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Students studying in ESL class

Workforce

Our Workforce programs help you get the training and assistance you need to find work or re-enter the workforce. Answer these questions to see what programs might be available to you.

Are you looking for a job? Not sure what career fits best for you? Nervous about that interview?

The Job and Career Connections offices can help you pursue your career, no matter where you are in the process. We offer career exploration tools to help you find the job that's right for you, job boards with opportunities from local employers and resume and interview assistance to prepare you for success.

Are you unemployed, underemployed, a dislocated worker, separated veteran or soon to be?

You may be eligible for our Worker Retraining services to support you while you study for a new career at Pierce College.

Do you receive TANF?

WorkFirst at Pierce College allows students who are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance (TANF) from DSHS to count their school hours as their WorkFirst work activity. You may even qualify for childcare and textbook assistance.

Are you applying for/receiving SNAP (also known as food stamps, Basic Food or EBT)?

The Basic Food, Employment and Training (BFET) program may be able to help you maintain eligibility for SNAP and/or childcare benefits while you are in school.

Could your household income be considered low income?

Opportunity Grant Scholarships help low-income students enrolled in approved career training programs pay for tuition and books.

Do you need help applying for financial aid?

Weekly FAFSA/WASFA workshops are available in-person and online to assist you in filling out your financial aid application.

Do you want more information on any of the programs above?

Fill out the online information request form and a member of our staff will get in touch.