Kitsap County - Employment, Vocational Training and Education

AMERICORPS

845 8th St

Bremerton, WA 98337

(360) 473-2015 or (360) 473-2016

http://www.kcr.org/americorps.htm

Opportunities to help communities get things done while earning money. Earn monthly allowance and school scholarship.

There are some restrictions and application deadlines

BREMERTON JOB SERVICE CENTER

(360) 438-4123

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5

Website: www.go2worksource.com

 Assists qualified unemployed persons with getting work. Assists screening applicants for Job Corps and veterans.

CENTRAL KITSAP COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

(360) 662-1635

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4:30

Website: http://www.cksd.wednet.edu/Community/CommSchIndex.aspx

 Central Kitsap Community Schools offers a variety of classes throughout the year to anyone in the community.

They have aerobics, pottery, computer classes, preschool, gymnastics, sports camps, foreign languages, dancing, babysitter training, drama,

gardening, stamps, marketing, financial classes and more. Fees vary according to program

DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (DVR)

3888 N.W. Randall Way, Suite 201

Silverdale, WA 98383

(360) 698-4360

http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/contactus/silverdale.aspx

Services for individuals (everyone has a unique disability with their own strengths and weakness) who have a barrier to

employment due to a disability. Participant may be paced on a waiting list.

FAMILY ASSISTANCE, SERVICE & TRAINING PROGRAM (FAST)-KCR

(360) 473-2147

1211Bay St., Port Orchard

http://www.kcr.org/contact.htm

Services focus on assisting families and individuals with or without children to establish their goals and action plans and carry

out those goals. Ongoing one on one counseling, career assessments, advocacy and multi-topic workshops are just a part of

the program. Job application and resume support will be provided. Some financial assistance may be available based on funding

and priority. Generally some funding may be obtained for childcare, shelter, utilities, education and transportation.

IMMIGRATION CENTER INTERPRETER SERVICES

6750 State Hwy 303

Bremerton, WA 98311

(360) 440-2376

http://www.immigrantassistancecenter.org/

At the Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center we offer all manner of help and assistance to immigrants.  Among the services we provide: English as a

Second Language classes, DSHS intake (in Spanish), medical referrals, legal referrals, health and nutrition classes provided in Spanish, a free

mealeach day that our Center is open, cultural awareness information and presentations to community groups, immigrant advocacy, YWCA

domestic violence counselors.  If you don’t see the type of assistance you need on this list, just ask!

JOB TRAINING AND EDUCATION CENTER-BREMERTON GOODWILL

(360) 373-3692

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-3

Friday-by appointment only

Website: www.seattlegoodwill.org

 Goodwill offers adult education and training opportunities for individuals seeking greater economic opportunity. Classes include English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) and basic computer training. Job search, resume writing and interviewing assistance are provided to job seekers. Adults age 21 or over can obtain a high school diploma through the National External Diploma Program.

KITSAP COMMUNITY RESOURCES-COMMUNITY JOBS DEVELOPMENT

Known as: K CAREERS

845 8th Street, Bremerton (360) 473-2118

1211 Bay Street, Port Orchard (360) 473-2144

Website: www.kcr.org/community_works.htm

 Community Jobs provides transitional community-based employment and training opportunities for WorkFirst participants with significant challenges. Through public/private partnerships, participants gain increased self-confidence, marketable work skills and increased options to unsubsidized employment.

DSHS Referral Required

LABOR READY

1500 NE Riddell Rd., Bremerton

(360) 373-2032

http://www.laborready.com/

Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30am to 6pm

Saturday 6 a.m-10 a.m.

Temporary labor. Go in first thing in the morning to sign up for work. Usually paid same day. 

LITERACY COUNCIL OF KITSAP

616 s"' St., Bremerton

(360) 373-1539

Email:

 literacy@krl.org

  Website: www.kitsapliteracy.org

Programs include GED preparation, Tutoring, and Adult Basic Education. Services offered are Math, Reading, English and English

as a second language. Also has computer lab. Call for times and locations of programs.

 

OLYMPIC COLLEGE JOB INFORMATION CENTER

(360) 4 75-7300

Hours: M-F 8AM-4.30PM

Email:

 careercenter@oc.ctc.edu

  Career center, resumes, and jobs assistance. Participant needs to call for more details. 

SKOOKUM CORPORATION

2604 Burwell St., Bremerton

(360) 475-0756

http://www.skookum.org/

Works with local businesses to create job opportunities for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment.

Helps them maintain their employment.

SOUND WORKS JOB CENTER

(360) 779-1160

Hours: Monday-Friday 9-4

http://www.homepages.donobi.net/soundworks/

Helps to locate all types of employment. Is in association with the Bremerton Job Service Center. They also provide help with resume

writing and interview training. Services are free of charge. Contact the center for more information.

WASHINGTON CASH

(360) 698-4088 or (206) 352-1945 (SEATTLE)

Website: www.washingtoncash.org

 Offers a business training, lending and business support program designed specifically for people with limited incomes (up to 200% of poverty guidelines).

Program designed to assist in self-sufficiency by self-employment. Participant needs to call for class schedules and admission information

WASHINGTON LITERACY HOTLINE

(800) 228-8813

Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5

Website: http://www.literacyconnections.com/taxonomy/term/62/0

 Get information on learning to read, getting a GED, learning English or becoming a citizen. Can also refer people to Adult Basic Education resources.

WIA ADULT PROGRAM-KCR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

845 8th Street., Bremerton           1211 Bay Street, Port Orchard

(360) 473-2118                             (360) 473-2144

http://www.homepages.donobi.net/soundworks/

KCR'S WIA Program is an employment service designed to assist people of Kitsap County find the necessary information, skills and/or training to enter

employment in our community.

WIA ADULT SERVICES- WORKSOURCE CENTER

1300 Sylvan Way, BREMERTON

(360) 337-4810

http://www.homepages.donobi.net/soundworks/

Programs include Dislocated Workers-help for workers who have been laid-off or have received notice of

termination or lay off, lost job and unlikely to return to that profession or self-employed, but the economy or natural disaster has impacted work.

Employment Support Project-one on one job development and coaching for the learning or physically disabled. Adult Programs- for the economically

disadvantaged who lacks the job skills and education required for gainful employment.

KEYS to College and Career Life Transitions Program

(360) 475-7478

Website:  http://www.olympic.edu/ForStudents/GeneralStudies/keys.htm

 Their purpose is to assist those who have lost their source of financial support to become economically self-sufficient.

The program provides the tools necessary to identify career or school options and to gain the self-confidence necessary to

make the transition to independence. Services include information and referrals, support services and classroom instruction.

The services are FREE. Eligible people must have been primarily a homemaker. This program is open from September

through June. 

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT-OLYMPIC COLLEGE

Hours: 8AM-4:30PM

(360) 475-7555

 http://www.olympic.edu/Students/WFDBS/WFD/

 The Worker Retraining program provides funding and support for people that are currently; eligible for

unemployment, have been eligible for unemployment in the last 24 months, displaced homemakers, or self-employed. Must be a Washington

State resident for at least one year.