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Workforce Training and WIOA Eligible Training Programs


Workforce training programs generally prepare people for direct entry into a specific occupation through short-term training. People returning to the workforce or transitioning from one occupation to another due to changes in their employment may participate in Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs, which provide short-term or degree program training for eligible individuals.

Dislocated workers and low-income or unemployed adults may receive workforce-training services including occupational training through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Economically disadvantaged youth (ages 14-21) with barriers to employment may also be eligible for occupational skills training through WIA assistance.

Occupational training for eligible WIA participants is available through WIA providers such as private career schools, community colleges, and some four-year colleges. To determine if you are eligible for WIA assistance, stop by a Washington WorkSource Center. Visit: https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/StaticContent.aspx?Context=WSDirectorySeeker (external link) to find a WorkSource Center location near you.

See schools that offer this program.


East Side Area

Big Bend Community College

Bluestone Academy

Central Washington University

Central Washington University - Moses Lake

Central Washington University - Wenatchee

Charter College--East Wenatchee

Dermatech Permanent Cosmetics, LLC

Institute of Structural Medicine

OK CDL Training, LLC

Operating Engineers Regional Training Program

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla Community College (Clarkston)

Washington State University - Pullman

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee Valley College (Omak Campus)

King-Snohomish Area

A Professional Gaming Institute

ABC Bartending School

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Aesthetics Northwest Institute

Ananda Massage Training

Antioch University

Arlington School of Massage

Bastyr University

Bellevue College

Bellevue Massage School Center for Healing Arts

Blossom Nursing Assistant Training School

Cascadia College

Central Washington University - Des Moines

Central Washington University - Lynnwood

Check Ride Drivers Training Services

City University of Seattle

CODE Fellows

Columbia College - Naval Station Everett/Marysville

Construction Industry Training Council (CITC)

Crawford Nautical School

Dental Assistant Training Center

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Divers Institute of Technology

DT&T NA Training School

Edmonds Community College

Edmonds Community College (Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center)

Euro Institute of Skin Care

Everett Community College

Evergreen Beauty College

Gene Juarez Academy

Golden Gate University - Seattle

Green River College

Health Professionals Institute

Highline College

HVAC Training School

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS)

Maser's Academy of Fine Grooming

MEDPREP Vocational Training Center

Montessori Institute for Teacher Education at Spring Valley


National Personal Training Institute

North Seattle College

Northeastern University - Seattle

Northshore Dental Assisting Academy

Northwest School of Animal Massage

Northwest University

Pacific Northwest Ironworkers Apprenticeship Committee - Tukwila

Pilates Seattle International

Pima Medical Institute-Renton

Pima Medical Institute-Seattle

Regal Air

Reiki Training Program, The

Renton Technical College

Seattle Area Pipe Trades Education Center

Seattle Central College

Seattle Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Reflexology

Seattle University

Shoreline Community College

South Seattle College

Spectrum Center School of Massage

Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology

TLG Learning

University of Washington - Bothell

University of Washington - Bothell (Eastside Leadership Center)

University of Washington - Bothell (Everett)

University of Washington - Seattle

Vuu's Beauty School

Washington Cement Masons and Plasterers Apprenticeship

Washington State University - Pullman (Everett)

Western Washington Masonry Trades Apprenticeship Committee

Western Washington Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

Kitsap Area

Brandman University - Bangor

Brandman University - Whidbey Island

Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust Fund

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Olympic College

West Sound Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

Spokane Area

Carrington College

Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University (Spokane Campus)

Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design

Gonzaga University

Horizon Medical Institute

Inland Empire Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry Apprenticeship Training Committee

Inland Massage Institute

Inland Northwest AGC Apprenticeship Programs

L & T Truck Driver Training

NE WA-N ID Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Training Program

Northwest HVAC/R Association and Training Center

OXARC School of Welding

Pacific Northwest Ironworkers Apprenticeship Committee - Spokane

Park University - Fairchild AFB

Paul Mitchell The School - Spokane

Spokane Community College

Spokane Falls Community College

Washington State University Health Sciences - Spokane

Wellness Education Center

Western States Operating Engineers Institute of Training

Statewide and Distance Learning

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

WGU Washington

Tacoma Area

Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics

Bartending Academy of Tacoma

Bates Technical College

Bates Technical College (Central/Mohler Campus)

Bates Technical College (South Campus)

Brandman University - Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Fort Lewis Campus)

Brandman University - Joint Base Lewis-McChord (McChord Campus)

Central Washington University - Pierce County

Charter College--Fife

Clover Park Technical College

Clover Park Technical College (South Hill Campus)

Commercial Driver School

Flagship Maritime Training Center

Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region

Northwest College of Art & Design

Pacific Lutheran University

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College Puyallup

Summit Salon Academy

Tacoma Community College

University of Washington - Tacoma

Tri-Cities Area

Charter College

Columbia Basin College

Heritage University (Pasco (Tri-Cities Area))

Local Union 112 NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

T Enterprises Truck Driving School

Teamsters/AGC Training Center

Tri Cities Dental Assisting School

Tri-City School of Massage

Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology

Washington State University - Tri-Cities

Vancouver Area

Charter College--Vancouver

Clark College

Clark County Career Development Center

Elite School of Beauty

International Air and Hospitality Academy

Mary Ann's CNA Training School of Nursing, Inc.

Northwest Culinary Institute

Northwest Regional Training Center

Northwest Renewable Energy Institute

Pacific Northwest Dental Assisting School

Stylemasters College of Hair Design

Washington State University - Vancouver

West Coast Training

West Side Area

Bellingham Technical College

Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage

Brandman University - Lacey

Centralia College

Charter College--Lacey

Columbia College - Whidbey Island

Evergreen State College, The

Glacier Aviation, Inc.

Grays Harbor College

Lower Columbia College

Middle Way Acupuncture Institute

Northwest Washington Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Committee

Olympic College (Shelton Campus)

Peninsula College

Port Townsend School of Massage

Saint Martin's University

Skagit City Trucking School

Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College (Anacortes Campus)

Skagit Valley College (Whidbey Island Campus)

South Puget Sound Community College

Taylor Driving Schools

Western Pacific Truck School of Oregon (Centralia Campus)

Western Pacific Truck School of Oregon (Longview Campus)

Western Washington University

Whatcom Community College

Yakima Area

Central Washington University - Yakima

Charter College--Yakima

GMC Training Institute

Heritage University

Independent Truck Driver Training, Inc.

Perry Technical Institute

Yakima Valley College

Yakima Valley College (Grandview)