Virginia Community Colleges To Help Those In Need Due To COVID-19
(ALL information from the Virginia Community College Website)
Are you a Virginia citizen who is suffering financial or vocational loss due to COVID-19? Through the Re-Employing Virginians campaign (per the governor’s office) there is a $27 million campaign to help current and future students cover tuition and fees at any one of the Virginia Community College campuses. This will serve to help thousands of Virginians, and you might qualify to be one of them.
The Eligibility requirements are as follows:
You are a Virginia citizen.
You filed a claim for unemployment benefits on or after August 1, 2020.
You lost your full-time job due to COVID-19 and currently earn less than $15 per hour -OR- you lost a full-time job because COVID-19 caused your employer to close or reduce staffing, and you are now working in a part-time job that pays less than $15 per hour.
You are interested in pursuing training or classes in a high-demand area: Early Childhood Education, Health-care, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Public Safety, Skilled Trades.
If you meet the above requirements, please go to the Virginia Community College’s website and fill out the form. From there you will receive an REV voucher, and you can then plan out your course load, and even receive up to $1,500 towards short-term work training. There are other financial assistance options available as well.
You must enroll by December 14, 2020, so do not delay. To go to the website click here.