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WorkFirst Advising

 Advising appointments must be completed before the beginning of EVERY Quarter to update your IRP (Individual Responsibility Plan). New to WorkFirst & Highline?  Attend Mandatory WorkFirst Orientation before Appointments can be made by calling the Women's Programs/WorkFirst Services: 206 592-3340.

Persons In Transition that are not receiving TANF are welcome to make an hour advising appointment!

Summer Quarter starts: Monday: 06/26/2017, please follow up with Women's Programs & Workfirst Services for your updates of your educational plan for every Quarter.  GED and ESL students start on 06/27/2017. 

--Please check in 15 minutes prior to your appointment

At your WorkFirst Advising Appointment you will complete the following:

  • Class scheduling/Review

  • Book Account set up with date for access

  • Participation planning for IRP (35-40 hrs.)

  • Communication to DSHS case worker with plan for approval & Education and Training updates

  • Learn how to track your class and supervised study time to stay in compliance with DSHS per your signed IRP

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for WorkFirst funding if you are a parent currently receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits from DSHS.

What is tuition assistance?

WorkFirst funding assists with tuition costs and helps pay for required textbooks.

Funding is available to students who want to gain the skills needed to obtain a career or to upgrade their skills to enhance their employability, to gain higher wages and/or to develop a career path for "wage progression."  Focus for retraining is Workfirst approved for 1 year or less for non-transfer programs: Professional Technical.

EXAMPLES of WorkFirst funded training are:

GED Prep and High School Completion, ESL, ABE

Extended Learning Classes, Click here for examples:

Flagger, NAC, Real Estate, ACHIEVE-for students with low basic skills and learning disabilities

Professional Technical Programs, Click here for most updated list of certificates:

Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeping, C++Programming, CAD/Technology, Customer Service Specialist, Data Recovery/Forensic Specialist, Early Childhood, Human Services, Youth Development Specialist, Catering and Event Planning, International Business and Trade, Professional Coding, Personal Fitness Trainer, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Web/Database Developer, Urban Agriculture...

 I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education Skills Training), Click here for examples:

Customer Service, Early Childhood Education, Family Home, School Age Childcare, Intro Business Technology