Virginia Ready

Retraining Virginia's Unemployed to Get Back to Work Virginia Ready logo

VA Ready provides registered VA Ready Scholars a $1,000 Credential Achievement Award upon obtaining the final credential in select training programs in the following sectors: healthcare, information technology and manufacturing/skilled trades/transportation.

Student Eligibility

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Eligible Programs Offered at PVCC

  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • EKG Technician
  • Nurse Aide
  • Medication Aide
  • Phlebotomy Technician
Information Technology
  • A+
  • Network+
  • Security+
Skilled Trades
  • Electrical, Levels 1-4
  • HVAC, Levels 1-4
  • Heavy Equipment Operator, Levels 1-2
  • Plumbing, Levels 1-4
  • Basic Welder
  • Gas Metal Tung Welding (GMAW)
  • Pipe Welding
  • Commercial Driver's License - Class A Only


Eligible programs subject to change. Check VA Ready program list for most recent information.


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The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready) is a public charity focused on retraining Virginia’s unemployed for in-demand occupations in high-growth industries. VA Ready brought together over 35 leading companies across Virginia and established a partnership with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and the Commonwealth’s existing FastForward Workforce Credential Program.