RCC Workforce to offer Tuition Assistance for Welding, CDL and More

In every corner of Virginia, people are eager to find meaningful jobs, and employers are looking for workers with the right skills.

In the decade leading up to 2023, Virginia businesses will need to hire more than 1.4 million people to replace retiring workers and fill newly-created jobs.

According to the National Skills Coalition, almost half of the job openings in Virginia between 2010 and 2020 will require some post-high school education, but not necessarily a bachelor’s degree. To land these jobs applicants need industry-recognized credentials, certifications, and licenses.

Virginia’s Community Colleges offer a wide variety of workforce training programs to help prepare people and businesses to succeed in the 21st-century marketplace.

These programs are known as “FastForward” vocations, because they can help Virginians train for fulfilling new careers in weeks or months, instead of semesters or years.

RCC Workforce Fast Forward tuition assistance may be available to subsidize training costs — for specific programs such as welding, commercial truck driving, industrial manufacturing, and more.

This exciting program allows participants to pay only one-third of the tuition cost while the Fast Forward program covers the remaining two-thirds upon the successful course and credential completion.

RCC also has tuition assistance available through other sources. To learn more about these exciting funding opportunities, please contact the RCC Workforce staff at 804-758-6750 or tbremar@rappahannock.edu.