Basic Food and Employment Training (BFET)

The Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) program is a partnership between Everett Community College and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) which offers education and work training opportunities to low income students receiving basic food assistance through DSHS.

On a funds available basis, the BFET program assists basic food-eligible students with childcare referrals to DSHS Working Connections Childcare, books and some emergency support services while attending Everett Community College. Tuition assistance may also be available for students ineligible for federal financial aid. Students must be in an approved program of study, which includes GED, High School Completion, ESL or vocational certificate programs 60 credits or less. List of vocational programs. PDF icon

Students also receive additional resume and job search assistance while completing their program. Students do not have to be a parent to qualify. All students must be receiving food assistance to participate.

To learn how to apply for BFET, please review the BFET Getting Started ChecklistPDF icon Please call 425-388-9279 or email BFET Staff for more information.

Workforce Funding Application
To increase accessibility and streamline our application process, the Workforce Funding Department has created a joint application for all our grant programs. With a single application, you can apply for BFET, Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, and the Opportunity Grant. Our new application is now available online and will automatically upload to your grant program! Download the Workforce Funding Application and instructions. PDF icon

BFET adheres to the Familly Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations. Download the FERPA Policy PDF icon

BFET Funding Deadlines:
Fall quarter 2017 - September 8, 2017
Winter quarter 2018 - December 15, 2017
Spring quarter 2018 - March 16, 2018