If you’ve had your employment disrupted during the Covid-19 pandemic and are motivated to do something about it, VA Ready offers you an affordable, fast option to gain necessary skills for in-demand jobs. According to the FastForward grant program, job applicants with workforce credentials are twice as likely to be hired than applicants with no credentials. Becoming a VA Ready Scholar offers you the following benefits:

Affordable, Quick Training

The average cost of a FastForward training program is less than $3,000. FastForward covers 2/3 of the tuition for the program and financial aid may be available to help pay for the remainder. We are partnered with Virginia Community Colleges to offer credential programs to develop these skills in only 6-12 weeks. 

​Earn a Credential Achievement Award

VA Ready Scholars will receive a $1,000 award upon completing the course and earning the credential.

Connect with our Business Partners

Upon earning the credential, there is potential for VA Ready Scholars to interview with our Business Partners.

Develop Useful Professional Skills

The VA Ready Scholar program will soon include partnerships with other programs to include job readiness skills that set graduates apart.

High Completion Rate

With more than 90% of students successfully finishing the credential courses at FastForward, students will be prepared to enter the workforce with the skills for success. 

Ready to earn a new credential to get a job and launch your new career?