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Career Start Programs

Your children are learning online. Now you can too.

If you are a PARENT who is starting out or starting again, we can help.

Through FREE job training classes, parents with dependent children, TANF recipients and working parents can get connected to training programs for jobs in the region’s top industries.

If you are a parent with children at home, we can help you get started with online learning:

  • Free Tuition, Fees, and Supplies
  • GED Instruction (if needed)
  • Skills for Online Learning 
  • Career Coaching
  • Certification Preparation and Training
  • Employability Skills Training
  • Job Search Assistance

Programs Available:

NRF Customer Service Certification with Career Exploration

  • National Retail Federation

Leads to careers in:

  • Customer Service Careers:  Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Retail Services, Call Centers, Office Specialists
  • Healthcare Careers: Certified Nurse Aide, Medical Terminology, Patient Care Tech, EMT, Medical Coding, Pharmacy Tech
  • Supply Chain Logistics and Warehousing Careers:  Certified Logistics Associate, Certified Logistics Technician, Forklift Operator, Supply Chain Manager
  • Building and Construction Careers: Apprenticeship, HVAC 1, Electricity 1, Building Construction Certificate

*Visit today for links to our class schedule, information sessions and eligibility requirements.  Classes combine online learning with hands-on activities, video lectures, and independent projects.  Prospective students will complete an eligibility worksheet, reading assessment and personal interview.  Copies of your Birth Certificate, Social Security Card and Driver’s License will be required to show eligibility.

These programs are funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Road to Success in Virginia (RSVP) Initiative, Capital One, Virginia Credit Union and other grant sources.

Program Locations: Reynolds Downtown Campus and Petersburg Technical Center.  Please Note: All programs are being held online at this time.  On campus classes are subject to resume as restrictions are lifted.

Questions?  Call the CareerStart office at (804) 523-5345 or email