Workforce Education Programs

Basic Food Employment Training (BFET)

BFET funds 100% of tuition, books, fees, and required supplies for adults who live in the state of Washington, receive food stamps, and who do not anticipate having their food stamp case closed prior to the start of the academic quarter.

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Opportunity Grant

Opportunity Grant funds tuition, fees, and up to $1000 for books (for full time students attending 45 credits or more within the academic year) for low-income students in specific, state-approved career paths. Opportunity Grant is also available for undecided students who begin their studies in one of the approved paths.

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The WorkFirst program funds 100% of tuition, books, and fees for TANF parents who are currently receiving a cash grant from the Division of Social and Human Services (DSHS). To participate in the program, all parents must have approval from a DSHS caseworker.

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Worker Retraining

Worker Retraining funds at Green River are allocated on a quarterly basis to assist with educational expenses. Eligible students must be enrolled in an approved training program to quality for financial assistance.

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Career and Technical Education

All of our funding programs support students pursuing credits in one of the college's professional and technical programs. While many of these credits can later be applied to a two-year degree for students who choose that goal, our funding only supports students who pursuing career and technical education studies.

See our list of approved Career and Technical Education.


Contact Workforce Education

Phone: 253-931-6550

WorkForce Education is located on Green River College's main campus in Auburn in SA-270

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday

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