Workforce Programs

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

KEDA’s Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is part of the Washington State PTAC. We provide FREE and confidential business assistance and support to regional businesses in marketing and selling to federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors. We also assist agencies, departments and primes in their efforts to comply with federal and state procurement diversity goals. Our service area covers 5 counties: Kitsap, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Mason.

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Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET)  is a partnership between Olympic College and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) which offers educational and workforce training opportunities to students receiving Basic Food Assistance (food stamps). Learn More
IMPACT Washington is a statewide program that helps businesses become more competitive and profitable. It is staffed by seasoned industry professionals with expertise in a diverse range of industries, products and services.  From lean manufacturing to marketing, the program provides one-on-one consultations, customized training an... Learn More
If your company needs a customized training program, Washington State’s Job Skills Program (JSP) can help you connect with a local community college to design and teach it. The program creates employment opportunities in communities with high unemployment rates, high rates of poverty, and communitie... Learn More
The articulation of education and training in the Kitsap area, from STEM and pre-engineering in K-12 schools and West Sound Tech, through a rich variety of post-secondary options, supports existing and expanding jobs in the aerospace and defense industry cluster. View a map of Kitsap STE... Learn More
Olympic College (OC) with campuses in Bremerton and Poulsbo, offers numerous high demand programs including aerospace and advanced manufacturing, IT, business, healthcare, and industrial trades. Additionally, OC offers baccalaureate degrees in nursing, engineering (with Washington State University), and business (with Western Washington University) Degrees and Certificates O... Learn More
Businesses, employees, families and communities WIN with SharedWork!  As businesses reopen and bounce back, SharedWork continues to be a smart alternative.  SharedWork provides flexibility for businesses to restart and bring their employees back from unemployment with reduced hours. Businesses gradually build back their team with qualified worker... Learn More
The Washington Customized Training Program  (CTP) provides interest-free training loan assistance to businesses that provide employment opportunities in the state. CTP enhances the growth of Washington’s economy, increases employment opportunities and adds to the state’s quality of life.  And it might be just what your compan... Learn More
Bremerton School District has led the county in creating a PreK- college STEM educational track through creating a magnet STEM school, partnering with PreK schools and Olympic College/Washington State University to form a STEM education continuum. Learn More
Programs in Engineering and Design, Precision Machining and Manufacturing, Construction and Welding, targeted to high school aged students and other youth. Aviation Classroom Experience (ACE)- A DOD $2.5 million grant to the Central Kitsap School District using a $2.5 million Department of Defense grant will partne... Learn More
WWU partners with Olympic College to provide the opportunity for residents to complete their higher education goals in Kitsap County at convenient locations and considerable cost savings. Western Washington University on the Peninsulas (Poulsbo)  and Bremerton offers the same high quality instruction and rigorous academi... Learn More