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Workforce Credential Grant Program

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Workforce Credential Grant Program

In every corner of the Commonwealth, people are eager to find meaningful jobs, and employers are looking to hire workers with the right skills.

Recognizing the importance of promoting a capable workforce to meet the needs of employers and build Virginia’s economy, state lawmakers created a new grant program in 2016 to make specific workforce training programs much more affordable for students.

The new grant program reduces the student cost of specific Workforce Credential training programs by two-thirds so that more people can access this type of training and the jobs that stem from it. 

 

LIST OF COURSES ELIGIBLE FOR CREDENTIAL GRANTS

 

 

Workforce Credential Success Stories

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Penny Flippo of Henrico, Virginia was willing to drive an hour and a half to school every day for two months. She was studying to become a truck driver. 

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After 11 weeks of intensive training, Luke Storey graduated from the Power Line Worker training school and earned several life-changing certificates and credentials. More importantly, he found a good-paying job.

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Christina McKenzie struggled to find a meaningful job that also paid the bills. She had been working for three years as a personal care aide but was feeling unfulfilled until a friend told her about the Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) program at Patrick Henry Community College.

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