Virginia Ready

To help Virginians get back to work during the unprecedented employment challenges of Covid-19, this program rewards those who seize the moment and commit themselves to training for in-demand jobs.


Virginia Ready

If you’ve suffered employment disruption during the pandemic and are ready to get back to work, VA Ready is committed to supporting you. The VA Ready Scholars program was created for people who have recently found themselves without steady, full-time work – laid-off or furloughed in response to the pandemic.

Scholars receive tuition grants through FastForward as well as a $1,000 Credential Achievement Award upon completion of a program. Participants can also receive career coaching and opportunities to interview at top Virginia companies upon successful completion. This partnership supports approximately 30 in-demand training programs to get you certified and back in the workforce.

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Virginia Ready certification courses

  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Medical Assistant
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • HVAC - Level 1
  • Electrical - Level 1
  • Heavy Equipment Operations - Level 1
  • Manufacturing 1 (MT1)
  • Customer Service Credential
  • Project Management Prep (PMP)
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