G3 Initiative

FastForward workforce development courses at CCWA are one program option covered by G3 funds, which provide “last dollar” scholarships for full tuition, fees and books.

G3-Initiative

In a recent announcement, Governor Ralph Northam introduced the "Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back", or G3 initiative, offering tuition-free community college to qualified Virginians who want to prepare for high-demand careers.

FastForward workforce development courses at CCWA are one program option covered by G3 funds, which provide “last dollar” scholarships for full tuition, fees and books. Eligible FastForward courses include: a number of occupational training options in manufacturing, healthcare, trades and information technology, each of which can be completed in 4 to 16 weeks.

In addition to receiving free tuition, fees and supplies, job seekers whose employment was impacted by COVID followed by personal economic hardship may also be eligible for a $1,000 Virginia Ready cash stipend.

If you are interested in one of the following CCWA G3 programs, contact CCWA or call (804) 523-2292.

Healthcare

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • EKG Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician Specialist
  • Medical Coding & Billing Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician

Information Technology

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate)
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Security Specialist
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Python Programming

Skilled Trades

  • Core-Introductory Craft Skills
  • Electrical - Level 1
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • HVAC - Level 1
  • Lean Practitioner
  • Manufacturing Specialist (MS)
  • Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1)

Virginia Department of Transportation Certifications

  • VDOT - Central Mix Aggregate Plant
  • VDOT - Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control Training and Flagger Certification
  • VDOT - Inspector Series
    • Bridge Preservation for Inspectors
    • Documentation & Record Keeping for Inspectors
    • New Structures and Bridges for Inspectors
    • Plan Reading for Inspectors
    • Roadway Construction & Drainage for Inspectors
    • Site Manager
    • Structures and Bridges for Inspectors
    • Surveying for Inspectors

Learn more about G3 academic programs at our partner colleges:
John Tyler Community College - G3 Programs
Reynolds Community College - G3 Programs

Read the Governor's News Release:
Governor's News Release (Wednesday, March 29, 2021)

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