WorkFirst Programs at OC

Jane Blackman
Director of WorkFirst and Special Projects
jblackman@olympic.edu, 360-475-7847

Olympic College Bremerton

Cathy Stinson
Transitions Coordinator for WorkFirst
Advising Center, HSS 205
cstinson@olympic.edu, 360-475-7846 or 7230

Pauline Carlton
Program Coordinator for WorkFirst
pcarlton@olympic.edu, 360-475-7168

Patricia (Pat) Carlin
Program Assistant for WorkFirst
pcarlin@olympic.edu, 360-475-7841

Welding Program-Bremerton

Olympic College Shelton

Rose Ferri
Transitions Coordinator for WorkFirst and Worker Retraining, Shelton
W 937 Alpine Way
rferri@olympic.edu, 360-432-5423


Tuition Assistance may be available to WorkFirst participants to students attending Olympic College, if they are receiving TANF benefits and have been referred for education and training by DSHS or other WorkFirst partner agency. Assistance may be available for any one of the more than twenty Professional-Technical certificate programs offered at Olympic College. Qualified students may be eligible to receive services in educational planning, financial assistance for tuition, fees, and books for vocational and basic skills training. Customized job skills training options are available. WorkFirst Work Study positions are also available on a limited basis as well as referral to Working Connections Childcare for funding assistance with childcare related to school and work activities.

WorkFirst Programs

  • WorkFirst Work Study: Combining work and learning

  • Educational advising related to Professional-Technical programs
    • Medical Office Receptionist
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Welding
    • Workplace Technology Skills
    • Human Services Assistant

List is subject to change.

Last revised 9-22-14 rboothe