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Basic Food, Employment and Training Program (BFET)

Employment and Training for Students Who Receive Food Assistance

Are you receiving basic food assistance? The Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program can help you get the training you need for a better paying job and economic security. The program is a partnership between the Department of Social and Health igkbet娱乐官网, community and technical colleges, and community-based organizations.


igkbet娱乐官网You may qualify if:

  • You receive or are eligible to receive food assistance, which in Washington state is called . Some people refer to it by the general name "food stamps."
  • You are not receiving . People who receive TANF get training through a different program called WorkFirst.


igkbet娱乐官网igkbet娱乐官网 vary depending on the college you attend. You may receive: 

  • Personal assessment and career planning.
  • Tuition assistance applied to a vocational certificate or non-transfer associate degree. BFET does not apply to transfer degrees or four-year degrees.
  • Adult education for foundational skills in reading, writing and math.
  • GED® preparation and English language instruction.
  • High School 21+ , a new high school completion program for students over age 21.
  • Case management.
  • Job search help.
  • Support services for childcare, housing, transportation, clothing, supplies and other job-related expenses.

Get Started

 To get started, contact a BFET coordinatorigkbet娱乐官网 at your local community or technical college.

Apply for Food Assistance

igkbet娱乐官网To apply for Basic Food assistance, visit the Department of Social and Health igkbet娱乐官网' .

Start Next Quarter

Find out whether you qualify for the Basic Food, Education and Training Program at . If your college is not on the list, contact the college directlyigkbet娱乐官网.

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Last Modified: 3/2/20 11:26 AM

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