We’re helping get Virginians back to work.

Over one million Virginians have experienced employment disruption, including unemployment, due to Covid-19. VA Ready’s goal is to reward Virginians who seize the moment and commit themselves to training for in-demand jobs. We’ve partnered with businesses across Virginia and Virginia’s Community Colleges and the FastForward Workforce Credential Program to equip them with the skills needed for sustainable jobs in high-growth sectors.

WAS YOUR EMPLOYMENT DISRUPTED DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC? DO YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?

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, manufacturing, or skilled trades. You can receive tuition grants from FastForward and earn a $1,000 award from VA Ready when you achieve your training credential.

Take a look at how we're helping Virginians


Launched on June 29, 2020, VA Ready has gained momentum and is being noticed across Virginia. Take a look at what some in the media are saying:

Business Partners

Founding Partners

Carilion Clinic
Dominion Energy
EY
Genworth Financial
PwC
SAIC

Strategic Partners

Bank of America
Booz Allen Hamilton
CoStar Group
K12 Inc.
Perspecta
Sentara Healthcare

Business Partners

 
1901 Group
BAE Systems
Bon Secours Richmond
CNSI
General Dynamics
 
 
Harris Williams
Huntington Ingalls Industries
ManTech
Maximus
Northrop Grumman
 

Professional Partners



McGuireWoods & McGuireWoods Consulting
Pinkston
KPMG