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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

Kim Wheeler
Administrative Assistant, Workforce Education

Workforce Education Structure

Meets the needs of employers and related partners across industries

Support colleges as they deliver career and sector-based educational opportunities to students.

Assist colleges as they provide experiential learning opportunities.

Provide overarching program support to strengthen business, industry and colleges.

A community of programs that increase access to education for economically disadvantaged youths and adults.

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