Find out if you qualify for Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET).

Opportunities for vocational education and career development for low-income students who qualify for, or who receive, basic food benefits.

You may be eligible if:

  • You are enrolled in an ESL, GED, IBEST or professional-technical degree or certificate program
  • You are a US citizen, refugee or immigrant (US resident five years or more)
  • You are not receiving WorkFirst
  • You are receiving, or are eligible to recieve Basic Food Benefits through the federal program
  • You are low income (refer to table)

  Complete the Application

Print and bring your completed application to the Career Center located in the Admission Center.

  Complete la aplicación BFET

Traer su solicitud para el centro de carreras ubicado en el centro de admisión.

  Attend a BFET Information Session

Held on Thursdays, please check the workshop calendar or call us for specific dates.

  Apply for DSHS Food Benefits

Apply through Washington Connection, your link to services and assistance.

  Find healthy and affordable food

Get help with Food Assistance, Nutrition Information and other valuable resources to help make ends meet for you and your family.

Low Income Table

People in Household Gross Monthly Income
1 $1,816
2 $2452
3 $3,090
4 $3,726
5 $4,362
6 $5,000
7 $5,636
8 $6,272
9 $6,910
10 $7,546
Each addl. Add $600

Contact BFET

Make an appointment to meet with a BFET Coordinator through the Entry Center by calling 360.442.2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.

  Career Services in Admissions Center


  Katie Sully, Education Planner


  Steven Boyer, Program Coordinator


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