MOSES LAKE, wa.- Officials in Moses Lake yesterday broke ground on the new 70-thousand square foot Workforce Education Center at Big Bend College. The program had been housed in buildings that date back decades to when the college campus was located at Larson Air Force Base. Construction is expected to last about 18 months for the main building. A separate facility will house the aviation maintenance program.
The Workforce Education Services department provides guidance, support, and financial assistance for students in basic education (GED, ESL, and High School completion) and workforce education programs (non-transfer degrees). Financial assistance includes tuition and fees, books, bus passes, and emergency support. Some students may be eligible for food benefits and childcare assistance. Eligibility is broad; students can qualify based on: low-income status, military service within the past 48 months, displaced homemaker status, receiving or eligible for unemployment benefits, receiving or eligible for food benefits, or receiving TANF.