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Program Aimed at Re-employing Virginians Impacted by the Pandemic is Extended

Posted on January 25, 2021

By Holly Walker

A program designed to help Virginians whose jobs were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended. Re-employing Virginians, also known as REV, launched in fall 2020. Under the program, eligible Virginians who want to train for jobs in the high-demand fields of early childhood education, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, public safety, or the skilled trades can receive up to $3,000 to cover community college tuition.

The REV program provides: 

  • Up to $3,000 toward community college tuition and fees for eligible full-time students (taking 12 credits or more) who are in an approved academic program.
  • Up to $1,500 toward community college tuition and fees for eligible part-time students (taking 11 credits or less) who are in an approved academic program. 
  • Up to $1,500 toward community college tuition and fees for eligible students in an approved short-term FastForward workforce training program.

To be eligible for REV, you must:

  • Be a Virginia citizen.
  • Have filed a claim for unemployment benefits on or after August 1, 2020 (job loss could have occurred prior to August 1, 2020 and benefits could have begun before August 1, 2020), or have lost your full-time job because COVID-19 caused your employer to close or reduce staffing and you are now working in a part-time job that pays less than $15 per hour.
  • Be enrolled in classes for an approved academic major or be enrolled in an approved short-term FastForward workforce program. (List of eligible programs at jtcc.edu/rev.) 

All classes and training paid for by REV must be completed during the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021 semesters. 

To learn more and to connect with an advisor to discuss REV eligibility and how to get started, go to jtcc.edu/rev

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