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Workforce Education

funding, resources and support for your training and education

Workforce Programs can support:

  • Professional technical training (TCC has over 40 degrees and certificates available)
  • Job skills training – specific skills needed to gain employment
  • Pre-college skills (high school diploma, GED, basic skills or ESL) to prepare for career training

 

Workforce programs are designed to help connect you with your career path and carry you, all the way through to completion and employment.

 

Each workforce education funding program has different criteria and requirements, but Tacoma Community College has made it easy to get started with only one application to help students connect to the program(s) best designed to provide the most support.

Programs

Worker Retraining

Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET)

Workfirst

Opportunity Grant

step-one

Are You Eligible?

Take the eligibility survey to find out. If you qualify, you will be invited to attend a funding workshop at Tacoma Community College that will help guide you to the appropriate programs.

Take a Short Survey
step-two

Funding Workshop

After you take the eligibility survey you will be prompted to register for a funding workshop. At the workshop, you will find out more about Workforce programs and apply for funding and services.

Workforce Education is located in Building 7 on the Tacoma Campus. For more information call 253-566-5188 or email tccworkforce@tacomacc.edu.

WORKFORCE EDUCATION  |  FUNDING PROGRAMS

  • WORKER RETRAINING

    • You may be eligible for Worker Retraining, if you are a Washington resident and you meet one of the following criteria in the past four years:
    • Collecting or have collected unemployment benefits from WA State
    • Eligible Veteran
    • Displaced Homemaker – divorced, separated or widowed
    • Formerly Self-Employed in state-licensed business
    • Worker at risk of unemployment

  • WORKFIRST

    • You may be eligible if you are receiving Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) through Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
    • Education and Training is an approved WorkFirst activity.

  • BASIC FOOD EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

    • You may be eligible for Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) if you qualify for Basic Food Assistance through Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
    • In addition, BFET eligible students may receive assistance with support services such as child care and transportation.
    • If you meet the income guidelines on this page you may be eligible for Basic Food Assistance. Go to www.foodhelp.wa.gov to apply.

  • OPPORTUNITY GRANT

    • You may be eligible if you are a Washington state resident, meet the income criteria outlined in the graph above, and are pursuing an approved career training program.

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additional resources

Apply for federal student aid
www.fafsa.ed.gov

Access to Washington State Services (DSHS, ESD)
www.washingtonconnection.org

Washington State 211 Information Network (Local Community Resources)
Phone: 211
www.win211.org

Apply for federal food aid
www.foodhelp.wa.gov

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step-one

Are You Eligible?

Take the eligibility survey to find out. If you qualify, you will be invited to attend a funding workshop that will help guide you to the appropriate programs.

Take a Short Survey
step-two

Funding Workshop

After you take the eligibility survey you will be prompted to register for a funding workshop. At the workshop, you will find out more about Workforce programs and apply for funding and services.

Workforce Education is located in Building 7 on the Tacoma Campus. For more information call 253-566-5188 or email tccworkforce@tacomacc.edu..