Virginia is allocating $30 million in federal CARES Act dollars to help those who have been impacted by the pandemic pursue workforce training in high-demand fields.
The new Re-Employing Virginians (REV) initiative will provide scholarships to eligible individuals to enroll in a workforce or community college program in five essential industries—health care, information technology, skilled trades, public safety, and early childhood education.
“Virginians who have been furloughed, had hours reduced, or lost a job because of the pandemic are struggling and wondering what the future holds,” said Northam, who announced the initiative on Friday.
“Investing in programs that help people develop skills in high-demand fields is a win for workers, employers, and our economy. As we focus on recovering from the impacts of the global pandemic, the new REV initiative will give Virginians the resources they need to get back on their feet and help ensure that our commonwealth emerges from th...
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