The Workforce Education Office can help if you are looking for career training and need financial assistance. If you qualify, you may receive funding for tuition and fees. You may also be eligible for help with textbooks, a student ID card, a parking permit or ORCA transit pass.
Workforce Education may also assist you as a student enrolled in English as Second Language (ESL) classes or if you are completing your GED or high school diploma. Workforce Education staff are here to help you obtain the assistance you need to succeed in school.
Take the Start Next Quarter survey to find out if you are eligible. If you think you're eligible, but can't make it to one of our in-person workshops, you can complete your application with the Online Orientation tool.
Note: If your spouse is receiving unemployment insurance and you are unemployed you may be eligible for funding. Please call Cindy Donohue at (206) 934-6063 for more information. Do not complete the Start Next Quarter survey if this applies to you.
It only takes 5 steps: take the survey, attend a funding workshop, explore careers/program of study, meet with an advisor and register for classes and attend classes. Click on the steps below for details.
Take the 5-minute Start Next Quarter survey to find out if you pre-qualify for funding. If you pre-qualify, you will be prompted to sign-up for a Start Next Quarter Workshop to get enrolled (see Step 2). Those in ESL classes should call (206) 934-3787 to schedule a one-on-one appointment.
You may be eligible for
• You Receive federal Basic Food assistance
Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)
• You are a Parent receiving TANF Cash
• You or your spouse are getting unemployment
• Your business closed down
• You are an unemployed or under-employed
• You are a veteran or have received separation
• You are working in an eligible job and you
• You are working in an eligible job and you don’t
Eligibility criteria (meet ALL of the
• You are a Washington State resident
• With no previous college degree (AA or
• Demonstrated satisfactory academic
• You are studying one of these programs:
- Accounting Business (General Business AAS
- Allied Health AAS
- Early Childhood Education
- Medical Assisting
- Nursing Assistant-Certified
- Nursing Pre-requisites
- Pharmacy Technician
- I-BEST (Accounting, ECE, NAC, Phlebotomy,
• You have a Gross family income below 200%
Opportunity Grant (OG) Scholarship
Complete the application for the Workforce Education programs by attending a Start next Quarter Workshop or by completing an online orientation. The orientation is designed to give you all the information you’ll need to obtain funding and get started in school. At the workshop, you’ll learn about the available funding programs, find out what you qualify for and submit your application. A staff member will meet with you one-on-one during the workshop to review your application.
Unsure of what you would like to study? Start exploring careers and how to get there using the College to Career tool.
Once you know what you want to study you will have to attend an educational planning workshop with an advisor. They will help you map out your education plan and register for your classes. Details about how to do this will be provided during your Start Next Quarter orientation.
Go to classes and start preparing for your new career!
- Telephone: (206) 934-3787
- Fax: (206) 934-0175
- View Office Hours
- Department Office:
- Opportunity Center for Employment & Education, Room 240
- Mailing Address:
- Workforce Education
- North Seattle College
- 9600 College Way North
- Seattle, WA 98103-3599
- OC0240A (OCEE Building, on the second floor.)