Virginia Ready Initiative
Non-profit - Professional Organization
The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready), established in June of 2020, is a nonprofit organization initially formed in response to the economic hardships created by COVID-19. VA Ready is a dynamic partnership, with the Commonwealth’s leading businesses and the Virginia Community College System’s 23 community colleges, to retrain and equip Virginians who want to learn a new skill, find a fulfilling and sustainable new career, and take their future into their own hands.
VA Ready provides incentives for motivated Virginians to reskill for in-demand jobs in high-growth sectors. Upon achieving their new credential in one of approximately 36 selected training programs, “VA Ready Scholars” receive a $1,000 Credential Achievement Award and will be offered opportunities to interview at many of Virginia’s best companies. Career development resources including mentoring opportunities and resume development are offered throughout the VA Ready Scholar Journey.