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
- 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.
Workforce Credential Grants
The Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) 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 WCG
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
Full cost: $1,485
WCG cost: $495
Full cost: $1,340
WCG cost: $447
Full cost: $1,310
WCG cost: $437
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)*
Full cost: $2,645
WCG cost: $882
- 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, WCG 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
For information on these programs, email Todd Estes or call 757-822-7669.