Who We Are

TC Futures is a collaborative venture between Educational Service District 123 and the Benton Franklin Workforce Development Council. The result is a new program for local youth and young adults who have opted-out of high school. Both agencies are longtime service providers dedicated to connecting youth and young adults with access to resources and opportunities in order to find success as they transition out of the school system. Now, thanks to this new partnership, youth and young adults ages 16-24 will find a welcoming environment where they can work on finishing their education and connect with incredible employment opportunities. TC Futures offers GED completion, career counseling, employment opportunities, on-the-job training, internships, apprenticeships, and other employment related services.

“Opening our doors is just the beginning” says Tiffany Scott, BFWDC CEO. “We have codified our partnership with ESD 123 and stood up TC Futures as an important access point to re-engage youth and young adults into education and employment. Together we will continue to grow with community stakeholders and offer young adults a brighter future by obtaining the skills they need to make a livable wage.”

TC Futures Director Mark Wheaton adds, “We are incredibly excited about the positive impact that TC Futures can have in our communities! We believe that there is a pathway to success for each youth that comes through our doors, and we are passionate about restoring that hope to each of their lives.”

BFWDC is based in Kennewick, WA and has been designated by the Governor as a local workforce area for Benton and Franklin counties, based on population, size, prior education, training performance, and fiscal integrity. The BFWDC is responsible for coordinating the local workforce development programs, coordinating local employment and training activities, establishing a youth committee, negotiating local performance standards, and developing a local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plan. For more information about BFWDC, please visit www.bentonfranklinwdc.com.

ESD 123 is based in Pasco, WA, and is one of nine ESDs in Washington. Dedicated to delivering collaborative solutions that promote learning, ESD 123 serves 23 school districts in seven counties of Southeastern Washington. Under Superintendent Darcy Weisner and its board of directors, this legislatively mandated, not-for-profit educational organization provides efficiency of educational systems and equity of learning opportunities for over 70,000 Washington students. For more information about ESD 123, please visit www.esd123.org.

 

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