For Educators

Work! As Learning

NHED is working with Awato and local employers to connect secondary students with local, subsidized paid internships.

How it works

  1. An eligible student connects with The Acme Company, a qualified employer, on the Awato platform.
  2. The student applies for the approved employment opportunity and is hired at a wage of $15/hr, paid by The Acme Company.
  3. The Acme Company is reimbursed up to $7.50/hr, up to 480 hours, through a wage match by the NH Department of Education.
The program is now in its final year so please keep the following dates in mind as you plan for opportunities this summer:
  • May 31, 2024: Final day for new employers to register
  • June 28, 2024: Final day for students to register
  • August 30, 2024: Work! As Learning reimbursement program ends
  • September 3, 2024: All final pay stubs must be submitted by employers
Thank you for your interest in the Work! As Learning program! If you have any questions please reach out to

Awato makes the process easy for Educators

Awato will:

  • Assist with the completion of WBL permission, health, and auto insurance forms.
  • Process and complete employer reimbursement forms. 
  • Recruit employers that offer WBL opportunities. 
  • Develop and manage a database of employers for students to connect with WBL opportunities. 

What we ask from you

  • Coordinate with Colton Briggs at Awato to encourage Employers to register on the platform. 
  • Email Colton at Awato when a student fills a vacant work-based learning opportunity to ensure reimbursement forms will be completed.

Benefits for Educators

  • Employers will be incentivized to offer new WBL opportunities through our “Work! As Learning!” wage match program.  
  • Employers can receive reimbursement for existing WBL opportunities upon submitting their opportunity to the Awato platform. 
  • Awato pre-screens employers and establishes WBL opportunities for your students in which to engage.  
  • Quick and easy access to a database of employers and opportunities on the “Find Opportunities” page (No assessments or interests inventories required!)  that will allow for direct access to employers. 
  • Notification system that allows you to track student engagement and interest in opportunities. 
  • Bi-weekly update of new opportunities uploaded to the system.  
  • Separate from the “Learn Everywhere” program, allowing for a greater access to a network of community partners, employers, and opportunities.

Submission Form