Workforce Education

Basic Food Employment Training

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The Basic Food Employment & Training program (BFET) is a partnership between Green River College and the Department of Social Health Services (DSHS) to provide funding assistance for education and support services.

The BFET program assists qualifying students with tuition, fees and books for BFET approved vocational education programs, GED®, ESL and High School completion. In addition, BFET eligible students might be eligible for a childcare subsidy through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

Apply for admissions online.


Funding Workshop for New Students

To apply for BFET funding, sign up to attend a Go 2 College Free Workshop:

Food Stamps

There are two ways to apply for food stamps:

  1. Apply online
  2. or by phone: 1-877-501-2233 


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Contact Us

If you need assistance please call (253) 833-9111 ext. 2211.

Shobha Raman
Project Manager
(253) 333-4958

Marsha Medgard
Program Coordinator
(253) 833-9111, ext. 2298

We are located on the Main Campus in the Cedar Hall building (CH-303). Look for CH on the campus map.

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092

Community Resources for BFET

Community Resources Online (CRO) is the most comprehensive data base of health and human services. With more than 6,000 service listings, it is a very effective way to find assistance. For resources like transportation, health clinics, legal help, rent or utilities assistance, food banks, emergency shelters and much more call 2-1-1 to speak to a referral specialist or go to

Contact some of our community resource partners for assistance with transportation, job search and training.

Go to Neighborhood House for more information.