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 the application for federal financial aid resources to sustain their educational plan.
  • WE advisors coordinate with DSHS and Employment Security in order to support students to keep their benefits while in training.

Funding Programs:

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


Updated 6/24/2015