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Workforce Education

Our Vision

The SBCTC Workforce Education team is a pivotal partner in elevating Washington's community and technical colleges as national leaders in workforce education.

Our Mission

The Workforce Education staff are proactive leaders and innovators, providing thought-partnership, advocacy and resources in service to the workforce education field.

We do this by providing meaningful products and services for and with our partners to:

  • Build colleges' capacity to be economic engines
  • Foster student success
  • Provide supports for high quality instructional content and strategies in professional-technical programs
  • Create connections along the educational and employment pipeline
  • Ensure adults have access to workforce training opportunities to progress in their career path

Resulting in an innovative, skilled and educated workforce.

Our Values

The Workforce Education Team is committed to:

  • Inclusion/equity
  • Exceptional service
  • Building relationships
  • Scholarship and innovation


Marie Bruin
Director, Workforce Education

Workforce Education Programs and Services

Professional-Technical Programs

Training for 21st Century Jobs

SBCTC works closely with the Association of Washington Business (AWB) to provide employers and the business community with tools and resources to build a strong workforce.

Employer Training Grants, Loans, Support

Community and technical colleges play a key role in the state's economic development with resources and incentives for businesses to partner with colleges build strong regional economies.

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