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We work with low-income individuals to help them find paid work experience that can unlock the door to personal growth and financial stability.

What’s Possible

The right job can lead to self-sufficiency and opportunity. Participants can look forward to:

  • Increased income
  • Skill building
  • Growing confidence
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Connection to the community
  • Building resume & experience

Our Programs:

PreETS: Pre-Employment Transition Services:

  • To assist young adults with disabilities interested in entering the workforce, BMAC has partnered with Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to offer Pre-Employment Transition Services including workshops and workplace opportunities for eligible students in our region.
  • Workshop topics may include:

                    - Workplace Communication

                     - Job Readiness

                     - Work-based Learning Experiences

                     - Career exploration

                     - Work Maturity (Soft) Skills

                     - Self-Advocacy Skills

                     - Building Strengths

  • All Pre-ETS workshops and employment services require a consultation and referral from DVR.


Community Jobs/ Community Works: 

  • Must be a TANF recipient
  • Programs designed to create a bridge between existing work skills and career opportunities
  • Combines real work experience with skills development, support services, and case management
  • Program length varies between three to twelve months
  • Contact DSHS case manager for a Department of Commerce Community Jobs or Community Works referral


WIOA Youth (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)for Youth aged 16-24

  • WIOA Youth serves in-school youth (16-21) and out-of-school youth (16-24) with occupational skills training, on-the-job training and/or paid work experiences
  • Youth must experience one or more of the following barriers:

                      - English Language Learner

                       - Pregnant or parenting

                       - Current or former foster care

                       - Criminal justice involvement

                       - Disability

                       - Homeless/couch surfing

                       - Basic skill deficiency

                       - Low-income


WIOA Adult (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)for Adults 18 and over

  • WIOA Adult serves income-eligible participants from Walla Walla or Columbia Counties, Occupational Skills Training (training from an Eligible Training Provider in an occupation considered in-demand in the local labor market) or On-The-Job Training opportunities.
  • Other services may include:

                      - Career exploration

                       - Labor market information

                       - Assessment of skills and interests

                       - Development of career plan

                       - Job search assistance

                       - Work readiness skills

                       - Resume assistance

                       - Employer outreach

Employer working with BMAC employment client
Employer working with BMAC employment client

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