Strengthening Washington's Economy
To get a good job these days, people need education past high school. As Washington
state continues to grapple with COVID-19 and its effect on the economy, a certificate
or degree is even more valuable.
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 learn, grow, and challenge themselves. As the colleges that serve Washingtonians
hardest hit by this crisis, we are key to creating a stronger and more inclusive economy
The 2022 Field Guide features exceptional work underway at our local community and
technical colleges on behalf of the 278,000 we serve each year. Take a look to learn
more about the life-changing work happening every day across Washington.
Print the 2022 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.