BEST Program

Basic Education Skills Training Program (BEST)

The Basic Education Skills Training Program (BEST) is designed for recipients of Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) through the Department of Human Services (DHS). Activities and courses are planned to meet the individual needs of eligible participants through assessment, counseling, General Education Development (GED) preparation courses, life skills, and job readiness. Financial assistance is also available for career technology courses for BEST participants. The ultimate goal of BEST is to have the participant succeed in his/her employment goals and find suitable employment.

Who is eligible

  • Any individual who is currently receiving TANF cash benefits (support)
  • Participants must be 17 years of age or older

What is available

  • Academic assessment
  • Career assessment
  • Interest assessment
  • Orientation to BEST
  • Metro Technology Centers Orientation
  • Academic enhancement (for GED preparation)
  • Life skills components to foster growth and success
  • Job readiness courses
  • Individualized Employment Strategies Plan
  • Computerized Placement Services (G.E.M.)
  • Training at one of Metro Technology Centers' campuses
  • Customized training courses for BEST participants
  • ADA 504 accommodations are available to students with disabilities
  • ESL interpreters are available to non-English speaking students
  • Computer literacy training available for all participants

How to Apply

  • Bring the TW-2 and TW-3 forms provided by your DHS caseworker to the BEST program located at the Metro Technology Centers Metro Career Academy. Additional information will be provided at that time. For questions call (405)595-4315, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.