Basic Food Employment & Training

 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Washington State Basic Food Employment and Training (BFE&T or BFET) program provides career planning, self-directed job search, educational services, and skills training to Basic Food (SNAP) recipients who are not participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) WorkFirst work program.

ELIGIBILITY

You may qualify to receive free vocational training and support services through BFET if:

Visit Basic Food at DSHS for more information about receiving food benefits.

Visit Washington Connection to review more services available to you and your family.

QUALIFYING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Whatcom Community College offers Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency/GED® and professional/technical degrees and certificates within the BFET program.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)    
High School Equivalency/GED®    
Professional/Technical Education    
I-Best    

 

POTENTIAL PROGRAM BENEFITS

Enroll in BFET to meet DSHS program work requirements for students receiving Basic Food Assistance.

Receive a childcare subsidy through Working Connections Childcare.

Receive additional support on campus with academic advising, connection to community resources and career planning.

Possible tuition assistance and other scholarships (requires additional application).


ENROLL

Contact the BFET Coordinator to review your academic plan and BFET program eligibility.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Monique Stefens

BFET Coordinator/Education Planner

Whatcom Community College

mstefens@whatcom.ctc.edu

(360) 383-3183