Economic Recovery for Washington
To get a good job these days, people need education past high school. The COVID-19
pandemic has made a certificate or degree even more valuable, not less.
At Washington's 34 community and technical colleges, people from all ages and backgrounds
can learn skills to survive this economic crisis and thrive on the other side, with
better jobs than they had before. New high school graduates, laid-off workers, seasoned
employees, future university students — all count on community and technical colleges
to reinvent themselves. As the colleges that serve Washingtonians hardest hit by this
crisis, we are key to creating a stronger and more inclusive economy post-COVID.
The 2021 Field Guide features exceptional work underway at our local community and
technical colleges on behalf of the 273,000 we serve each year. Take a look to learn
more about the life-changing work happening every day across Washington.
Print the 2021 Field Guide
Whether they're 16 or 60, live in an urban or rural area, our students have a place
at Washington's community and technical colleges.