Help Paying Tuition and Educational Costs with Workforce Education

Right now is a great time for students to apply for Workforce Funding for Winter Quarter.

Workforce Education might be able to pay your tuition, books, materials, and transportation costs. Apply now for Winter Quarter!

Workforce Education might be able to pay your tuition, books, materials, and transportation costs. You may be eligible if:

Schedule an appointment to talk about your situation with a grant specialist here

Ready to apply? Complete the Workforce Application by clicking here

Do not complete the Workforce Application if you have already completed it. Instead, email either your grant specialist or your inquiring about your situation. 

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News Links | November 29, 2022

Ten years of bachelor’s degrees at Centralia College
Ask someone who was there when Centralia College began offering four-year degrees 10 years ago and they often remember feeling a little like they were in uncharted territory. The state had only been allowing two-year colleges to offer bachelor’s degree programs for a few years, so they were largely building a program from the ground up. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
Centralia Chronicle, Nov. 25, 2022

Spokane Community College to host Native American Heritage Celebration
Spokane Community College will hold a Native American Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, November 29. … The Center is led by the Native American Student Organization (NASO), whose goal is to bring attention to the Native American culture and create community.
KXLY, Nov. 23, 2022

Seattle Central MESA program connects students with STEM professionals
Last week, Seattle Central College’s Mesa (Math, Engineering, Science and Achievement) Program held its annual Mesa Engineering Night. … “I think it was really interesting to see the collaboration that went into the event,” says Shaun Armour, Director of SCC’s MESA Program.
Seattle Medium, Nov. 23, 2022

Leveraging MentorLinks to develop new STEM programs
While developing a bachelor’s of applied science (BAS) degree in computer science with MentorLinks assistance, the team at South Puget Sound Community College (Washington) is revising its related associate degrees to create more paths for more students to go further faster.
Community College Daily, Nov. 22, 2022

From the college president: New apartments coming in 2023 for Centralia College students
… The new apartments will be available exclusively to Centralia College students, many of whom will be athletes and international students. There will be 112 beds plus an on-site manager and business office.
Centralia Chronicle, Nov. 22, 2022

Growing leaders in agriculture
As a young boy growing up in the Cayman Islands, Jordan Wilson remembers the first time he planted a mango seed. The fascination he felt watching the seed grow was the beginning of a lifelong passion for agriculture that would eventually bring him to Yakima Valley College (YVC).
Community College Daily, Nov. 17, 2022
Opinion: Public institutions aren’t built to compete with each other
Last week, Sara Goldrick-Rab amplified a tweet from Ricky Shabazz that caught my eye. Apparently, the California State University Academic Senate recently passed a resolution imploring the state Legislature to block community colleges from offering bachelor’s degrees.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 28, 2022

Editorial: In Our View: Declining college enrollments a troubling omen
In 2019, the Washington Legislature passed the Workforce Education Investment Act, designed to inject nearly $1 billion into higher education over four years. But even that might not be enough to stem the perfect storm that is swamping American colleges.
The Columbian, Nov. 27, 2022

Media relations 101: Help them help you
… As a leader with an amazing story to tell, few things are more disheartening than a messenger who’s uninterested, unwilling or unavailable to spread the word. So what’s a president to do? Turn that frown upside down and create opportunities for success.
Community College Daily, Nov. 25, 2022

The influence of instructional designers
For many community colleges, instructional design and online faculty support consist of a small team of individuals who wear many hats. These individuals often have different titles from organization to organization, such as learning content designer, instructional technology specialist or course developer.
Community College Daily, Nov. 23, 2022

Can high schoolers save the community college?
… One bright spot was community colleges, which, after a nearly 10 percent enrollment decline during the pandemic, saw a slight increase for the 2021–22 academic year. Many experts attribute that largely to one factor: dual enrollment among high school students grew by 11 percent.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 22, 2022


Campus is closed today, December 2, 2022, at 10:00 am due to inclement weather. The physical campus is closed but all campus services will be available online/remotely. Employees should not report to campus for work but instead work remotely from home.  

Students, please check your course Canvas pages today before class to know if your class will be offered remotely.  

  • All campus services will remain open and offered remotely until 5pm. If you come to campus, there will be signage outside each service area with instructions on how to connect to support.  
  • Access Zoom support HERE for Enrollment Services, Financial Aid assistance and more. 

The Childcare Center is also closed. Safety & Security will be available to assist the 7000 building residents as needed. 

REMINDER: The College will post inclement weather updates to the College website by 5:00 am each day as appropriate


Campus services and classes (both in person and online) will open late today at 10:00 am, December 2, 2022, due to inclement weather. Employees should not report for work until 10:00 am unless designated by the College as required to do so. Should employees be unable to reach campus because of inclement weather conditions, please work with your supervisor to identify remote work or leave options as appropriate.  

Students, please check your course Canvas pages before class to know if your class will be offered remotely. 

The Childcare Center will also have a late start in alignment with the campus at 10:00 am.  Safety & Security will be available to assist the 7000 building residents as needed. 

REMINDER: The College will post inclement weather updates to the College website by 5:00 am each day as appropriate. 



Hello all –I hope your week is going well.  Last week was, of course, brief because of the holiday.  I finished up the interview process for the Planning and Institutional Effectiveness leadership position.  It was a great process, and I will be updating you on the results soon. 

Hope you all had a great time over the week with family and friends.  My wife and I spent the holiday on Whidbey Island.  It was fun!  The weather was mostly good, and we really enjoyed touring around the island.  The food was great, and the people were friendly- a real gem! 

This week I have two great meetings to share with you.  One with State Representative Javier Valdez.  It was great to meet him and to advocate for the state’s legislative priorities which include higher pay for faculty and staff, DEI, workforce, and Distance Education.  He is a real equity champion in the state and I’m looking forward to working with him in the future.  I invited him to come tour campus and he suggested it would be great- so keep an eye out in the spring! 

Finally, I attended Governor Inslee’s Equity Summit: Working Together for Results with Trustee Rebecca Chan.  It was great meeting folks from various public sectors and hearing Washington state leaders’ commitment to DEI work.  I learned some things as well that I hope to include in my own commitment. All of us were given a copy of the book! 

Have a great week all, 


JACK KAHN | PRESIDENT Virtual Office Hours 
Open Office Hours Zoom Link – Meeting ID: 843 6934 7745 – Dial In: (253) 215-8782 

Fall Quarter Updates 

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Foundation Events: 

The Foundation is in the process of reviewing scholarship applications. If you are available to be a reviewer, please contact It is a great way to support our students and insure an equitable distribution of scholarship resources. 

Student volunteers work at sporting events in the region and donate what they would be paid to Athletics scholarships. This fall student volunteers have raised $13,898! 

Human Resources 

Know someone who wants to join our teams? Visit: Job Opportunities at Shoreline Community College 

Events and Updates 

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  • The College saw 2 positive cases of COVID-19 reported between November 23 and November 29. 


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