Opportunity Center for Employment and Education
OCE&E Educational Services

Educational services at OCE&E provide assistance with basic skills (ABE/GED/ESL) or job training to enter or reenter the work force in high-demand professions.

Hours: Open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm (staffed 10:00am – 3:00pm)

1st floor front desk check-in NOT required

  • Seven computers available for the following uses:
  • • College and career exploration
  • • Funding for education and applying for WA Connection benefits
  • • On-line banking and looking up veteran’s benefits
  • • Looking for places to live
  • • Accessing community resources like 211 (for example)

Links to Educational Services

North Seattle College, Workforce Education:
https://northseattle.edu/workforce-education

North Seattle College, Career Services:
northseattle.edu/career-services

Shoreline Community College, Workforce Education:
http://new.shoreline.edu/workforce/

Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET): 
northseattle.edu/basic-food-employment-training-program

Provides educational services, skills training, and other employment opportunities to Basic Food (SNAP) recipients who are not participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) WorkFirst work program.

CARES of Washington/BFET:
northseattle.edu/ocee-employment-services/cares-washington

Services and programs to help individuals with disabilities and those experiencing distress from low income find and sustain employment and develop life skills.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Program:
 http://www.shoreline.edu/cncmachinist/default.aspx

An intensive program designed to prepare qualified individuals with the skills for production and machining of industry parts.

North Seattle College Embedded Career Services:
northseattle.edu/career-services

Offering a multitude of resources for the journey from student to professional.

Open Doors Youth Re-Engagement:
http://www.k12.wa.us/GATE/SupportingStudents/StudentRetrieval

A dropout reengagement system that provides education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who have dropped out of school or are not expected to graduate from high school by the age of 21.

Opportunity Grant Program:
northseattle.edu/workforce-education/opportunity-grant

The Opportunity Grant helps low-income adults train for high-wage, high-demand careers. These careers provide a beginning wage of $13 per hour ($15 per hour in King County).

Seattle Education Access:
http://www.seattleeducationaccess.org/

Provides higher education advocacy and opportunity to young people struggling to overcome poverty and adversity throughout King County.

Training, Rehabilitation, Assessment, Consultation Associates (TRAC) – Healthcare Training Programs:
http://tracassoc.com/

Provides vocational training, job retention, career advancement and outplacement.

Worker Retraining:
northseattle.edu/workforce-education/worker-retraining

Training available to unemployed workers who need to change careers in order to re-enter the workforce.

WorkFirst & LEP Program:
northseattle.edu/workforce-education/workfirst-program

Serving limited English speaking immigrants and refugees gain economic self-sufficiency through job training, job search, ESL, Work Supports and other social services. 

  • Contacts:
  • General Information Line
  • (206) 934-6199
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  • Location:
  • OC0123 (OCEE building, on the first floor.)