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Basic Food, Employment and Training

The Basic Food, Employment and Training program (BFET) provides access and services to food stamp recipients in Washington state. Services include job search and job search training, education and skills training, and support services to Basic Food recipients not participating in the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

The BFET program, offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is a source of funds for state and local agencies. States administer the process through a designated BFET administrative agency. The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is the designated agency in Washington. All 34 community and technical colleges participate in the BFET program.


Erin Frasier
Policy Associate, Workforce Education

Mat Carlisle
Program Administrator, Workforce Education

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College staff use the electronic Jobs Automated System (eJAS) — pronounced eJazz — to create employment-focused service plans, track work-based learning, document case notes, run reports and more.

Access to eJAS

College representatives must complete and submit the DSHS Non-Disclosure form.

Please submit by email to Kim Wheeler, Assistant to the Director, Workforce Education, or fax to 360-704-4418.

eJAS password reset

Email Kim Wheeler, assistant to the director, SBCTC Workforce Education, or call 360-704-4336.

Please provide your User ID when requesting a password reset.

eJAS technical assistance

For technical assistance other than password resets, please email the DSHS eJAS Help Desk or call them at 360-664-4560.

SBCTC is an equal opportunity provider. Visit the USDA site for complete information or to file a complaint.

Bringing together Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, BFET, Opportunity Grant, financial aid, Basic Education for Adults, and Perkins for student and staff success.

Get involved in conversations with your peers at other colleges. Join the BFET Mailman Mail-List.

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Last Modified: 6/19/17 10:42 AM