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The WorkFirst program at South Seattle College assists recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance from Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) who need training in order to enter the workforce.

WorkFirst funding typically covers career training such as Short–Term Training, Associate of Applied Science (AAS), as well as GED or High School completion programs. WorkFirst participants are referred by DSHS, and your DSHS case manager will need to approve your program of study. If you qualify, you may also receive funding for your tuition and textbooks.

View Current Short-Term Training Programs 

View Current Professional & Technical Education Programs

WorkFirst Services Include:

  • Tuition assistance
  • WorkFirst Work Study (Paid work experience — on or off campus. See advisor for details.)
  • Educational planning and advising