Stewart Sponsors Innovative Education Program
Students gain real world experience and help with tuition costs
HOUSTON (Nov. 11, 2010) – Stewart Lender Services (SLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, recently became a sponsor of the Corporate Work-Study Program (CWSP) at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston. The work-study program is an innovative education model and an essential part of students’ curriculum. The program enables students to earn up to 70 percent of their tuition costs by requiring students to work at entry-level positions at Houston-area sponsor companies.
This partnership continues the rich tradition of excellence both at Stewart and at Cristo Rey Jesuit. As a corporate sponsor, SLS plays a critical role in the education and future of the students as well as providing an opportunity to change lives and leave a lasting impact.
“We are excited to participate in this wonderful program,” said Jason Nadeau, president
of Stewart Lender Services. “Not only do we get dedicated and hardworking staff, but we are able to provide some real on-the-job experience for these students, which I believe better prepares them to be successful in their lives.”
With the backing of corporate sponsors, the Houston school opened in August 2009, with students coming from economically disadvantaged families in the Houston area.
In order to accomplish both work and study, schedules are structured so students work without missing class. The school year is extended to 10 months a year and students attend an extended day format of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to complete a full class schedule.
Students are placed in teams of four and trained in basic office skills and business etiquette. The four-student teams share one corporate, entry-level job on a rotating basis. Each student works one day a week and every fourth Friday. The money the students earn goes towards their tuition costs. Other aid comes in the form of fundraising organized by the school.
Students perform entry-level duties such as: answering phones, sorting and delivering mail, scanning and faxing documents, data entry and filing. SLS employs students in the areas of clerical, administrative and support work. This opportunity provides them real-life experiences while gaining a college-prep education.
About Stewart Lender Services
Stewart Lenders Services (SLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, is a nationwide provider of centralized origination, loss mitigation and REO asset solutions for mortgage lenders and servicers. With more than a century of experience matched with the industry’s leading technologies, SLS helps lenders and servicers meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s market. SLS has the financial strength, industry knowledge and proven flexibility to perform throughout the lifecycle of a loan. More information can be found at http://www.stewartlenderservices.com.
Stewart Title Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), provides a single point of contact for U.S. and multinational customers that require special expertise in closing and underwriting for single and multi-site commercial transactions. Stewart is a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com.