More colleges are finding ways to help ELL, adult basic skills, and GED students access higher education and workforce training, many of which are based on Washington state’s iBEST (Integrated Basic Education Skills Training). Washington’s program, first piloted nearly a decade ago, involves pairing adult basic education or ESL instructors with professional/technical instructors to collaborate on curriculum and support that will enable students build their basic skills competencies at the same time as they earn college credit and receive occupational training. Studies suggest this strategy is effective at improving educational outcomes for this underserved population (credit accumulation, retention, and completion), and Washington SBCTC is pushing to expand the iBEST program to more two-year colleges in the state and to offer both professional/technical and academic options. Detractors suggest the shared classroom time between the two instructors (currently a program requirement) is prohibitively expensive, though many see this aspect as foundational to the program’s success. While the programs are designed to attract ELL, ABE, and GED students, some of the certificate and degree programs students follow require college-level transfer courses and thus involve college composition faculty.