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Workforce Development

Strengthening our community by linking education and employment
to create a skilled 21st century workforce.


OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30am-5pm

Olympic College Bremerton
1530 Ohio, 4th floor
College Service Center
360.475-7555

Olympic College Shelton
W 937 Alpine Way
360.432.5400





Administrative Staff

Bremerton and Shelton


  • Amy Hatfield
    Dean for Workforce Development and Basic Studies
    360.475.7264

  • Teresa McDermott
    Director of Shelton Campus and Career Centers 
    360.475.7480 Bremerton campus
    360.432.5404 Shelton campus



Workforce Development Program Staff

(For Basic Studies Staff visit the Basic Studies Home Page)


Air Washington


BFET (Basic Food Employment & Training)

The BFET program 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).


Career Centers (Student Employment)

The Career Centers at OC Bremerton and OC Shelton provide easy access to a wide range of pre-employment services that assist students in developing self-directed job search skills.

  • Teresa McDermott
    Director of Shelton Campus and Career Centers
    360.475.7480 Bremerton campus
    360.432.5404 Shelton campus

  • Roberta Gillis
    Program Coordinator 
    360.475.7485 Bremerton campus


Continuing Education and Customized Training


Cooperative Education and Internship Program

This is a work-based learning program in which students earn college credit for their work experience by setting and attaining specific learning objectives. If you want to learn more about enrolling or if you'd like to hire a cooperative education or intern student, please contact:

  • Teresa McDermott
    Director of Shelton Campus and Career Centers
    360.475.7480 Bremerton campus
    360.432.5404 Shelton campus
     
  • Roberta Gillis
    Program Coordinator 
    360.475.7485 Bremerton campus


Professional-Technical Degrees and Certificates

Many courses of study are available. Do you need more focused skills to change careers or advance in your career?

  • Amy Hatfield
    Dean for Workforce Development and Basic Studies
    and Chief Professional-Technical Administrator
    360.475.7264

  • Steve Quinn
    Advisor for Professional-Technical Programs,
    Bremerton and Poulsbo

    360.475.7230

  • Rose Ferri
    Educational Advisor for Worker Retraining and WorkFirst,
    Shelton Campus

    360.432.5423

  • Sharon James
    Program Coordinator for Professional-Technical Advisory Committees
    360.475.7555


Tech Prep Dual Credit / West Sound Education Consortium

Tech Prep Dual Credit is a program which links high school professional/technical courses with the community college. The goal is to map a seamless path for students interested in professional/technical areas of study. Money and time are saved for eligible students!

  • Jim Funaro
    Director, Poulsbo Campus and Coordinator, Tech Prep 
    360.394.2706 or Toll Free 1.800.259.6718 ext.2706

  • Brenda Hale
    Program Assistant, Tech Prep/Perkins
    360.475.7353 or Toll Free 1.800.259.6718 ext.7353
    Fax: 360.475.6811 


Worker Retraining

Worker Retraining provides Professional-Technical career and academic planning, financial aid, and other services to qualified individuals who have received or been eligible to receive Washington State unemployment insurance benefits within the last 24 months. Displaced homemakers and self-employed individuals may also qualify for funding through this program.

  • Rose Ferri
    Educational Advisor for Worker Retraining and WorkFirst
    Shelton Campus
    360.432.5423
  • Cindy Wyman
    Director for Program Development and Worker Retraining
    360.475.7849
  • Terry Reddick
    Interim Director for Program Development and Worker Retraining
    360.475.7451


WorkFirst

WorkFirst provides tuition assistance to qualified individuals. The program provides financial aid for wage and skill progression training. This assistance can be applied to any one of more than twenty professional/technical programs offered at Olympic College or to customized job skills training. WorkFirst Work Study and adult basic skills are other potential options. 

  • Cathy Stinson
    Educational Advisor for WorkFirst
    Bremerton and Poulsbo  

    360.475.7846 or 360.475.7230
  • Rose Ferri
    Educational Advisor for WorkFirst and Worker Retraining
    Shelton Campus
    360.432.5423

 


Workforce Development and Basic Studies
Program Staff, Shelton Campus


  • Teresa McDermott
    Director of Shelton Campus and Career Centers
    360.475.7480 Bremerton campus
    360.432.5404 Shelton campus
  • Rose Ferri
    Educational Advisor for Worker Retraining and WorkFirst,
    Shelton Campus
    360.432.5423
  • Donna Pedersen
    Program Coordinator for Basic Studies and WorkFirst,
    Shelton Campus
    360.475.5400



updated 2/28/14 rboothe