Our Partners​

Why Partnerships Matter?

Partnerships are at the heart of our mission at Virginia Ready. By fostering collaborations with businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations, we create a powerful talent development ecosystem that fuels economic growth, expands opportunities, and supports the success of our scholars.

Virginia Ready provides the foundational architecture for economic mobility by helping Virginians take control of their futures by opening the doors to new career paths and advocating for employers to place equal weight on credential-based applicants (in comparison to those with two and four year degrees), while enabling organizations to fulfill their DE&I promises.


Become a Champion in
Economic Mobility


Connecting Scholars

to high-quality, industry-specific training programs that provide the skills they need to obtain and sustain in-demand jobs.


Supporting Career Advancement

in individuals’ careers by providing them with the career readiness they need to succeed.


Driving Economic Growth

and prosperity in Virginia by developing career-minded scholars that are well-equipped to meet the demands of their chosen industry.


Being a Skills-First Ally

in the workforce by providing equal access to training and employment opportunities for all Virginians, regardless of their background or previous experiences, leading to a more equitable job market.


Building Strong Partnerships

in businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations to provide individuals with the best possible opportunities for economic mobility.

Business Partners

Partnership with Virginia Ready ensures you are delivering on your corporate social responsibility commitments by advancing the shared goal of sustained socioeconomic mobility throughout the Commonwealth. 

Partner with Virginia Ready and support the next generation of workforce!



Partner Since 2020

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Partner Since 2020

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Dominion Energy

Partner Since 2020


Education Partners

Our education partners form the backbone of Virginia Ready’s training and credentialing initiatives, ensuring high-quality education and industry-relevant programs for our scholars. Through collaborative efforts, we create pathways to success and equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their careers.

Grow With Google

Coming August 2023.

Sentara College of Health Sciences

We've partnered with Sentara's College of Health Sciences to support their Patient Care Technic...

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)

FastForward is a short-term, low-cost workforce credential program to train Virginians for top,...

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.

Partners Testimonials

"At Maximus, we foster a culture that respects and values individual contributions and differences that spark innovation, leadership, and exceptional performance. Incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion is a personal and business imperative. Given the diverse nature of our BPO services, we offer a wide variety of employment opportunities from supporting individuals through case work and engagement center operations to driving business development opportunities, to enhancing our digital transformation through IT. No matter the role, we are driven by our mission to help government serve people though health and human services benefit programs, here in Virginia, as well as across the country and around the world. We are proud to partner with Virginia Ready and help Virginians find a home at Maximus."

Bruce Caswell
President and CEO


"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


Partner With
Virginia Ready

Join our mission to empower individuals and shape the future of workforce development in Virginia. At Virginia Ready, we welcome partnerships with businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations that share our commitment to creating economic opportunities and fostering career growth. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and contribute to a thriving and inclusive job market.