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Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST)

 

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) pairs a professional or technical program with Adult Basic Education courses; ​including reading, writing, and math skills.  I-BEST provides educational access and support for students to progress further and faster along career pathways.​ I-BEST students are paired with an Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, or GED instructor, as well as a professional-technical program instructor for twice the support in each classroom.

The programs are designed to:

  • Earn a college certificate that prepares them to work in a high-demand career.
  • Increase academic skills while earning college-level credits.
  • Increase their abilities and opportunities for employment in their chosen career field.

I-BEST Career Programs

Agriculture (AG) I-BEST

YVC offers a three quarter I-BEST AG program that prepares students interested in a career in the wine industry. This I-BEST focuses on Viticulture and Enology while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. After finishing this program, students will be one course away from a YVC Wine Sales Certificate. With this certificate, students will be able to attain employment as a Tasting Room Attendant. This I-BEST is available at YVC’s Grandview Campus and helps students pursue Viticulture and Wine Technology certificates and degrees in the STEM Pathway.

Contact
Maria Hernandez
WorkFirst Coordinator
509.834.4549
mhernandez@yvcc.edu
Yakima Campus
Skills Center, Building 32

Business Technology (BT) I-BEST

YVC offers students the opportunity to obtain general office skills while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. This I-BEST is offered on the Yakima Campus for four consecutive quarters of study and prepares students to pursue Administrative Office Assistant and Bilingual Administrative Office Assistant degrees as well as other degrees and certificates in the Business Pathway.

Contact
Maria Hernandez
WorkFirst Coordinator
509.834.4549
mhernandez@yvcc.edu
Yakima Campus
Skills Center, Building 32

Early Childhood Education (ECE) I-BEST

YVC offers a two quarter I-BEST ECE-Short Certificate that prepares students interested in the Early Childhood Education field. This I-BEST focuses on applying principals of Early Childhood Development and responding to community and workplace needs while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. Completion of the Washington State ECE short certificate will enable students to seek employment as an ECE teacher, assistant teacher or become an owner of a family childcare facility. This I-BEST is available at YVC’s Grandview Campus and helps students pursue ECE certificates and degrees in the Social Sciences & Education Pathway.

Contact
Jamie W. Treat
Interim WorkFirst Coordinator
509.574.3111
jtreat@yvcc.edu
Yakima Campus
Skills Center, Building 32

Information Technology (IT) I-BEST

The three-quarter Information Technology I-BEST is designed to help students develop proficiency with installing and configuring operating systems. It helps students develop knowledge in basic system repair and maintenance while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. This I-BEST is available at YVC’s Yakima Campus and helps students pursue Information Technology certificates or degrees in the Business Pathway.

Contact
Maria Hernandez
WorkFirst Coordinator
509.834.4549
mhernandez@yvcc.edu
Yakima Campus
Skills Center, Building 32

Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) I-BEST

YVC offers a two-quarter Nursing Assistant I-BEST that prepares students for a career as a nursing assistant. Students will improve their reading, writing, and math skills while participating in NAC skills training. Upon successful completion of the courses, students will be eligible to apply and test for the Nursing Assistant Certification with the Washington State Department of Health. This I-BEST helps prepare students to pursue Medical Assisting, Nursing, and other degrees and certificates in the Health Care Pathway.

Contact
Jamie W. Treat
Interim WorkFirst Coordinator
509.574.3111
jtreat@yvcc.edu
Yakima Campus
Skills Center, Building 32

Contacts

Lonni Rodriguez-FunkWorkFirst Director
509.574.4607

Heather LundquistWorkFirst Program Assistant
509.574.4745

Maria Hernandez WorkFirst Coordinator
509.834.4549

Jacqueline FloresPT Instructional Technician A
509.574.3269
Jamie W. TreatInterim WorkFirst Coordinator
509.574.3111