K12 Inc. Helps Virginia Get Back to Work
Ed tech leader unites with coalition to combat COVID-19 job loss across the Commonwealth
"The VA Ready program stands to make a high-demand, high-potential career accessible to the many Virginians who are out of work and in need right now," said
The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on our nation’s economy, with the impact being felt at home in
K12 has long been committed to providing career readiness education through its Destinations Career Academies, and most recently through its acquisition of Galvanize, a leader in helping talent learn the skills needed to excel in software engineering and data science positions. As an extension of these efforts, K12 is partnering with VA Ready in this shared mission.
VA Ready, a newly formed public charity, rewards out-of-work Virginians who commit themselves to training for in-demand jobs. VA Ready Scholars earn a credential in one of many selected training programs through FastForward, a state-led short-term workforce credential program to train Virginians for top, in-demand jobs across the Commonwealth. FastForward is offered through the Virginia Community College System’s (VCCS) 23 community colleges. Upon achieving their credential, VA Ready Scholars receive a
"As the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are seeing an urgent need to get Virginians back to work," said
K12 will be supporting this initiative in the following ways:
- Financial support for Credential Achievement Awards and awareness efforts;
Input on offerings and curricula to VA Ready’s
Talent Task Forcewith VCCS to ensure training program success;
- Participating in the VA Ready Job Exchange and providing job interview opportunities to VA Ready Scholars.
To learn more about Galvanize, visit: www.galvanize.com.
About The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready)
VA Ready is uniting stakeholders, including the Commonwealth’s business community and the FastForward program of the
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