Yes! I-BEST improves retention and student success. According to the SBCTC, I-BEST students are more likely to make point gains on basic skills tests. They're also more likely to complete a vocational certificate and persist into the second year of college-level study.
Wondering if I-BEST is for you?
Almost 3,000 students throughout Washington's 34 community and technical colleges were served by the I-BEST Program in 2009! And the numbers are only growing. Need job skills training? Don't have a GED or High School Diploma? Need to improve your English reading and writing skills? Then you might be a good fit for I-BEST. To learn about available I-BEST career pathways at Green River Community College, contact Cynthia Gaede in the Language, Academic Skills and Wellness Office at 253-833-9111 ext. 2317.
Funding Tip! All four Workforce Education funding streams - Worker Retraining, Opportunity Grant, BFET, and WorkFirst - support I-BEST at GRCC.