"Workforce Education at Green River was VERY instrumental in allowing me to go back to school, and I'm grateful for all the assistance I received and continue to receive." - Genie L, Green River Student

"Make sure you talk to Workforce Education...They can help in many ways to make things go smoothly and make sense." - Chris S, Green River Student

"Workforce Education...will embrace you and lend a helping hand with open hearts." Elsie Q, Green River Student

"Workforce Education has been there for me since day one!" - Jenny S, Green River student

Jan 11, 2011

Spring Quarter Funding

While we're only a week and a half into the Winter Quarter, Workforce Education has already set its sights on the upcoming Spring Quarter, which begins on March 28th, 2011.  Spring - it is a season of warmer temperatures and new life.  It is also a season of new opportunities, especially for students who would like to enroll in a training program and apply for Spring Quarter funding.

For those new to Green River Community College, let's briefly recap what we do.  Workforce Education administers four funding programs which help qualifying students pay for school.  Our funding programs include Worker Retraining, Opportunity Grant, Basic Food Employment & Training, and WorkFirst.  Most of our programs pay 100% of tuition and fees and some even provide money for books.  For the most part, we support students who want to earn a professional technical - i.e. job training - degree or certificate at the college, but in some cases we can assist students who want to earn a GED, High School Diploma, or who want to take Continuing Education classes that enhance employment. 

All four of our programs have available funding for new students looking to register for the Spring Quarter.

To apply, visit  go2collegefree.com on January 24th to take a brief eligibility survey and to sign up for a Go 2 College Free funding workshop.  If you don't have internet access at home, you can also call the Workforce Education front desk on this date at 253-833-9111 ext 2211 and a representative will administer the survey and sign you up for a funding workshop over the phone.  Claim your seat on January 24th! 

In the meantime, you can swing by our main office in SMT 229 if you have additional questions or even peruse this blog, which addresses a variety topics ranging from money for school to career development to the community college experience.