Recently Unemployed? Earn up to $3,000 Towards High Demand Credentials

By November 10, 2020February 25th, 2021Blog, Featured, Workforce Spotlight

The new REV program is providing tuition assistance to help recently unemployed workers earn credentials in high demand, high growth fields such as information technology, cybersecurity, engineering, allied health and the skilled trades.

Using $30 million in funds to support workforce training, Governor Ralph Northam has recently announced the ‘Re-Employing Virginians’ (REV) initiative, Loudoun County residents, current and future NOVA students could receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of tuition and fees for approved workforce education and degree programs. Many of the FastForward programs approved for REV could be completed at no cost to qualified individuals.

“Many of Loudoun’s top employers have resumed hiring, and REV will help ensure that our workforce meets new demands with an enhanced skillset,” said Workforce Development Manager Nancy Evanko. “As students complete credentials and new degrees, the Loudoun Jobs Portal is available to identify their next opportunity.”

To qualify for REV funds for high-demand workforce education programs at NOVA, you must certify that you meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • A Virginia resident who lost their job due to COVID-19 and received unemployment benefits on or after August 1, 2020.
  • A Virginia resident who was laid off from a full-time job due to COVID-19 and now works part-time, earning less than $15/hour.

Eligible applicants must enroll in a qualifying program found on before the December 14, 2021 registration deadline (or until program funds are exhausted). A full list of eligible programs and next steps is available on NOVA’s website. Please email with any questions about the program.