Career Connection Center
The Career Connection Center at Yakima Valley Community College is committed to connecting individuals interested in improving their job skills through specialized training with resources to help them be successful students.
The Career Connection Center provides a single entry point for individuals seeking career guidance, educational assessment, skills training, and financial assistance. Through a variety of educational programs and special funding sources YVCC offers opportunities to individuals interested in gaining the skills they need to join today’s workforce.
NEW IBEST PROGRAMS: Agriculture & Early Childhood Education
I-BEST Information Technology
I-BEST INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Yakima Valley Community College’s Information Technology IBEST Program is designed to help students develop proficiency with installing and configuring operating systems. The program also helps students develop knowledge in basic system repair and maintenance while reinforcing basic reading, writing and math. This is a three quarter program available at YVCC’s Yakima Campus.
After completing the program students have the opportunity to pursue an associates’ degree through YVCC’s Information Technology Program.
I-BEST Nursing Assistant Certificate
I-BEST Nursing Assistant Certificate [NAC]
YVCC offers a two-quarter program to prepare students for a career as a nursing assistant. After completion of the NAC training, students will be eligible to test for the Nursing Assistant Certificate with the Department of Health.
I-BEST Business Technology Office Skills
I-BEST Business Technology Office Skills I & II
YVCC offers students the opportunity to obtain general office skills while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. Students can earn two certificates - Office Skills I and Office Skills II. Courses are available for four consecutive quarters of study.
Adult Basic Education
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Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language & High School diploma programs.
Special Funding Sources
Provides assistance to individuals who are receiving Washington State Unemployment Insurance benefits or have lost their job due to economic changes and need to change careers in order to re-enter the workforce.
Basic Food Employment & Training
Provides services to Basic Food recipients in Washington State. Services may include establishing or maintaining eligibility for Basic Food while in school, child care subsidy, job search training and other support services.
Provides assistance to low-income students who are enrolled in specific high-demand career pathway programs at YVCC.
Provides support to TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients to gain the skills they need to prepare for a better job.