Basic Education & Training Resources

Adonai Counseling & Employment

Phone: 253.474.0633
813 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, Washington 98405
Services: Career training and employment services available.
Helping restore lives through counseling, spiritual healing and employment services.
We Offer Services For All Age Groups--Children - Age 3 - 12, Teens - Age 13 - 17, and Adults 18 +.

Reentry Resource Guide on Education Planning

Centro Latino

1208 S 10th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253.572.7717
Services: Employment, education, youth and family services. Centro Latino's mission is to create an environment in which the rapidly growing Latino community has opportunities allowing them to effectively participate in and contribute to the success of Pierce County.

Correctional Education

Washington State Department of Corrections information sheet on providing basic education to offenders.
For more information contact:
Michael Paris
Educational Services Administrator, Department of Corrections

Computer Training:


Pierce County WorkSource Calendar


714 S. 27th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Tacoma Public Library

Tacoma Public Library offers a variety of free computer classes for beginners as well as for more experienced users. As all classes are kept small to ensure personalized instruction advance registration is required. Register online at or telephone 253.292.2001; 253.292.2001.

Centro Latino

offers Basic Computer Class in Spanish

House of Matthew Homeward Bound Program
offers free Computer Classes every Tues & Thurs from 5pm to 7pm

Free and Low Cost Adult Education Classes in Pierce County

Goodwill Training & Job Placement Services

Khan Academy

Free educational lessons on a wide variety of subjects. Set up account and start taking video lessons for free.

Post-Prison Education Program

810 Third Avenue – Suite 180
Seattle, WA 98104-1606
Phone: 206-524-3333
Services: The Post-Prison Education Program provides access to education and wrap around services including tuition, housing, groceries, daycare and intensive mentoring. Application.

Tacoma Community Justice Center (CJC)

1016 S 28th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 680-2600
CJC is the parent organization for:
Tacoma Resource and Opportunity Center (TROC)
1007 Center Street, Tacoma, WA 98409
Classes include: parenting, stress and anger management, and financial literacy

Courage 360

(formerly Washington Women's Employment & Education/WWEE) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing job-readiness and computer skills training along with housing and support services to low-income residents of Pierce and King counties in Washington state.

General Education Development (GED) Resources
GED tests are used to measure knowledge of academic subjects by persons who have not completed high school. Passing the multi-part GED test serves as a substitute for a high school diploma when applying for college or university courses. Potential employers may also require a high school diploma or GED certificate for certain positions.

GED Testing in Washington State (High School Equivalency)