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Tacoma Community College » Areas of Study » Career Training » Workforce Education Funding

Workforce Education Funding

We can help you start or restart your career by providing funding and resources for TCC's Career Training Programs!

Click here to find out if you may quailfy and sign up for a Workforce Funding Workshop

Do you need

Do you meet the following income guidelines?

Household sizeMonthly Income
Add $693 per additional family member


Are you or have you collected Unemployment Benefits,TANF or Basic Food Assistance?

You may qualify for help with books, tuition and other additional supports while attending TCC.

Want to know if you qualify? - Apply and start next quarter!

Take short survey to see if you qualify

Funding workshops provide information on all Workforce programs, take you through the application process and give you the opportunity to talk directly to a Workforce Navigator.

What are the four Workforce Education Programs?

Workforce programs are designed to help connect you with your career path and support you all the way through completion and employment. Each funding program has different criteria but TCC has one application to help students connect to the program(s) best designed to provide the most support.

Worker Retraining

You may be eligible for Worker Retraining, if you are a Washington resident and you meet one of the following criteria in the past four years:

•      Collecting or has collected unemployment benefits from the state of Washington 

•      Eligible Veteran

OR you are a

•      Displaced Homemaker – divorced, separated or widowed

•      Formerly Self Employed in state-licensed business

•      Worker at Risk of Unemployment

Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET)

You may be eligible for BFET if you qualify for Basic Food Assistance through Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). In addition, BFET eligible students may receive assistance with support services such as child care and transportation. 

If you meet the above income guidelines you may be eligible for Basic Food Assistance. Go to  to apply.


You may be eligible if you are receiving Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) through Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Education and Training is an approved WorkFirst activity.

Opportunity Grant

You may be eligible if you are a Washington state resident, meet the above income criteria and are pursuing an approved career training program.

Think you might qualify for one or more of these programs ?

Sign up for a Workforce Funding Workshop today! 

Workforce Education is located in Building 7 on the Tacoma Campus. For more information call 253-566-5188 or email

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