Supported Programs and Courses

Focusing on employer demand, Virginia Ready identified three persistently undersupplied industries that need talent: Business/IT, Healthcare, and Skilled Trades.

We focused on occupations with the most need for skilled workers, the skills that can be acquired through short-term programs (2 weeks to 10 months).

Credential training programs are offered online and in person, and vary by education partner.


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

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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.

  • Diesel Technician
  • Electrical
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • HVAC
  • Manufacturing Technician 1
  • Marine Trades Training
  • Plumbing
  • Power Line Worker
  • Welding

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Enter the dynamic business and information technology world, where innovation and possibilities abound. From customer service to cloud-based computing, 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.

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Solutions Architect
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Customer Service
  • Project Manager

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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.