• Ready to become a VA Ready Scholar?

    Simply complete the agreement form below. Once you do, you will receive an e-mail with your agreement details and instructions on how to receive your award. Remember, you will receive your reward once you complete your course and successfully earn the industry recognized credential associated with your VCCS FastForward program, and have provided proof of your credential achievement to your VCCS FastForward program.

    VA Ready Scholar Agreement*

    I understand that the VA Ready mission is to support out-of-work Virginians by working with businesses throughout Virginia and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to train motivated Virginians for in-demand jobs in growing industry sectors.

    I also understand VA Ready has identified approximately 30 VCCS FastForward non-credit training programs that qualify for the VA Ready Scholars award.

    As an out-of-work Virginian, I want to fully engage in the VA Ready Scholar program by enrolling in one of VA Ready’s selected VCCS FastForward credential programs.

    As a VA Ready Scholar, I understand that once I provide proof of my credential to my VCCS FastForward program I will receive a $1,000 Credential Achievement Award from VA Ready and be given access to the VA Ready Job Exchange via email on the VA Ready website.

    In addition, I understand that eligibility to become a VA Ready Scholar is not restricted by any other criteria than those listed herein and VA Ready is not providing me tuition assistance or a scholarship, nor is VA Ready guaranteeing me employment in any respect, with any employer.

    I understand that the VA Ready Credential Achievement Awards are made on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis, and VA Ready does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, disability, national origin, veteran, other protected status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

  • With this understanding:

    I agree to be a VA Ready Scholar, and by signing this agreement, I confirm and agree the following:

    I confirm that I am unemployed.

    I confirm that I am enrolled in a VCCS FastForward program at a Virginia Community College in a VA ready Scholar approved course that begins after August 1, 2020.

    I agree to receive communication via email/text with VA Ready during the course of my program so that I can be made aware of additional offerings and services of VA Ready that could support me in my training program and my search for employment following the achievement of my credential. I understand that I can choose my preferred method of communication below.

    I give permission for the VCCS to provide my name, address, email address, telephone number, and other demographic details in order to verify my enrollment in a VA Ready approved program with VCCS FastForward at my college. I further give permission for the VCCS to provide verification of my credential attainment to the VA Ready Scholars program.

    I agree to provide feedback to VA Ready on its program via anonymous online survey that I can complete at my convenience.

    I understand that, upon completion of my credential, I will be provided with access to the Job Exchange at VA Ready and may apply for job opportunities listed on the Job Exchange, but understand that VA Ready is not guaranteeing me with employment in any respect with any employer and is not requiring that I accept employment with any employer.

    I understand that if I do not provide verification of earning the industry recognized credential associated with my VCCS FastForward program to my VCCS FastForward program and to VA Ready, I will not be entitled to receive the $1,000 VA Ready Credential Achievement Award.

    I agree with the storage and handling of my data in accordance with VA Ready’s privacy policy and terms of service. I have been provided with copies and had the opportunity to review the VA Ready Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

  • Signed,

  • Community College Enrollment Information*

    Please provide us with your community college enrollment information details below.

  • Voluntary Information

    Completion of the information below is completely optional. None of this data has any impact on your eligibility to become a VA Ready Scholar VA Ready sincerely requests your completion as the data collected is for internal use only and will be used to inform VA Ready on how to better market and provide future resources.

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