“We chose to use Whatcom Community College as our primary contract training provider because Whatcom is able to provide a very high caliber of training and education, tailored to our needs, for a very reasonable price. The instructors from Whatcom are extremely knowledgeable, but they maintain an accessible format that is appropriate for the wide variety of people we have on staff. Additionally, the instructors have been very flexible, which is key when scheduling classes for people who provide care around-the-clock. But, the real advantage is in the results! The classes were so popular, successful, and results-oriented last year that we have decided to repeat them this year in order to reach more of our staff members.”

Tonja Myers, Administrator
St. Francis Extended Health Care


PARTNERS
AWB Institute
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Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Washington's thirty-four community & technical colleges can help your business get the employee training it needs to be competitive. Programs are available to help you cover the costs of employee training when you partner with a community or technical college.   Funding Options Brochure Download
TAX CREDIT & DEFERRED PAYMENT
Customized Training Program (CTP)
Engage in customized training with a college, add new jobs in Washington, and get a state Business & Occupation (B&O) tax credit equal to 50% of the training cost as you repay the cost of training.
Your business is eligible for the Customized Training Program if it is:
•  A Washington State B & O taxpayer that is
    - Providing employment opportunities in Washington
    - Able to contract with community or technical college for
    - Short-term, customized skill training.
Click here for full details on the Customized Training Program.
Contact a college near you to discuss your needs and eligibility. Or for information about the program or technical assistance, please contact Kathy Goebel.
GRANT MONEY
Job Skills Program (JSP)
Apply with a community or technical college for grant-funded training to help your business remain competitive. Funds are awarded through a competitive application process. JSP dollars pay half the cost of the training project and the business provides cash or in-kind match to cover the other half.  
Your business is eligible to apply for the Job Skills Program if:
•  You are a Washington employer
    - Your business is in need of assistance for employee training for the purpose of
       remaining competitive
in the marketplace
    - Your employees need skill training to ensure or improve their employability
    - You can provide dollar-for-dollar match of all grant funds
    - You can engage in short term customized skill training with a community or technical college.
Click here for full details on the Job Skills Program.
Contact a college near you to discuss your needs and eligibility. For technical assistance or information about the program, please contact Kathy Goebel.  
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