Learn and Earn Scholarship Program

Learn and Earn Scholarship Program

The Learn and Earn Program helps businesses recruit CLC students to be new employees in their organization while attending college, and provides recognition as a CLC Learn & Earn partner.

The program provides scholarship support for students, along with a paying job during their academic program at CLC. Current employees can also utilize the program to enhance their skills.  Students receive specialized academic and career coach services at CLC.

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Benefits to Students

• Earn a scholarship toward your education

• Have a paying job while you attend CLC

• Potential job opportunities after graduation

Student Commitment

• Commit to one academic year of work at your sponsoring company while you are in school

• Maintain satisfactory academic progress

• Sign confidentiality release to allow college and company personnel to discuss progress in the program


• Students indicate interests online and CLC will connect students to a workplace

Learn & Earn Company Descriptions

ALUDEC is a global supplier for the automotive industry. By working closely with the world’s car manufacturers, ALUDEC engineers and manufactures the original exterior and interior decorative parts.

Grand View Lodge
Grand View Lodge has provided guests relaxing vacation experiences for more than 90 years.

Are you someone that was born with the ‘hospitality gene’? One that enjoys working with people, can encourage a team, and has a drive for success. If this is you—we want you on our team.

Where we work…we smile. Not because we have to, because it comes naturally. You will find that working at Grand View means something more than just making a living. You can pursue your goals, make life-long connections and have fun—all while delivering the best guest service and helping create a lifetime of memories for our guests. Come work in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area at the most awarded resort in Minnesota.

Graphic Packaging
At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products.

We have over 90 facilities worldwide that provide innovative packaging solutions to help our customers stand out and achieve brand loyalty in a competitive and dynamic marketplace. With a product portfolio that emphasizes renewable, recycled, and recyclable materials, we are as committed to our customers and 19,000 employees as we are to protecting the environment and giving back to the communities where we live and work.

Founded in 1993 on the principles of innovation and resourcefulness, LINDAR has grown to become a leader in plastic thermoforming. We manufacture plastic parts from paint products to food packaging and industrial OEM industries.

Our dedication to creating precisely designed, highly efficient thermoformed products is proven. So LINDAR takes pride in being AIB and ISO 9001:2015 certified, and our extensive internal quality program ensures our customers will receive a quality plastic product — each and every time.

Pequot Tool & Manufacturing
Pequot Tool & Manufacturing is a machining and fabrication leader located in the heart of Lake Country in Pequot Lakes, MN. We provide innovative solutions to our customers’ diverse needs by producing high-quality component parts and complete assemblies.

We take great pride in partnering with our customers, providing world-class manufacturing and on-time delivery with every order. At Pequot Tool & Manufacturing, we have more than 30 years of experience and expertise in CNC machining and turning, CNC punching and forming, laser cutting, stamping, welding, and assembly. Our highly specialized team is well-trained and creative; we gladly empower our employees to find effective solutions for our customer’s needs.

Brainerd YMCA
The Brainerd YMCA is a leading nonprofit charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Fun and Friends (ISD 181)
Fun & Friends is a child care program for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. It has served the students of Brainerd Public Schools for over 30 years through age-appropriate, fun recreational and educational programming. Sites include Nisswa Elementary for Nisswa area students, Baxter Elementary for Baxter students, and the Washington Educational Services Building for Garfield, Harrison, Lowell, Riverside and Forestview students.


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