Center for Business and Industry Services

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Big Bend Community College’s Center for Business and Industry Services (CBIS) is the area leader in workforce training. Big Bend Community College has provided education to Central Washington and the Columbia Basin since 1962. CBIS provides the resources for continuous learning and workforce training by being responsive to the changing needs of our community. 

Our programs and trainings are designed for those who need to obtain new skills, enhance their current skill set, or obtain certifications and continuing education credits. We can also assess your training needs.  Professional, technical or recreational, the Center for Business and Industry Services at Big Bend Community College is your first stop for training resources.

CBIS Programs and Services

  • Non-Credit employee/employer training; state-funded and self-support
  • Industry certifications
  • Business, Professional, and Career training
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Mature adult/senior programs
  • Children’s programming and summer camps
  • Online Training through Ed2Go (see below)

Who we serve

  • Businesses seeking training to upskill incumbent and new employees
  • Adults looking to fulfill a requirement for work or to advance their career with short term training
  • Parents of children looking for summer activities and learning opportunities
  • Retired individuals desiring to continue their learning and personal growth journey
  • Adults of all ages seeking personal enrichment to explore areas of interest and growth

Our mission

CBIS staff are proactive leaders and innovators, providing partnership, advocacy, and training resources in service to our local workforce and community partners.

We strive to provide exceptional customer service, professional products, and creative services for and with our partners to:

  • Foster employee success which fosters employer success
  • Provide support for high-quality training content and strategies for ongoing learning in the areas of workforce development
  • Create connections along the educational and employment pipeline
  • Ensure adults have access to workforce training opportunities and industry certifications to progress in their career path.
  • Connect your needs with the financial support of state grants where and when possible.
  • Engage the community in meaningful personal enrichment programming.

…Resulting in an innovative, skilled, and educated workforce.

Our values

The Continuing Education Team is committed to:

  • Inclusion/equity
  • Exceptional service
  • Building relationships
  • Learning and innovation

A note for Employers:

We’ve made it our business to help your business succeed. Our programs are known for utilizing training consultants from around the country with expertise in specific workplace topics, the use of BBCC state-of-the-art facilities, and partnerships with BBCC faculty with real-world experience.

We partner with businesses small and large to provide exactly the training they need to succeed. Employees continue to work while upskilling their talents; businesses gain the talent they need to grow and thrive.  All of this with the intent of partnering your business with a state-wide grant to support your training needs financially as well. (See JSP Assistance and CTP Assistance grants below)

…It all adds up to successful businesses and a stronger economy.

Job Skills Program Assistance

Through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), Job Skills Program (JSP) grants are awarded to partner employers through the BBCC Center for Business and Industry Services (CBIS). JSP funds the actual training cost for the employer; while partner employers provide a cash or in-kind match to fund the other half – such as paying for employee wages and benefits to attend the trainings.

Funds are awarded through CBIS to partner employers on a first-approved, rolling basis throughout the fiscal year.

Customized Training Program Assistance

Businesses that provide employment opportunities in Washington state may be eligible for interest-free training loan assistance for customized contract training to partner employers through the BBCC Center for Business and Industry Services (CBIS).

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) administers the program funds.

Ed2Go Online Training

  • Online Instructor-Led Courses (ILC)
    Instructor Led Courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and lead by an expert instructor. New sessions start monthly and are in six-week formats with lessons released on the third Wednesday of each month.
    • Comprehensive online course in a convenient six-week format
    • Expert instructors lead each course
    • Engaging student discussion areas
    • New sessions start monthly
    • Confirmation of completion awarded with passing score
  • Online Career Training Programs (CTP)
    Our Career Training Programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field and are aligned with in-demand, fast-growing careers.
    • Learn in-demand skills recognized by employers
    • Many courses prepare students for a national certification
    • Start anytime – work at your own pace and complete in 3 to 6 months and up to a year
    • Textbooks and learning materials are included
    • Expert instructor assistance provided
    • You’ll be teamed up with an amazing Student Advisor who will support you from start to finish
    • Academic Counselors will guide you through the enrollment process
CBIS Contact
CBIS Staff
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Cardwell, Regan

CBIS/Career Services

Laszlo, Beth

Center for Business & Industry Services Director
(509) 793-2425
Daneen Berry Guerin

Berry-Guerin, Daneen

Dean of Workforce Education
(509) 793-2053
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