Training Funding for Your Business -

Investing in your workforce

Through TCC, you have access to 2 state-funded programs that help you pay for training your employees

Incumbent Worker Innovation Program

This program, administered locally by Opportunity Inc., is targeted to employers with 250 employees or fewer in these key business sectors:

  • advanced manufacturing
  • information technology
  • transportation
  • warehousing and logistics
  • health care

The grant allows small businesses to gain their footing and develop a competitive edge through relevant and in-demand professional development for their incumbent workers.

Employers are reimbursed for up to 50 percent of the training costs for each employee, up to $1,800 per employee.


FastForward (formerly known as the Workforce Credential Grant) enables eligible employees to attain an industry credential at 1/3 the cost.

The grants offset the cost of tuition on select, high-demand credential programs. They are available to Virginia residents who meet Virginia domicile requirements.

TCC programs currently available for FastForward

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
Full cost: $3,240
WCG cost: $1,080

Medical Billing and Coding
Full cost: $4,169
WCG cost: $1390

Certified Professional Coder Exam Prep
Full cost: $950
WCG cost: $317

CompTIA A+*
Full cost: $1,485
WCG cost: $495

CompTIA Security+*
Full cost: $1,340
WCG cost: $447

CompTIA Network+*
Full cost: $1,310
WCG cost: $437

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)*
Full cost: $2,645
WCG cost: $882


Coming soon:

  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator
  • Advanced Welding
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)


An employer can pay the first 1/3 of the course cost on behalf of the employee at the time of registration. Upon the employee’s successful completion of the course and the credential, The FastForward grant will pay the other 2/3. The maximum value of each grant is $3,000 per credential.

If the employee doesn’t complete and pass the course, you or the employee will be responsible for an additional 1/3 of the cost.

Learn more about funding for employee training


Emily Richardson
Operations Manager

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