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Workforce Education

Get trained to go to work! Find a new career or advance your skills.

Eligible Programs

Eligible Professional Technical Programs:

  • Networking Infrastructure Technology

  • Web Application Programming

  • Environmental Technologies and Sustainable Practices

  • Homeland Security Emergency Management 

Eligible Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Programs:

Basic Education for Adults

Some Basic Skills students may be eligible for Workforce funds. For more information on Basic Education for Adults, please visit their page or call 425-352-8158. Their office is located in the Library Annex (LBA 102).

Worker Retraining

Eligibility (any of the following):

  1. Currently receiving Unemployment Insurance

  2.  Have exhausted your Unemployment Insurance within the past 48 months

  3.  Have received a layoff notice and will be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance

  4.  Formerly Self-Employed

  5.  Be a Displaced Homemaker

  6.  If you are employed in an occupation that is “not in demand” and need additional training in order to remain employed

  7.  Disaster Impacted Worker

  8.  Veteran (regardless of discharge status) - discharged within the past 48 months

  9.  Active Duty Military 


What We Fund

The Worker Retraining program can provide tuition assistance, books, and transportation for up to two quarters.

Unemployed Workers:

Workforce staff may be able to assist with the completion of Training Benefits Program and Commissioner Approved Training Applications for those who qualify. 

Opportunity Grant


Eligibility for Opportunity Grant is based on household size and income. Please refer to this chart to see if you may be eligible.

Persons in Family or Household

200% Federal Poverty Guidelines








 $82, 640


What We Fund

The Opportunity Grant program provides 45 credits of tuition and fee assistance, as well as books, and transportation.

BFET: Basic Food Employment and Training


The Basic Food Employment and Training program assists students who are receiving Basic Food Assistance (Food Stamps).

What We Fund

The BFET program provides tuition assistance, books, transportation, and other support services to those who qualify. We work with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and Working Connections Child Care to assist with childcare eligibility.

Interested? Need Food Stamps?

If you are interested in the BFET program but are not yet currently receiving food stamps, please see the Program Specialist (via appointment) for a referral to DSHS. You may also review your eligibility online at