Malone University and the Hall of Fame Village partner to launch Learn and Earn program
In partnership with the Hall of Fame Village, this new program is an innovative opportunity for Malone students to gain hands-on experience while earning their undergraduate degree without accruing tuition debt.
Designed to offer cost-neutral undergraduate tuition for students from low-income families while recruiting and retaining new talent for the region’s workforce, Learn and Earn will grow and enhance workforce development opportunities in Stark County.
“Our new Learn and Earn program aligns with Malone’s strategic mission and provides excellent opportunities for Malone to lead in the development and retention of workforce talent right here in Stark County,” said Jason Moyer, Ph.D., executive director of strategic partnerships and innovation and associate professor. “In addition to the invaluable hands-on experiences they will gain, Malone students can earn enough through the program to finish their degree without tuition debt in addition to pocketing their hourly wage.”
The Learn and Earn program also aligns with Malone University’s Pendle Hill Pledge, a commitment to provide mentoring, experiential learning, and career support across all programs to all students. While students studying subjects such as Sport Management and Hospitality & Tourism will benefit from Learn and Earn most directly, the program is open to students of all majors.
"Our partnership with Malone University's Learn and Earn program helps build our workforce in a unique way and provides immersive experiences to Hospitality and Tourism students at Hall of Fame Village,” said Lisa Gould, HOFV senior vice president of human resources. “From events promotion and operation to food and beverage, facility and grounds care, and many other areas, students will gain practical skills while earning money towards their college tuition and preparing for future careers in Stark County and beyond."
“Learn and Earn will seek to revive the dream of students working their way through college,” said Moyer. “Students who have an interest in this program will work 29 hours a week for 40 weeks with the benefit of a flexible academic schedule that accommodates their work schedule.”