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Workforce Education

Linking Business to Education

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Workforce Education department adds to the state's economic vitality and helps build regional and statewide partnerships between two-year colleges and companies, labor organizations and industry associations.  

Our Mission

  • Support community and technical colleges with tools colleges need to give access to all Washington state residents to get family wage jobs and adapt to a changing economy.
  • Build partnerships with Washington state business and labor to build a world-class education and training system that makes every region of our state competitive in the world economy.
  • Create a system for students to purse lifelong learning and career upgrades as they seamlessly connect learning in high school, basic skills programs and on-the-job experience to college professional-technical programs.


Nancy Dick
Director, Workforce Education

Workforce 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.

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

Industry-specific training, continuing education, Centers of Excellence, training programs, grants and tax credits at community and technical colleges at the AWB and SBCTC joint website:

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