Basic Food Employment & Training (BFE&T)
The Basic Food Employment and Training (BFE&T) program offers educational and workforce training opportunities to students receiving Basic Food Assistance (food stamps).
The primary function of the BFE&T program at Yakima Valley College is to ensure eligible students continue receiving vital services such as Basic Food Assistance and/or Child Care Subsidy while completing a Professional Technical program of study with the goal of future employment.
- Eligibility for Working Connections Child Care through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
- Eligibility to receive Basic Food Benefits (Food Stamps) while enrolled in college
- Financial assistance with college related expenses
- Support Services
Enrollment of BFE&T is based on eligibility and availability of funds. Students must re-apply each quarter.
Students may qualify for BFE&T if they:
- Receive or qualify to receive federal SNAP benefits from DSHS
- Are not currently receiving TANF
- Have an employment goal and intend to go to work after completing training
- Pursue an approved professional-technical program of study (no transfer degrees) related to employment goal
- GED, HS 21+, ABE and ESL programs may also be considered if necessary to achieve employment goal