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WorkFirst Program

The WorkFirst Program provides financial assistance to WorkFirst participants attending Olympic College while receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits and have been referred for education and training by Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) or other WorkFirst partner agency. Assistance may be available for any of the Professional-Technical Programs (certificates and degrees) 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 Program offers...

  • Financial assistance towards tuition, fees, and books
  • Work-Study: Combining learning and work
  • Educational advising related to Professional-Technical programs
    • Accounting
    • Business Management
    • Business Technology
    • Composites Manufacturing Technology
    • Computer Information System
    • Cosmetology
    • Culinary Arts
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Electronics
    • Engineering Technician
    • Fashion Marketing
    • Homeland Security Emergency Management
    • Human Services / Chemical Dependency
    • Legal Office
    • Manufacturing includes CNC Machining
    • Medical Assisting
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Nursing / Health Care
    • Organizational Leadership Resource Management
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Technical Design
    • Welding

List is subject to change.