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Re-Employing Virginians (REV) Initiative - Free Career Training

Re-Employing Virginians (REV) Initiative 

Governor Northam announced that Virginia’s Community Colleges received $27 million to help current and future students impacted by COVID-19 cover the costs of tuition and fees in fields that will lead to careers in their community. 

The initiative, Re-Employing Virginians (REV), will provide one-time education vouchers of up to $3,000 to register in a qualifying full-time workforce program and up to $1,500 to register part-time or in a short-term training program.

Individuals are eligible if… 

  • You are a Virginia resident.
  • You received Virginia unemployment benefits on or after August 1, 2020 (you don’t have to be newly unemployed on/after August 1, benefits may have started prior) -OR- or you lost a full-time job due to COVID-19 and currently earn less than $15 per hour working part-time.
  • You’re interested in pursuing training or classes in a high-demand area: Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Public Safety, Skilled Trades.

Individuals should contact their local community college as soon as possible to apply before the December 14, 2020 enrollment deadline. For more information, visit https://www.vccs.edu/rev/.  

This grant will provide Virginians a chance to regain control of their futures in a quick and impactful way, and we hope you can help us share the opportunity within your community.

To view the flyer in English, please click here.

To view the flyer in Spanish, please click here