How old do I have to be?
You must be at least 18 years old.

Where do I have to live?
You must reside within the boundaries of the City of Seattle or in White Center. If you live outside the City of Seattle, please contact us further for information regarding eligibility requirements. To look up your zip code, please click here.

What are the income level requirements?
Your income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines — the table below outlines the 2018 guidelines for 3-Month Income. A Career Navigator can help you determine if you meet the income requirements. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) website provides information about federal poverty guidelines, as well.

2018 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia

Persons in Family/HouseholdPoverty GuidelineThree-month Poverty GuidelineSJI 300% of Three-month Poverty Guideline
1$12,140$3,035$9,105
2$16,460$4,115$12,345
3$20,780$5,195$15,585
4$25,100$6,275$18,825
5$29,420$7,355$22,065
6$33,740$8,435$25,305
7$38,060$9,515$28,545
8$42,380$10,595$31,785
>8: For each additional person, add$4,320 $1,080$3,240

Are there any educational requirements?
No, but certain occupations and training programs have reading, writing and math requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be referred to an Adult Basic Education class to increase your skill level.

What if I can only work part-time?
SJI’s CareerConnect program isn’t the right fit for those seeking part-time work. We expect all of our participants to be ready to find full-time, permanent work upon training completion.