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Workforce Development

Strengthening our community by linking education and employment
to create a skilled 21st century workforce.


OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30am-5pm

Olympic College Bremerton
1530 Ohio, 4th floor
College Service Center
360.475-7555

Olympic College Shelton
W 937 Alpine Way
360.432.5400





    Administrative Staff

    Bremerton and Shelton


    • Amy Hatfield
      Dean for Workforce Development and Basic Studies
      360.475.7264

    • Teresa McDermott
      Director of Shelton Campus and Career Centers 
      360.475.7480 Bremerton campus
      360.432.5404 Shelton campus



    Workforce Development Program Staff

    (For Basic Studies Staff visit the Basic Studies Home Page)


    Air Washington


    BFET (Basic Food Employment & Training)

    The BFET program is a partnership between Olympic College and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) which offers educational and workforce training opportunities to students receiving Basic Food Assistance (food stamps).


    Career Centers (Student Employment)

    The Career Centers at OC Bremerton and OC Shelton provide easy access to a wide range of pre-employment services that assist students in developing self-directed job search skills.

    • Teresa McDermott
      Director of Shelton Campus and Career Centers
      360.475.7480 Bremerton campus
      360.432.5404 Shelton campus

    • Roberta Gillis
      Program Coordinator 
      360.475.7485 Bremerton campus


    Continuing Education and Customized Training

    • Dr. Sam Powers
      Director, Continuing Education and Customized Training
      360.475.7786


    Cooperative Education and Internship Program

    This is a work-based learning program in which students earn college credit for their work experience by setting and attaining specific learning objectives. If you want to learn more about enrolling or if you'd like to hire a cooperative education or intern student, please contact:

    • Teresa McDermott
      Director of Shelton Campus and Career Centers
      360.475.7480 Bremerton campus
      360.432.5404 Shelton campus
       
    • Roberta Gillis
      Program Coordinator 
      360.475.7485 Bremerton campus


    Professional-Technical Degrees and Certificates

    Many courses of study are available. Do you need more focused skills to change careers or advance in your career?

    • Amy Hatfield
      Dean for Workforce Development and Basic Studies
      and Chief Professional-Technical Administrator
      360.475.7264

    • Steve Quinn
      Advisor for Professional-Technical Programs,
      Bremerton and Poulsbo

      360.475.7230

    • Rose Ferri
      Educational Advisor for Worker Retraining and WorkFirst,
      Shelton Campus

      360.432.5423

    • Sharon James
      Program Coordinator for Professional-Technical Advisory Committees
      360.475.7555


    Tech Prep Dual Credit / West Sound Education Consortium

    Tech Prep Dual Credit is a program which links high school professional/technical courses with the community college. The goal is to map a seamless path for students interested in professional/technical areas of study. Money and time are saved for eligible students!

    • Jim Funaro
      Director, Poulsbo Campus and Coordinator, Tech Prep 
      360.394.2706 or Toll Free 1.800.259.6718 ext.2706

    • Brenda Hale
      Program Assistant, Tech Prep/Perkins
      360.475.7353 or Toll Free 1.800.259.6718 ext.7353
      Fax: 360.475.6811 


    Worker Retraining

    Worker Retraining provides Professional-Technical career and academic planning, financial aid, and other services to qualified individuals who have received or been eligible to receive Washington State unemployment insurance benefits within the last 24 months. Displaced homemakers and self-employed individuals may also qualify for funding through this program.

    • Cindy Wyman
      Director, Program Development and Worker Retraining
      360.475.7849
       
    • Rose Ferri
      Educational Advisor for Worker Retraining and WorkFirst
      Shelton Campus
      360.432.5423
       
    • Miste Damrill-Leib
      Educational Advisor for Worker Retraining
      Bremerton and Poulsbo
      360.475.7230


    WorkFirst

    WorkFirst provides tuition assistance to qualified individuals. The program provides financial aid for wage and skill progression training. This assistance can be applied to any one of more than twenty professional/technical programs offered at Olympic College or to customized job skills training. WorkFirst Work Study and adult basic skills are other potential options. 

    • Cathy Stinson
      Educational Advisor for WorkFirst
      Bremerton and Poulsbo  

      360.475.7846 or 360.475.7230
    • Rose Ferri
      Educational Advisor for WorkFirst and Worker Retraining
      Shelton Campus
      360.432.5423

     


    Workforce Development and Basic Studies
    Program Staff, Shelton Campus


    • Teresa McDermott
      Director of Shelton Campus and Career Centers
      360.475.7480 Bremerton campus
      360.432.5404 Shelton campus
    • Rose Ferri
      Educational Advisor for Worker Retraining and WorkFirst,
      Shelton Campus
      360.432.5423
    • Donna Pedersen
      Program Coordinator for Basic Studies and WorkFirst,
      Shelton Campus
      360.475.5400




    updated 7/21/14 rboothe