Workforce 

Our workforce programs help you get the training and assistance you need to find work or re-enter the workforce. See the programs below to find out what might be available to you.

Worker Retraining

The Worker Retraining program provides financial assistance for tuition and books during one quarter of your Professional and Technical pathway at Pierce College. The program is open to unemployed and dislocated workers, as well as veterans seeking to re-enter the workforce. This program is also open to veterans leaving military service, and to self-employed workers who are now unable to work due to an economic downturn.

Eligibility

Worker Retraining may pay tuition and books for the student's first quarter of training in the following Professional/Technical programs at Pierce College:
Professional/Technical Program List

To be eligible, you must currently be receiving Washington state unemployment insurance benefits or have received them within the last 48 months, be about to or have separated from the military within the last 48 months, or meet other eligibility criteria.

Please contact Workforce for an appointment at 253-964-6265.

To check for eligibility, visit the Start Next Quarter website.

WorkFirst

WorkFirst provides assistance to families that are currently receiving WorkFirst- Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance.

Eligibility

WorkFirst may pay tuition and books for the student's first quarter of training in the following Professional/Technical programs at Pierce College:

Professional/Technical Program List

To be eligible, you must currently be receiving TANF cash assistance.

Please contact Workforce for an appointment at 253-964-6265.

To check for eligibility, visit the Start Next Quarter website.

Basic Food, Employment and Training (BFET)

Basic Food, Employment and Training (BFET) assists students in Professional and Technical programs to maintain childcare and food assistance eligibility.

Eligibility

BFET provides referrals for childcare and eligibility for individuals in Professional and Technical programs receiving Supplemental Nutrition Aid Program (SNAP).

BFET eligible professional/technical programs at Pierce College:
Professional/Technical Program List

To check for eligibility, visit the Start Next Quarter website.

Opportunity Grant

Opportunity Grant Scholarships help low-income students enrolled in approved career training programs pay for tuition and books. Awards are a based on financial need. Visit the Opportunity Grant web page for more information.

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