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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 Vision

The 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



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.

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.

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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Last Modified: 11/8/17 3:29 PM

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