The Emma L. Bowen Foundation's work/study program is only one of a variety of initiatives our corporate partners participate in to achieve a diverse workforce. The Company's commitment as a corporate partner of the Foundation is to offer each student a variety of work experiences and increasing levels of responsibility during the multi-year program, with a goal of obtaining competitive skills for permanent placement in the industry. The partner company also agrees to assign a permanent mentor to the student, other than his or her direct supervisor. The corporate partner agrees to pay the student's salary and matching funds as well as an annual membership contribution to the Foundation. A representative from the company will also be invited to sit on the Foundation's Board of Directors, which meets twice each year.