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Tuition Assistance Program - Learn to Earn


Job Fair Alert!

Join us at the Learn to Earn Job Fair, a collaborative effort between the City of Hayward, Cal State University East Bay, Hayward Promise Neighborhoods, Chabot College, Eden ROP, and local employers.

This event offers employment-ready students and guests a chance to showcase their skills in Hayward's vibrant job market. Don't miss out on connecting with potential opportunities that could shape your future career.

Food and beverages will be provided for all registered guests, including employers!

Date: September 19, 2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Hayward City Hall Rotunda, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA

Students, Job Seekers, and Employers, follow the link below to register!

Register Here

For more information, please contact econ.dev@hayward-ca.gov


Tuition Assistance Program

The City of Hayward proudly announces the official launch of the Learn to Earn Tuition Assistance Program, a pivotal component of the city's robust COVID-19 economic recovery plan. The Learn to Earn program aims to fortify the local business community and displaced workers by providing tuition support to Hayward residents pursuing courses at esteemed institutions such as Chabot College, California State University East Bay, and other technical schools offering certificate and professional training. 

With a firm commitment to enhancing residents' marketability, the Learn to Earn program endeavors to counteract the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program addresses the pressing challenges faced by the business community, particularly in employee retention and recruitment within technical and advanced manufacturing sectors. 

Prior to the pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area experienced a highly competitive job market, posing challenges for businesses to locate qualified, skilled workers to fill vacant positions. The impact of COVID-19 further intensified these challenges, resulting in furloughs and job losses. As the economy continues recovery , businesses are grappling with the task of filling vacant positions and competing for a limited pool of skilled workforce. In response, the Learn to Earn Program emerges as a strategic initiative to bridge this gap and reinvigorate the job market. 

Key Highlights of the "Learn to Earn" Tuition Assistance Program include: 

  • Empowering eligible Hayward residents with microgrants ranging from $500 to $2000 to cover educational and training expenses. 
  • Embracing all Hayward residents impacted by COVID-19 or those aspiring to enhance their skills and competitivenessin the job market. 
  • Prioritizing students enrolling in advanced manufacturing and biotechnology programs, offering increased grant amounts to bolster their educational pursuits. 
  • Collaborating with esteemed institutions like Chabot College, California State University East Bay, and Eden Area Regional Occupational Program Center to facilitate seamless grant issuance and support students throughout their career pathway. 
  • Hosting Workforce Development fairs to connect Hayward residents and Hayward employers. 

The City of Hayward remains steadfast in fostering economic growth, empowering residents with valuable skills, and nurturing symbiotic relationships between local businesses and a skilled workforce. The Learn to Earn Tuition Assistance Program stands as a beacon of hope and opportunity, empowering Hayward residents to flourish within a dynamic and evolving job market. 

Grant Applicants that wish to apply and use funds at accreddited educational and training institutions other than the our current partners (CSUEB, Chabot, and Eden ROP), please contact the Hayward Promise Neighborhoods at hpn@csueastbay.edu to apply to have your institution vetted as a collaborating partner in this grant program. 

For questions about the grant or application process, please contact our partner agencies below. 


To apply for the grant through our CSUEB partner agency, search for the grant name under Hayward Promise Neighborhoods Learn to Earn: Workforce and Education Assistance Grant. Email hpn@csueastbay.edu for more information.