What sets WorkFirst apart from other reform initiatives is a commitment to go beyond simply mandating participants to find work.
WorkFirst has three main goals:
- Reduce poverty by helping people find and keep jobs.
- Sustain independence by helping people keep and improve jobs.
- Protect children and other vulnerable residents by providing for childcare and stopgap funding for emergency situations.
WorkFirst helps participants gain skills necessary for better jobs, higher wages and further advancement. As this goal is achieved, savings from reduced caseloads have been reinvested in targeted supports to help participants be more employable and move up the wage ladder.
WorkFirst Delivery Agreement(WFDA)
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, SBCTC Workforce Education,
eJAS password reset
Please provide your User ID when requesting a password reset.
eJAS technical assistance
Workforce Education Summer Collaboration
Find out how Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, BFET, Opportunity Grant, financial aid, Basic Education for Adults, and Perkins worked together on student and staff success at the 2017 Workforce Education Summer Collaboration.
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