Workforce Development
SVI students
The Workforce Development Office at Seattle Vocational Institute is devoted to offering tuition assistance and support services. The programs pay for tuition and books in hope of presenting participants the opportunity to upgrade their professional and technical skills leading to enhanced career opportunities and self-sufficiency.
SVI partners with business, labor, government and community organizations to build programs that lead to livable wages. SVI is a member of Seattle Community College District VI and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Our goal is to help students select a promising career, acquire the necessary employment skills and most importantly, to help graduates secure a good job. Our vocational programs are designed to meet the demands of local employers and the challenges of the ever-changing employment market.

Three Different Training Programs
The Workforce Development Office provides tuition assistance and support services through three different programs. For details and qualification requirements please go the following pages.
Commissioner Approved Training (CAT)
Within certain limitations, Uemployment Insurance recipients receive permission to participate in an approved vocational training program while collecting regular UI benefits.
Worker Retraining Programs
Worker Retraining Programs are designed to provide job training for persons who are having difficulty in finding work due to diminishing occupations in the local workforce and/or the need to upgrade their marketable skills to be competitive in the local economy.
WorkFirst Programs/WorkFirst Tuition Assistance at SVI
The program is intensive, hands-on and caters to low-income custodial parents with limited work experience and/or inadequate job skills, leading them to entry-level employment in high-demand occupations that pay a "self-sufficiency wage" in the local economy.

Additional Financial Aid
In order to supplement Workforce Development funding, students may be asked to apply for financial aid on-line at SVI's School Code is 030521. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens the door to the federal aid process. Every step you can take gets you closer to achieving your education goals. Find out what you can expect from beginning to end.


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