The WorkFirst program is designed to assist low-income parents receiving TANF/cash assistance from DSHS to achieve their educational and employment goals. Students may enroll in classes from any of our Professional/Technical programs leading to a certificate or AAAS degree, as well as other programs such as GED, English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education and/or skills upgrade courses.

Types of Assistance

  • Tuition, fees, books (dependent on funding)    
  • Case management support
  • Other assistance including support services may also be available through DSHS


  • A parent of a child 18 years or younger
  • Currently receiving TANF cash assistance from DSHS
  • Enrolled in in a Professional/Technical program, in a GED, ABE or ESL program
How to Apply

To get started, please contact Fatiha Mahfoudi by phone at 206-546-4570 by email at, or in person in the Automotive Training Center (Building 2100), Room 2176.

Additional Information

Assistance is typically available for up to one year, depending on funding resources and ability to create other funding options.

Contact Us


Automotive Training Center (Bld. 2100), Room 2176 Shoreline Community College 16101 Greenwood Ave. N Shoreline, WA 98133
Fatiha Mahfoudi


Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.