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Workforce Development

LWTech offers several federal and state funded programs through our Workforce Development programs that may provide assistance with tuition, books, advising, and individualized support services, depending on qualifications.

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Basic Food, Employment, and Training (BFET)

The Basic Food, Employment, and Training program offers book and supply funding up to $250 per quarter, childcare assistance through Working Connections Childcare (DSHS), and advising to students who are receiving federal Basic Food Assistance (food stamps).

Employment Resource Center

The Employment Resource Center offers job search resources, assistance with job searches, online job postings for students, alumni and community members, and workshops on choosing a career, resume writing, interviewing, and more

Opportunity Grant

The Opportunity Grant program offers 45 credits of tuition and fee assistance, up to $1,000 per year in book assistance, and advising to low-income students pursuing high-wage, high-demand occupations.

Worker Retraining

The Worker Retraining program offers tuition assistance, career counseling, advising, priority class registration, and other benefits to individuals in career transition such as laid off workers, displaced homemakers, vulnerable workers and formerly self-employed individuals. Military veterans, discharged in the last 48 months, and active duty military with separation orders may be eligible for help with the cost of books.


The WorkFirst program offers support to students who are referred from DSHS and are receiving TANF assistance. Benefits may include tuition and book assistance, tutoring, and having a liaison to DSHS.