Workforce Education staff are working remotely and available to answer your funding questions during North’s campus closure due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Are you currently receiving Workforce Education funding? You can schedule an appointment with your Workforce Education funding Specialist through email, phone or your Starfish account. New to Starfish? Click on the button below for instructions.
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Are you new to Workforce Education? Or has it been over four quarters since you’ve received Workforce Education funding? Please read information below to see if you may qualify for funding and how to apply.

We are here to answer your questions about Workforce Education funding and guide you through our application process. If you’re eligible, we will outline your next steps to get enrolled into that Workforce Education funding program or programs. We will also provide quarterly updates about your funding while you remain enrolled in a Workforce Education funding program.

Workforce Education provides tuition assistance funding for students enrolled in at least one Workforce Education funding program and enrolled in an eligible program of study.

Workforce Education tuition assistance funding programs are listed below; click on the program name for more information including program-specific eligibility requirements. 

Eligible programs of study include both Pre-College (ESL, ABE/GED, High School Completion/HS21+) and over 60 Career Training programs in the fields of Accounting, Business, Early Childhood Education, Electronics, Engineering & Technology, Health & Medical, Information Technology, Real Estate and Watch Technology.

Are you currently enrolled in an eligible program of study, but not receiving Workforce Education funding? Get started by seeing if you qualify for funding; see question below: Do I qualify for Workforce Education funding? Or how do I get started?

Please start by taking the survey at www.startnextquarter.org to see if you prequalify for funding. If you prequalify for funding you will be invited to complete the online Workforce Education Funding Application. See Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our application process.

If it’s been over four quarters since you’ve received funding then you will need to restart the process by taking the survey at www.startnextquarter.org; see question above: Do I qualify for Workforce Education funding? Or how do I get started?

If you’re unsure how long it has been since you received Workforce Education funding, please get in touch with us; see Contact Us for options.

Beyond funding, we are a team of people here to help you be a successful student. Regardless of whether you’re a new student or returning student, we understand the importance of providing college navigation to address needs beyond your funding. We will help you create a plan of the classes you’ll take to graduate, complete your FAFSA or WASFA, connect you to campus and community resources, provide you with a wide range of career services and more! See Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the resources that we offer.

Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions. Still have questions? See Contact Us for options to get your questions answered or use the Workforce Education Contact Form to submit a question.

More information about retraining options and funding here. See question above: Do I qualify for Workforce Education funding? Or how do I get started?

Telephone: (206) 934-3787
Fax: (206) 934-0175

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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.)