Building an Equitable Career Connected Learning System
Washington state has more trade, health care and STEM jobs than we can fill. The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) connects our state’s leading industries with top Washington talent by reducing barriers to education and training in eligible degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. WSOS prepares Washington students to meet our state’s workforce shortages through a unique public-private partnership model that includes financial assistance, career services and student supports. The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) provides up to $1,500 each quarter to fund a high-demand credential at Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Over 1,600 trade, health care or STEM programs are eligible for CTS funding across Washington state. These programs were selected based on the jobs our communities need most such as nursing, welding and information technology.