24-Hour PAD Hotline for youth 13-17: (360) 393-0116


The Vocational Readiness Programs in Whatcom and Skagit can help with your employment and education goals.

Our team can assist you with:


  • Enrolling in school or a GED program

  • Resumes and cover letters

  • Interview skills

  • Applying for scholarships and financial aid

  • Answer any vocational related questions

  • Identify companies currently hiring and assist with job searches and applications

  • Financial planning and budgeting

  • Providing information and coordination in enrolling in Worksource programs and applying for unemployment

  • Providing information on other community resources



We Grow Garden (Bellingham)

In the We Grow Garden, youth are hired to work with volunteers and staff to grow and donate vegetables and fruit to local food banks for those in need.

Need Assistance?

(due to social distancing, our vocational team is working remotely)


Whatcom Vocational

Barry - (360) 746-4073


Tanya - (360)  603-8184


Skagit Vocational 

Adair - (360) 393-0036


Whatcom Youth (under 18)

Dan - (360) 303-9185


Additional Community Resources

IMPACT! - GED Prep Program
(360) 752-8490

Federal Application for
Financial Student Aid

Job Corps

(360) 738-9592

Work Source

(360) 676-1521


(360) 738-0483