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Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) is a unique program for students needing basic skills and professional-technical career training. I-BEST students are paired with an Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, or GED instructor, as well as a professional-technical program instructor for twice the support in each classroom.

This integrated approach tailors a student's education and training to the specific needs of the career they've chosen. This increases student success in the career training program and in life. The program is open to adult learners in the Adult Basic Education, General Education Development (GED), or English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

Student's receive hands-on assistance with program intake, enrollment, funding qualification, registration, and orientation. A High School Diploma or GED is not required to enter the program.

I-BEST provides students the support to:

  • Earn a college certificate that prepares them to work in a high-demand career.
  • Increase academic skills while earning college-level credits.
  • Increase their abilities and opportunities for employment in their chosen career field.

I-BEST career programs:

Ann Hayes-Garcia
IBEST Program Information and Enrollment
Fort Steilacoom: Cascade Bldg. Welcome Center
Puyallup: Administration/Gaspard Bldg. A-164