Regional Core Training (RCT) is Washington State’s six-week pre-service foundational training designed to prepare newly hired social service specialists with the basic knowledge, skills, and understanding to begin their careers in public child welfare for the State of Washington. RCT is a comprehensive training containing multiple sessions which lay the foundation for continuous on-the-job learning and professional development critical to developing competent, confident, and effective child welfare professionals.
RCT consists of a cohesive developmental curriculum in which knowledge and skills are broadened and deepened. RCT provides participants with blended learning opportunities, including classroom instruction, field activities, and coaching. RCT is organized into three distinct learning modules, each with a subset of dedicated instruction.