Last Updated: May 6, 2022

Kitsap Education Programs

CORE Services

West Sound Treatment Program
360-876-9430

Helps individuals affected by substance use disorder get back to work and/or school. Services include case management, vocational assessment and navigation, GED testing/enrollment support, employment barrier removal (Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Food Handler’s, etc), computer lab, clothing closet, and transportation assistance for inpatient treatment/detox, and to/from legal obligations, legal-financial obligation guidance advocacy. Call or complete request for services application on website.

Goodwill Job Training and Education Center

4209 Wheaton Way, Bremerton, WA 98310
360-373-3692

Offers free classes in a range of subjects (including ESOL, Computers, High School Completion/GED, and Retail and Customer Service), vocational training programs, and support services including case management and individualized employment support.

Kitsap Adult Center for Education

616 5th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337
360-373-6859

Assists adults improve their reading, writing and math, learn English as a Second Language (ESL) and prepare for the GED exam via one-on-one tutoring and classes.

Olympic College

1600 Chester Ave. Bremerton, WA 98337
360-475-7279

Offers a multitude of services including funding assistance and counseling for students. Meetings for students entering into education from the criminal justice system are held every Friday from 1:30pm-3pm at Bremer Student Center (Room 122) (this information as of Fall 2019).

Pathways to Success

360-337-4806, orientation at local Worksource

Assists eligible young adults, ages 16-24, with academic support, tutoring, college admission, financial aid assistance, and high school completion/GED. Offers employment supports such as job training, skill building, mentoring, and connection to work experience. Call to schedule an intake.

Washington Community and Technical College Re-Entry Navigators

Bates Technical College

1101 S. Yakima Ave. Tacoma, WA 98466

Re-Entry Navigator: 253-680-7244, reentry@batestech.edu

Tacoma Community College

6501 S. 19th St., Bldg 7, Tacoma, WA 98466

Re-Entry Navigator: 253-460-4394, reentry@tacomacc.edu

Pierce Education Programs

Bates Technical College

Multiple Locations

In partnership with CPTS (Community Partnership for Transition Services)

Bates offers two-year associate of applied science degrees, certificates of competency, certificates of training, industry certifications and, in specific programs, prepares students for the achievement of state licensure.

Pierce College

Multiple Locations

Pierce College creates quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world. The college also offers advocacy and resource connections for basic needs, legal support and financial support. Pierce College is one of 16 community colleges selected as an Achieving the Dream Leader College – a national designation awarded to community colleges that have demonstrated results in improving student success and closing achievement gaps.

University of Washington – Tacoma Professional Development Center

253-692-4618

Provide career-enhancing certificate programs that offer access to professional development with a wide-range of day and evening classes meeting on the UW Tacoma campus and at sites around western Washington. Also provide a broad range of high-quality self-paced and synchronous online courses.

Skagit Education Programs

Skagit Valley College

2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon

Skagit Valley College is a public community college in Mount Vernon, Washington. It serves students in Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties in northwest Washington state. SVC grants academic transfer pathways, professional/technical degrees, and certificates.

Programs

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Multiple Locations

Instruction for non-native speakers of English. Classes emphasize beginning to advanced listening, speaking, reading, writing.

LaConner Library

614 Morris Street, LaConner 98257
360-466-3352

The library provides an online resource called inLearning which allows you to access study materials and courses anytime on your phone, computer, or tablet, provided you are a library member. There are over 16,000 expert-led courses for professional development. Upon successful completion of a course, you earn a certificate. To use the library computers for this resource, you must be a library member.

Evergreen Goodwill (formerly Goodwill Industries) – Skagit

242 E College Way, Mount Vernon
360-848-6468

Provides Adult Basic Education (GED), English as Second Language, Customer service training, computer classes, Citizenship prep, case management services. Classes are offered 5 times a year with registration required (GED classes are open throughout the year).

Plazas Comunitarias

LaVenture Middle School, 1200 LaVenture Road, Mount Vernon
360-428-6116

Adult-education courses in Spanish.

Community Action of Skagit County

330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon
360-416-7585

Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), High School Equivalency classes (formerly GED).

East County Resource Center

45770 Main Street, Concrete
360-416-1733

Adult Education

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Places to Find Jobs

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