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Helping students reach their educational goals through resource assistance, barrier removal, educational planning, and access to career services.

Through referral from the Department of Social and Health Services, the WorkFirst program supports parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). WorkFirst provides low-income families with stability and a path toward self-sufficiency. Participants receive additional guidance and aid while they are attending a vocational or basic skills program.


Washington State requires all parents receiving WorkFirst to participate in a work-like activity to receive their cash grant.

  Complete the Application

  • Print and bring your completed application to the WorkFirst office located in the Admissions Center.

  Complete la aplicación

  • Traer su solicitud para el centro de carreras ubicado en el centro de admisión.

Eligible Programs


as funding allows

College admission and testing expense vouchers.

WorkFirst Financial Aid for students who are ineligible for federal financial aid funding consisting of tuition, fees, and books.

High School Equivalency exam class and testing fees.

Program required expenses such as background checks, First Aid/CPR testing, and state testing and certification fees for employment.

Educational planning.

WorkFirst Work Study opportunities (paid employment).

Attendance and participation tracking for DSHS.


Contact the WorkFirst Program

Schedule an appointment to discuss WorkFirst by calling the front desk at (360) 442-2540. Office hours M-F 8 am - 5 pm. Campus closed on Fridays during summer session (July/Aug.)

  WorkFirst Front Desk

   (360) 442-2540

  Stefanee Bunn, Program Manager

   (360) 442-2541

  Shannon Wachob, Transition Specialist

  (360) 442-2543

  Julie Bohannon, Program Coordinator

  (360) 442-2545

  Cherene Crowson, Program Coordinator

  (360) 442-2542

  Rheannon Van Cleef, WorkFirst Liaison, Transitional Studies

   (360) 442-2581

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