I-BEST Programs

If you are interested in job training but worried that your English language or basic reading and math skills might hold you back, Shoreline's I-BEST programs could be for you. Anyone looking for career training that comes with strong support from a team of caring teachers should consider an I-BEST program.

How Does It Work?

I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training program) has two instructors in the same classroom to teach technical and basic skills.

Students who need to improve their English language or brush up on math can get the help they need while studying in the career field of their choice. These programs provide a way for intermediate English language learners to start college classes (typically at ESL Level 5). A high school diploma is not required, and adults over age 21 can get dual credit towards a high school diploma while they participate in any of our I-BEST programs.

What I-BEST Programs are Available?

Shoreline currently offers three I-BEST programs. For more information, click on the program title.

Automotive General Service Technician (GST)
In this three-quarter program, students will learn the basic automotive technology fundamentals and maintenance procedures to prepare for entry-level positions in the service industry. 

Manufacturing/Machinist Technology AAAS
This three-quarter program prepares students for entry into the high demand job market as a machining technician.

Nursing Assistant Certified Certificate
This one-quarter certificate program prepares students for entry into one of the highest demand positions in the health care field. Nursing assistants work with registered nurses and LPNs in hospitals, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.  

Contact Us


Mary Lockman
I-BEST Program Specialist
(206) 546-6930