Welcome to Workforce Education

You may be eligible for college tuition and education & career planning!

Why Workforce Education (WE)?

Our programs help people get the skills they need through Bellevue College’s professional-technical programs to enter or re-enter the workforce.

  • WE offers high-touch advising and college navigation.
  • WE programs provide “jump start” funding and assistance with applying for additional financial aid.
  • WE advisors coordinate with DSHS and Employment Security to support students with keeping their benefits while in training.

Funding Programs:

  • BFET (Basic Food Employment & Training) – for people receiving federal food assistance from DSHS
  • Opportunity Grant – for people with limited income and limited college credits
  • Worker Retraining – for people who are on unemployment insurance (UI) or exhausted UI; veterans discharged in the past 48 months; active duty military with separation orders; or displaced homemakers due to divorce or death of a spouse in the past 48 months
  • WorkFirst – for parents who are receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

Additional Services:

  • Education and employment resources for King County Housing Authority (Eastside) residents
  • Life Skills classes (for TANF recipients)
  • Employment services for all Workforce Education students (resumes, interviews, job search)


NOTE:  Due to construction, Workforce Education is temporarily located in B231/B232, above Student Central.


Workforce Education Spring Open House. Thursday, March 9, 2017. 10:00am-4:00pm. Location: L100. Door prizes, free refreshments. Are you currently unemployed? Do you receive federal Food Assistance, TANF, or assistance from the Eastside King County Housing Authority? Join us to: learn about free retraining opportunities, meet program faculty, have a resume reviewed, hear from industry experts, and explore community resources.


Updated 02/09/17