A Credential Can Change Your Career

Founded in 2020, we’re on a mission to enable Virginians to quickly acquire the skills and resources they need to succeed in a competitive job market. We believe credentialing is the path forward. In collaboration with our education partners and many of Virginia’s largest employers, we’ve guided thousands of scholars toward successful employment.

A Credential Can Change Your Career

Founded in 2020, we’re on a mission to enable Virginians to quickly acquire the skills and resources they need to succeed in a competitive job market. We believe credentialing is the path forward. In collaboration with our education partners and many of Virginia’s largest employers, we’ve guided thousands of scholars toward successful employment.

Choose Your Career Path

Discover your future with one of Virginia Ready’s supported career paths. Whether you aspire to excel in healthcare, business and IT, or skilled trades, we support programs and provide resources to equip you with the skills and credentials necessary to thrive in these in-demand industries.

Healthcare

Embark on a rewarding journey in the healthcare industry, where you can make a meaningful impact on people’s lives. From nursing to pharmacy technician, these career paths offer diverse opportunities for growth and advancement. Virginia Ready is here to guide and support you along the way as you navigate this vital field and seize new opportunities.

  • Advanced EMT
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician

Partnering to Accelerate Your Career

Why should you become a Virginia Ready Scholar? We help you become career ready and connect you directly with employment opportunities in your credential industry.

Career Path Assessment

Tools and resources to explore a new career

Join a network of over 7,000+ Virginia Ready Scholars

Develop career readiness skills with 8 self-paced modules

$1,000 Credential Achievement Award

Direct networking with Business Partners hiring in your industry

“The organization’s track record speaks for itself. Any company located in Virginia, large or small, is relying on a well-skilled employee base from which to draw much-needed talent. With support from employers, Virginia Ready is facilitating access to a broader pool of motivated, skilled, and credentialed workers to fill key jobs.”

Tom McInerney

President and CEO

Genworth

Career
Resources

From job search resources to personalized guidance, we provide the tools and support you need to navigate the job market, secure employment, and thrive in your chosen field.

VA Ready Scholar Resume Resource Guide
The Winning Interview Strategy with Lenore Coaching
Soft Skills Resource Series: Time Management
VA Ready Scholar Interview Strategy Guide
Industry Insight: Key Takeaways From Our Talent Task Force Forum
Essentials for a Successful Job Search with Lenore Coaching
Resume Gaps and Career Changes Workshop with Lenore Coaching
Free Support Services for Scholars
Getting A Job With No Relevant Experience Workshop With Lenore...
7 Components of Effective Professional Communication

Latest Updates & Blogs

Stay informed and inspired with the latest updates and insightful blogs from Virginia Ready, empowering you with valuable industry insights, success stories, and resources to fuel your professional growth.

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Succeed in your Career. Become a Scholar.

Take the first step towards success in your career by becoming a Virginia Ready Scholar and gain access to valuable resources, training, and support to achieve your professional goals.