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Financial Assistance

Workforce Training Financial Assistance

Whether you need professional development, career training, or to renew your credentials, here is a sampling of the training courses and test prep we provide to support your career. Several prepare you for certification/licensure exams. Some programs qualify for financial assistance. Learn more about our programs by contacting

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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.

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.

VA Ready

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.

Noncredit Student Loans

Several lenders offer loan options to noncredit students.

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.

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(540) 234-9261
Box 80, One College Lane
Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486

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