Education and Training
Resources to help find training and education options, assist with education finances, and learn basic skills.
Education and Training
Ready Set Grad
Ready Set Grad is a program to help ensure every student in Washington State has access to the tools, information, and support they need to graduate high school and make college accessible and affordable. Online tools help students of all ages—from middle schoolers to adult scholars—create their own college plan. Included is information about college readiness, college admissions and access, and financial aid options for Washington colleges
Washington Student Achievement Council
Established as a cabinet-level state agency on July 1, 2012, the Washington Student Achievement Council provides strategic planning, oversight, and advocacy to support increased student success and higher levels of educational attainment in Washington. Resources include financial aid, and need based grant information.
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 Office and Technology Certification and Training Opportunities (free and online)
- Microsoft LinkedIn Learning
- The project also includes free access to exam practice tests, free exam vouchers, and free or deeply discounted exam proctoring for the following certifications: MOS, MTA, IC3 digital literacy, Quickbooks, and Adobe Associate. Certification information and test site locator can be found at Certiport.com.
- Free access to the Lynda.com online learning platform for all Washington residents through their local public libraries (access and login from your library’s website; current/valid library card required). Use the Directory of Washington Libraries to locate libraries close to you.
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.
- Finish Up Your High School Diploma
- It's never too late to earn your high school diploma. Community and technical colleges offer three ways to earn a high school diploma recognized by the state of Washington.