Education and Training
Resources to help find training and education options, assist with education finances, and learn basic skills.
Learn New Skills: Education and Training
Student Loan Resources
- No one wants to go into debt. However, for many, student loans are a necessary part of reaching educational goals. To assist student loan borrowers in Washington, the Attorney General's Office has compiled a Student Loan Survival Guide. This guide provides information about student loans for students and their families. It provides tips and links to resources for all points in the process to help high school students thinking about attending college, former college students who aren’t able to keep up with their payments, and everyone in between.
Microsoft Training Opportunities (Free)
- Washington State Library Microsoft Imagine Academy
The Washington State Library has partnered with Microsoft to provide free online training for all the people of Washington. The Microsoft Imagine Academy program provides industry-leading technology skills to help bridge the skills gap. The classes provide free access to over 400 English-language online courses and learning resources through their local public, community college, or tribal libraries; thousands more courses are available in 20 languages. Classes are offered through local public and academic libraries around the state. Download a list of classes being offered.
- Microsoft Office Online: Training Home Page
Washington Community and Technical Colleges
Find your local community and technical college.
- Washington Career Bridge
- Matches each job with education and training programs offered throughout the state. See at a glance the cost of tuition, books and other fees, the location and length of training, entrance requirements and more. Also the new home of the Eligible Training Provider (ETP) List.
- Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
- Numerous resources for prospective and current students in Washington Community and Technical Colleges.
- High School 21+ Program
- Adults who lack a high school diploma now have a new way to get a second chance. It’s called “High School 21+,” a competency-based high school diploma a program that turns life experience into credits toward a high school diploma. The program is offered at many Washington’s community and technical colleges.
Living Well Resources
Washington State Library
PO Box 42460
Olympia, WA 98504-2460
Nono Burling, Online Resources Consultant
(866) 538-4996 (Toll free)
(360) 586-7575 (Fax)
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