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Career Paths

In-Demand Jobs

Our career paths have been carefully chosen based on industry demand, growth projections, and opportunities for economic mobility, ensuring that our scholars are well-positioned for success in these thriving sectors in Virginia.

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

Our Hiring Partners

Our partners are invested in the mission of upskilling Virginians for in-demand jobs. They are leaders in workforce development which creates pathways of employment toward family-sustainable careers for Virginia Ready Scholars.

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

Grow With Google

Coming August 2023.

Sentara

Sentara Healthcare celebrates a 130-year history of innovation, compassion and community benefit. Based in Norfolk, VA, Sentara is a diverse not-for-profit family of 12 hospitals, an array of integrated services and a...

Dominion Energy

More than 7 million customers in 20 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to achieving net zero carbon...

Carilion Clinic

Bank of America

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, s...

Northrop Grumman

Sentara College of Health Sciences

We've partnered with Sentara's College of Health Sciences to support their Patient Care Technician program which is offered three times per year and provides nearly 180 hours of hands-on training in classes, clinicals...

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)

FastForward is a short-term, low-cost workforce credential program to train Virginians for top, in-demand jobs across the Commonwealth. FastForward covers ⅔ of the cost of tuition for a wide range of credential progra...

Our Hiring Partners

Our partners are invested in the mission of upskilling Virginians for in-demand jobs. They are leaders in workforce development which creates pathways of employment toward family-sustainable careers for Virginia Ready Scholars.

Healthcare

Embark on a rewarding journey in the healthcare industry, where you can make a meaningful impact on people’s lives. From hospital support to patient care, 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.

Skilled Trades

Discover the world of skilled trades, where craftsmanship and hands-on expertise are highly valued. From welding to electrical work, these career paths offer opportunities to build a successful and fulfilling career. Virginia Ready is here to support you as you hone your skills, offering guidance and resources to help you excel in this essential field and achieve your goals.

Business / I.T.

Enter the dynamic business and information technology world, where innovation and possibilities abound. From customer service to software development, these career paths offer exciting avenues for professional growth. Virginia Ready can help you navigate this ever-evolving industry, providing guidance and support as you progress in your career.

Scholar Testimonials

"I wouldn't even have been able to take the course and get extra income without the Virginia Ready program. Plus the Credential Achievement Award after passing my course was very helpful as well."

Tawaniah Burnham
Medical Assistant Scholar

"I would not be helping patients and doing what I love had it not been for Virginia Ready’s support."

Anna Williams
Phlebotomy Scholar

"Let your passions guide you. If it’s something you want to do, the sacrifices and extra time spent will all be worth it. Virginia Ready has helped me get my foot in the door."

Donald Harlow
CompTIA Security+ Scholar

"The cumulative effect of the program has been life-changing without the least addition of exaggeration. I now have a job that even with all of the daily pressures [of the job still leaves me fulfilled at the end of the day. I think what resonates with me the most is the quality of family time that I have gained."

John Hayden
CompTIA A+ Scholar

"Virginia Ready helped with updating my resume to submit my job applications. They gave me a digital Virginia Ready badge that I got to attach to my resume which made it look really nice, and I was able to talk about Virginia Ready at my interview"

Madison Alvis
CNA Scholar

"Without Virginia Ready, I doubt I would ever have taken the first steps, but today I am reaching higher than I ever expected to be able to."

Rachael McLelland
Medical Assistant Scholar

"I did this in the middle of a pandemic, in the middle of grief, in the middle of being a single parent, and if it wasn’t for Virginia Ready making it so simple, financial-wise, I wouldn’t have been able to keep up."

Rebecca Austin
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Scholar

Richmond

"Virginia Ready gave me hope and a much-needed opportunity to learn a new skill that I know will serve me in my future career endeavors."

Tracey Delagarza
Marine Trade Training: Welding Level 1 Scholar

Newport News

"I was able to go back with the company I was with before, in a much higher position."

Grayson Hopkins
Comp TIA Network+ Scholar

Roanoke

"Participating in Virginia Ready is one of the many steps I’ve taken to improve myself, avoid poverty, and provide for my daughter."

Cierra Jordan
Marine Trade Training Coating Level 1 Scholar

Virginia Beach

"I have a big ambition about this career, and that’s my goal. I want to continue gaining experience traveling the country and welding throughout the United States… I just hope more people can find out about the program and take advantage of it."

Genesis Boros
Welding Scholar

Staunton

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.