Virginia Career Works
Virginia Career Works Centers offer free services for anyone needing assistance with a job search, as well as training and education funding for eligible individuals seeking training and employment. Career Specialists located throughout the Shenandoah Valley region implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for those individuals who are unable to find employment on their own. If you are low-income, underemployed, laid off from your previous employment, or a youth (14-24 years old) with a barrier to employment, you may be eligible for services to pay for training and education so you can acquire additional skills that lead to employment.
Access WIOA Services
- Contact your local Virginia Career Works Center
- Sign up to attend a WIOA Information Workshop; schedule varies by center. To find out when the next workshop will be held, call or view upcoming events.
- It is helpful to bring the following eligibility documents to the WIOA Information Workshop:
- Citizenship – birth certificate or driver’s license
- Income – pay stubs or unemployment records
- Selective Service – for males born after 1959
- Employment Status – layoff letter or unemployment documentation
- Make an appointment at the information workshop to meet with a Career Specialist to develop your Individualized Employment Plan.
Frequently Asked Questions about WIOA Financial Assistance
WIOA funding can be used for workforce training that leads to a certificate or credential in a career that is in demand in this area.
Since the enrollment process varies in length, we suggest contacting your local Virginia Career Works Center as soon as possible.
Blue Ridge Community College Workforce & Continuing Education (540-453-0264)
No, this is a federally-funded grant program, not a loan.