Workforce Services Program Overview

Seattle Central offers a variety of career–focused Professional/Technical programs that help you get the training you need for the career you want. If you are enrolled or interested in enrolling in one of these programs, you may be eligible for funding and resources to help meet your career goals.

Our Workforce Services programs provide required tuition, fees, books and transportation. Academic planning, job placement assistance and emergency financial assistance is also available to qualifying students.

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Our Workforce Education programs include:

  • Basic Food Employment & Training Program (BFET): Available to students receiving federally issued Basic Food Benefits.
  • WorkFirst program: Available to students receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Worker Retraining program: Available to students who receive or have exhausted unemployment benefits, are "displaced homemakers," veterans, or formerly self employed.
  • Opportunity Grant: Available to low–income adults pursuing an approved program. Students may receive funds to cover tuition and mandatory fees up to 45 credits and up to $1,000 for books and supplies per academic year.

To find out if you qualify for funding, take a brief survey and sign up for a workshop at For questions and concerns please contact our Workforce Services office at or 206.934.3854. Learn more about other ways to pay for college.

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