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VA Ready expands program to get more Virginians back to work

Posted at 3:04 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 15:04:24-05

RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready) launched this summer to reskill unemployed Virginians who were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 400 people are already taking part in the program.

Now, it is also open to Virginians who are underemployed, furloughed, working reduced hours, or working part-time to support themselves and their families.

Co-founder Glenn Youngkin joined Virginia This Morning to share details about the expansion of the program that will allow more Virginians to take part in this opportunity -- and how you can get involved.

The VA Ready Scholar program provides added incentives for participants, offering a $1,000 award upon completion of their credential training and the opportunity to interview with VA Ready business partners.

To learn more about these programs, watch the video above. To apply, visit their website.