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North Seattle Community College celebrates grand opening of employment center

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Next week, North Seattle Community College is celebrating the grand opening of its 46,000-square-foot Opportunity Center for Employment and Education.

Photos from Doug Scott.

Although it first opened in May, the ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, which will be followed by a brief program, reception and building tours.

The new enployment center, which provies aid to more than 400 North Seattle residents a day and features classrooms, public computers as well as copiers, fax machine and phones available to those searching for work, also offers:

  • Basic skills education
  • Career training
  • Tuition assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Employment services
  • Food stamps
  • Child support
  • Transportation services
  • Public assistance
  • Health care
  • Other state aid

Partners providing services at the new multiagency hub include The North Seattle Community College Workforce Education, Employment Security, Department of Social and Health Services, WorkSource Seattle-King County, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Shoreline Community College, TRAC Associates, Pacific Associates, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish Counties and Seattle Goodwill. 

The grand opening is at the college, 9600 College Way N., at the OCE&E main entrance on 95th Street.

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