Contact us
Our Worker Retraining coordinators can help you prepare for your next job.

at Central

at North
Workforce Education Specialist

at South
Keith Marler

at SVI

Train for a High-Demand Job

All four of the Seattle College campuses offer Worker Retraining programs to provide retraining opportunities for laid off, unemployed and dislocated workers in the State of Washington. A “dislocated worker” is defined as an individual unlikely to return to employment in his/her principal occupation or previous industry because of diminishing demand for the skills, occupation or industry.

Information Sessions
Each of our campuses offers weekly Orientation Sessions about the Worker Retraining Program. Please contact the college of your choice through the listed campus coordinators.

How We Can Help You
The coordinators on each campus can help you with
  • funds for tuition, books, transportation and child care
  • individual career planning
  • job search workshops and personal help

You may be eligible for Worker Retraining if you
  • are receiving Washington State unemployment benefits
  • have exhausted Washington State unemployment benefits within the last 24 months
  • have received a WARN letter
  • have been working in the home, experience a significant loss of income and need to re-enter the workforce
  • are an unemployed or under-employed displaced homemaker
  • have had to close your business due to economic downturn
  • are working in a not-in-demand job (along with other criteria)
  • are a disaster impact worker
  • are a recently separated veteran (24 months) with an honorable discharge

The Seattle Colleges are state-supported public institutions accredited by
the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities*, an institutional accrediting body
recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of
Education. Each college is accredited individually; Seattle Vocational Institute is accredited
jointly with Seattle Central.
* Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052