Workforce Training Assistance | BRCC, Virginia

Workforce Training Financial Assistance

Workforce & Continuing Education students take courses that do not offer college credit and are not eligible for federal financial aid.  Several options may help cover the cost of short-term career-focused training.

FastForward Program

FastForward is a short-term workforce credential program to train Virginians for top, in-demand jobs across the Commonwealth.  The program discounts WCE classes by 2/3 for Virginia residents. 

Most credential programs take between six and 12 weeks and are built so students can get their education while they work.

Funding for this program is limited and may not be available at all times.

FastForward

G3: Get Skilled, Get a Job, Get Ahead

The G3 Grant Program makes community college more affordable for low to middle income families seeking employment in high-demand sectors such as technology, skilled trades, and healthcare. Program subject to General Assembly funding.

G3 Program

VAReady

Are you looking for a new career? How about getting retrained in a rigorous 6 to 12 week credential program for an in-demand job in a high-growth sector? If you are willing to take the challenge, you could get a new job in technology, healthcare or manufacturing. You can receive tuition grants from FastForward and earn a $1,000 award from VA Ready when you achieve your training credential.

VAReady

Workforce Training Aid

Blue Ridge Community College now has funding to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in certain noncredit programs leading to industry-recognized credentials.  Awards are based on financial need and other factors.

Workforce Aid

Noncredit Student Loans

Several lenders offer loan options to noncredit students.

Alternative Loans

Valley Workforce Centers

Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA)

Valley Workforce Centers in Staunton and Harrisonburg offer free services for job seekers and training/education funds for eligible individuals.

Workforce Centers