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Career Launch Enrollment Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES)

For endorsed programs at community and technical colleges

Funding available in 2021-22 academic year (FY22): 125 FTES ($8,000 per FTES)

Part of the Career Connect Washington initiative, Career Launch programs provide students with real-life work experience related to their classroom studies. Students graduate with skills to be competitive in the job market and with a valuable credential beyond a high school diploma.

Career Launch enrollment funding supports new and expanded capacity in Career Launch endorsed programs* in the Washington Community and Technical College System. Our goal is to build capacity for career connected workforce training in high demand occupations. Recognizing the extraordinary expense of starting or expanding Career Launch programs, this funding opportunity supports building capacity so that Career Launch students have access to:

  • training, simulations, and materials that advance high quality workforce programs,
  • supervised paid work-based learning experiences linked to their instructional program,
  • classroom learning aligned with both academic and regional employer standards, and
  • earning a valuable credential beyond a high school diploma or at least forty-five college credits towards a two-year or four-year postsecondary credential.

*Applications will be accepted from programs with Career Launch endorsement applications that are pending review and approval. For programs with pending endorsements, enrollment funding awards are contingent on final endorsement.


Marie Bruin
Director of Workforce Education

Program Administrator, Workforce Education


Important Dates

Milestones Key Dates
Applications available in OGMS September 23, 2021
Application webinar  September 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Q&A closes October 14, 2021
Applications due in OGMS October 21, 2021
Applicants notified of approval status December 2021
Allocations begin Mid December 2021
Mid-Year Program and Fiscal Status Report due to SBCTC April 30, 2022
End of Year Program and Fiscal Report due to SBCTC

July 31, 2022 (and each subsequent year until enrollment target met)

Program Resources and Guidelines

Application Questions and Answers

A Q&A process is being held for this funding, as the application is competitive. Please submit all questions to Becky Wood. This document can be found below. 

You are encouraged to submit questions and ideas for vetting prior to completing your application. Questions will be posted in a Q&A document on the SBCTC website and updated frequently until October 14, 2021, the week before applications are due. 

Career Launch FTES and Equipment Technical Assistance Webinar

A webinar providing information for organizations wishing to apply for this funding occurred on September 30, 2021. All information presented in the webinar can be found in the notes of the PowerPoint slides linked below.

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