NORFOLK, Va. - If you've lost your job or had your hours cut because of the pandemic, a Virginia nonprofit can help.
VA Ready is offering incentives to encourage people to get new training for in-demand jobs.
They'll pay $1,000 to people who complete an eligible program through a Virginia community college.
Programs that are eligible are part of the FastForward program, which pays two-thirds of your tuition.
Many of the courses take just six to twelve weeks to complete.
Since the nonprofit launched over the summer, they've seen a big response.
"We have nearly 400 people in courses today, and we've already had 26 people come out the backside and I believe all of them have jobs," said Glenn Youngkin, VA Ready co-founder.
There are a variety of occupations in which people can get training, including technology, healthcare and trades.
"These are high-growth sectors, in-demand jobs, and at a time when we have record unemployment, I just think it's a great opportunity for people to find a new beginning," said Youngkin.
You can learn more and see what steps you need to take to participate on the VA Ready website.