Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) pairs English as a second language (ESL)/adult basic education (ABE) instructors with professional-technical instructors in the classroom to provide students with literacy education and workforce skills at the same time. I-BEST challenges the traditional notion that students must first complete all levels of basic education before they can begin workforce training.

Everett Community College offers I-BEST programs in Sustainable Office SkillsNursing Assistant Certified (NAC) and Welding.

Take a look at the I-BEST video about the program , and what students have to say about it.

For more information, call Karen Manley at 425-388-9159.

A Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) evaluation funded by the federal government is being conducted to determine how Everett Community College helps people increase their skills and find jobs.

For more information about EvCC graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program,and other important information, visit our Gainful Employment Data page. Everett Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, or veteran status.