College Program

Start your career path with Crest Foods and avoid college debt!

If you are accepted into the Crest Foods College Program, we will pay your in-district, local community college tuition in exchange for working 3 nights a week on our B-shift in Production for competitive wages. Students attending NIU can also apply for the program. Crest will cover tuition based on Sauk’s rates.

Program Benefits

Paid in-district tuition and fees at a local community college

Book reimbursement up to $500 per semester

Paid vacation, personal days and holidays

Part-time B-shift employment during the school year, 3 nights a week from 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Extra $1.00/hr shift premium

Annual bonus

Full-time summer job each year you are active in the program

Free fitness center access

Two Ways to Apply

Visit Our Office:
502 Brown Avenue
Ashton, IL 61006

Contact Erika Meiners
815.453.7411, ext. 201

Mark Your Calendar

Don’t miss your chance to join the Crest Foods College Program! Please note the key program dates below.


Program application deadline


Interviews in Ashton


B-shift and C-shift working hours begin