Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Student HireAbility Navigators, Workforce staff, Schools, Counselors and others who have dedicated countless hours to ensuring the program’s success. We look forward to next year, and thank you in advance for your continued partnership in providing paid work experience to students with disabilities in North Central Texas.


The Summer Earn & Learn program provides students with disabilities ages 14-22 with work readiness training and paid work experience. Summer Earn & Learn is a statewide strategy that includes employability skills training and paid work experience for students with disabilities. 


Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas  partnered with the Texas Vocational Rehabilitation Services to place 217 students in 2018. If your business is interested in providing a paid summer work experience job for students during our 2019 program, please complete the Employer Interest Form.

  • Wages and Workers' Compensation Insurance are covered
  • Candidates are observant, interested and eager to work
  • Reasonable accommodations required by the student are provided
  • Participating employers will receive an orientation prior to placement

For more information, contact Bonnie Arrington at (903) 454-9350, Ext. 3603.


Last year, more than 1,500 students statewide (161 within WSNCT service area) participated in Summer Earn & Learn and worked in positions as design graphics assistants, customer service representatives, peer counselors and others. 

Are you looking for. .
Workplace readiness training to prepare you for successful employment?
Paid work experience to help you build your skills and identify future career goals?

To participate in the 2019 Summer Earn & Learn Program, eligible students include those with an individualized Education Plan or a 504 Plan. Student must be 14-22 years of age and must be less than 22 years of age as of September 1, 2018.

For additional information, contact the Texas Workforce Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor assigned to your school or call Rosla Hocker at (817) 436-4127.

Look back at results from SEAL2018
Look back at results from SEAL2017