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WorkFirst for TANF Recipients

You and Your Family Deserve a Better Life.
Education Can Make the Difference.

WorkFirst students at Renton Technical College find success in intensive training programs that mirror the workplace. Our WorkFirst team will work with you to find a training program that is a good match for you. We provide the support you need to complete successfully and move into a family wage career path.

The RTC WorkFirst Eligible Programs can be completed in 12 months or less and may be considered for WorkFirst training. Follow the links to more specific information about the training and the field.

Additionally, special programs for WorkFirst students only include:

  • RTC ACES (Achieve Career Education and Success) Complete your GED or brush up on basic skills while exploring career options and planning for your next steps. Open entry, start any Tuesday.
  • Office Assistant/Receptionist. This 16 week program provides training in office computer skills, procedures and business math and English.
  • Property Maintenance: For ESL students, this program integrates English skills with vocational training in maintenance skills for apartment buildings and other residential settings. This 26 week program runs from September through March.
  • First CLASS (Career, Life, and Student Success): While you are waiting to begin a training program, take advantage of classes that will teach you to build on your personal strengths with skills and strategies for success in school and work. Open entry, start any Monday.

If you are interested in exploring WorkFirst opportunities at RTC, ask your DSHS case manager for a referral and Call 425-235-5804 to sign up for a WorkFirst Student Orientation.



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 -For TANF Recipients

Phone: (425) 235-5841
Fax: (425) 235-2434
Federal Code: 014001
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