Workforce Development

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Internship Matchmaking Program

Are you a business looking for interns, or a student looking for internship opportunities? We may be able to help connect you!

If you are a business that periodically needs interns, please fill out our business registration form to be included in a list that we can use to connect with educators. If you are an educator with students looking for internships, please fill out our educator registration form. We monitor these lists and work to match potential employers and interns throughout the year. These lists are reviewed internally by KEDA staff only; your information remains confidential.

IMPACT Washington

IMPACT Washington is a statewide program that helps businesses become more competitive and profitable. It is staffed by seasoned industry professionals with expertise in a diverse range of industries, products and services.  From lean manufacturing to marketing, the program provides one-on-one consultations, customized training and educational seminars.

Job Skills Program

If your company needs a customized training program, Washington State’s Job Skills Program (JSP) can help you connect with a local community college to design and teach it. The program creates employment opportunities in communities with high unemployment rates, high rates of poverty, and communities impacted by large-scale job loss. JSP funds half of the training cost; partner employers provide a cash or in-kind match to fund the other half.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

KEDA’s Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is part of the Washington State PTAC. We provide FREE and confidential business assistance and support to regional businesses in marketing and selling to federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors. We also assist agencies, departments and primes in their efforts to comply with federal and state procurement diversity goals. Our service area covers 5 counties: Kitsap, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Maso

Washington Customized Training Program

The Washington Customized Training Program can also provide you with employee-training that is delivered at the local community college, technical center or private career college level. Eligible programs can include skills assessment, evaluation, training equipment, materials, facilities, supplies and provide training in basic education and skills, technical skills and job-related instruction, and English as a second language. This particular program allows you to pay for the training, in part, with a business and occupation tax credit, so you must be a Washington State business to qualify.

Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)

Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)  is a partnership between Olympic College and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) which offers educational and workforce training opportunities to students receiving Basic Food Assistance (food stamps).

Workforce Education at Olympic College

OC’s Workforce Development programs provide a wide range of high quality training solutions for businesses, non-profits, and government  agencies. Click here for the Olympic College Workforce Excellence newsletter to learn more about OC’s industry partnerships and success stories.

Worker Retraining provides access to skills training for unemployed workers who need to upgrade their skills or acquire a new career.

Click here for additional information on high demand education and training programs in including engineering, apprenticeship programs and Kitsap’s STEM Pipeline.


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