First VA Ready Scholars Achieve Rapid Reskilling, Credentials and Jobs

First VA Ready Scholars Achieve Rapid Reskilling, Credentials and Jobs

PR Newswire

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 23, 2020

More than 260 Scholars enrolled in two months, with 20 already earning a $1,000 Credential Achievement Award

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready), a public-private partnership dedicated to rapidly retraining unemployed Virginians and helping them secure in-demand positions, today celebrates the credential completion of its first-ever cohort of 20 VA Ready Scholars, 17 of whom already have jobs.

“We are proud of the first group to earn their credentials,” said Caren Merrick, CEO of VA Ready. “They now have the sought-after skills needed to fill positions in our local workforce that sat vacant for far too long, and we look forward to the many more who will follow in their footsteps.”

Among the inaugural group of credential recipients is Tracey Delagarza, who accepted

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