Workforce Education

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

Eligible Programs

Professional Technical Programs

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Programs

College and Career Foundations

College and Career Foundations includes English Foundations, Math Foundations, GED® prep, and HS+. These classes are designed to help students improve their English and math skills so that they can move forward on pathways to high school diplomas, GED®, college coursework, and/or employment, 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):

  • Currently receiving Unemployment Insurance
  • Have exhausted your Unemployment Insurance within the past 48 months
  • Have received a layoff notice and will be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance
  • Formerly Self-Employed
  • Be a Displaced Homemaker
  • If you are employed in an occupation that is “not in demand” and need additional training in order to remain employed
  • Disaster Impacted Worker
  • Veteran (regardless of discharge status) - discharged within the past 48 months
  • 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

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

1

$24,120

2

$32,480

3

$40,840

4

$49,200

5

$57,560

6

$65,920

7

$74,280

8

$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

Eligibility

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 Washington Connection.

Academic Advising

Portrait of Stephan Classen

Stephan Classen

Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices

  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Sustainable Practices (BASSP)
Student Learning Office CC1-142
sclassen@cascadia.edu
Appointments by email only
Portrait of Erika Miller

Erika Miller

Workforce Navigator and Information Technology Program Advisor

  • Networking Infrastructure Technology
  • Web Application Programming
  • Homeland Security Emergency Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Mobile Application Development (MoBAS)
Library Annex Building 102-F
emiller@cascadia.edu
Appointment Scheduling: 425.352.8256