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Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) is a program funded by the Virginia General Assembly to encourage the attainment of high-demand workforce credentials by underwriting the cost of approved credential preparation programs for Virginia (VA) residents that meet VA domicile requirements. You are required to pay one-third of the cost of the program with the explicit expectation you will seek and obtain the related credential identified for your program of choice. Failure to complete the class will result in your financial obligation to pay an additional one-third of the cost of the program back to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Funding for this program is limited.

Here’s how it works:

  • You pay 1/3 of the tuition when you register.
  • The Commonwealth of Virginia pays 1/3 when you complete the class.
  • The final 1/3 is paid by the Commonwealth of Virginia when you earn a high-demand industry credential.

Tuition includes instruction, textbooks, materials, equipment, admissions requirements, and credential exam.

You are eligible if you:

  1. Meet the residency requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia
  2. Enroll in one of the programs listed below*

*Approved credentials are subject to change. Email for the most current list.

Need additional financial assistance?
Workforce Financial Assistance (FANTIC) provides funding for you if you demonstrate the required financial need in order to enroll in an approved workforce training program leading to the attainment of an industry recognized credential or licensure and are not eligible for other funding grants or financial assistance. Applicants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. This financial assistance will pay for 90% of the WCG price for the program. If you qualify, you will be responsible for 10% of your portion at the time of registration. Funding for this program is limited.

Candidates will be required to complete an application which will determine tuition assistance eligibility based on family income.  Download the WGC Workforce Financial Assistance Application and the Release Form.  Return the forms to Workforce Development & Continuing Education in ADM 101. For more information and questions please email or call (276)739-2430.

For more information and to register visit or call us at (276)739-2430.

Credential Credential Awarded By:
Commercial Driver’s License Program CDL-Commercial Driver’s License
Manufacturing Specialist Manufacturing Specialist-MS
Manufacturing Technician 1 Manufacturing Technician 1-MT1
Pharmacy Technician Certified Pharmacy Technician-CPhT
Phlebotomy Technician Program Phlebotomy Technician-PBT
Siemens Level 1 Level 1 Siemens Certified
Mechatronic Systems Assistant
Six Sigma Green Belt American Society for Quality
Six Sigma Yellow Belt American Society for Quality


Last updated: 9/20/2016 3:16:57 PM