The WorkFirst program provides aid to LWTech students receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) from DSHS. WorkFirst is a federally funded program.
Students on WorkFirst may receive:
You could be able to participate in the WorkFirst program at LWTech if you:
Please note: students receiving both Basic Food Assistance and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) from DSHS are only eligible for WorkFirst and not Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET).
If you are not currently receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) through DSHS but would like to check your eligibility and apply, the application is available online through Washington Connection.
For resources related to the impact of COVID-19 on the campus community, please see Coronavirus Information and Resources. Community resource information related to the pandemic is available through our Community Resource webpage. If you were recently laid off or are receiving unemployment due to COVID-19, assistance applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) through the Employment Security Department(ESD) can be found on the Worker Retraining webpage.
The Community Resource webpage houses links and contact information for many of our Community Based Partners.
The Employment Resource Center (ERC) assists students with job search, and career planning, as well as providing a variety of workshops, training, and events to support students, graduates, and community members.
Student Success Workshops and resources are free and available to all LWTech students. The offered workshops cover a variety of topics related to student success.
Take the WFD survey to see if you are eligible for WFD programs.
Think you meet WFD eligibility guidelines? Apply Now!
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