Re-Employing Virginians (REV) | Thomas Nelson Community College

Re-Employing Virginians (REV)

Are you unemployed or underemployed due to Covid-19?

Through the Re-Employing Virginians (REV) campaign, the governor’s office is giving Virginia’s Community Colleges $27 million to help current and future students cover the costs of tuition and fees in fields that will lead to careers in their community.

We can help thousands of Virginians. Are you one of them? Earn up to $3,000 toward your tuition.

Virginians who meet the eligibility requirements below can claim a voucher and enroll in a program that can give you the skills and education you need to succeed in a career in a high-demand field.



Training Voucher Eligibility

  • You are a Virginia citizen.
  • You filed a claim for unemployment benefits on or after August 1, 2020.
  • You lost your full-time job due to COVID-19 and currently earn less than $15 per hour -OR- you lost a 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.
  • You are interested in pursuing training or classes in a high-demand area: Early Childhood Education, Health-care, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Public Safety, Skilled Trades.

If you’d like to learn more details, read through our frequently asked questions.




If you are interested in receiving a REV Training Voucher or are unsure if you are eligible, contact a navigator at Thomas Nelson Community College by emailing or by calling 757-825-4070.


Eligible Programs at Thomas Nelson (AAS, Associate of Applied Science Degree; CERT, Certificate; and CSC, Career Study Certificate):

Early Childhood Education

  • Early Childhood Development (AAS)
  • Early Childhood Development Assistant (CERT)
  • CSP/Child Development   (CSC)
  • CSP/Managing Early Childhood Programs (CSC)


  • Dental Hygiene  (AAS)
  • Nursing    (AAS)
  • CSP/Pre-Dental Hygiene (CSC)
  • CSP/Pre-Nursing    (CSC)
  • CSP/Medical Office Assistant (CSC)

Information Technology

  • Information Systems Technology (AAS)
  • CSP/CISCO/Networking (CSC)  
  • CSP/Cyber Security Enterprise (CSC)

Manufacturing & Skilled Trades

  • Tech Studies/HVAC & Refrigeration (AAS)
  • Technical Studies/Engineering (AAS)
  • Computer-Aided Draft & Design (AAS)
  • Automotive (AAS)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician (AAS)
  • Mechanical/Marine Engineering (AAS)
  • Mechanical/Mechanical Design (AAS)
  • Electronics Technology (AAS)
  • Computer-Aided Draft & Design (CERT)
  • Automotive Technology (CERT)
  • Air Cond. & Refrigeration (CERT)
  • Industrial Management  (CERT)
  • CSP/CAD Draft & Design (CSC)
  • CSP/Mechatronics Technology (CSC)  
  • CSP/Adv Mechatronics Tech (CSC)
  • CSP/Air Condition & Refrigeration (CSC)
  • Electronics Technician (CSC)
  • Foundations of Electronics (CSC)
  • Technical Studies, Specialization in Technical Supervision (AAS)

Public Safety

  • Administration of Justice  (AAS)
  • Fire ScienceTechnology  (AAS)
  • Human Services   (AAS)
  • CSP/EMS - Intermediate  to Paramedic (CSC)
  • CSP/Fire Science (CSC)
  • CSP/Substance Abuse Counselor  (CSC)


FastForward Programs (6-12 weeks training for an industry credential)


  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, CMAA (FastForward)
  • Certified Nurse Aide (FastForward)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant (FastForward)
  • Pharmacy Technician (FastForward)
  • Phlebotomy Technician  (FastForward)

Information Technology

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP (FastForward)
  • CompTIA A+ (FastForward)
  • CompTIA Network+ (FastForward)
  • CompTIA Security+ (FastForward)

Manufacturing & Skilled Trades

  • Electrical - Level 1 & 2 (FastForward)
  • Facilities Maintenance (FastForward)
  • HVAC - Level 1 & 2 (FastForward)
  • Marine Trade Training: Electrical Level I (FastForward)
  • Plumbing - Level 1, 2, 3, & 4 (FastForward)
  • Certified Welder  (FastForward)
  • Flux Core Arc Welding, FCAW (FastForward)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding, GMAW (FastForward)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, GTAW (FastForward)
  • Level I CNC Milling: Operations (FastForward)
  • Level I CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations (FastForward)
  • Manufacturing Specialist, MS (FastForward)
  • Manufacturing Technician 1, MT1 (FastForward)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding, SMAW (FastForward)


Re-Employing Virginians (REV)
Eligible Programs
Funding (credit and FastForward) - Breakdown

UP TO $1,500
For FastForward Workforce Training Programs

Up to $1,500 for tuition and fees for a FastForward workforce program (1st third)  

UP TO $1,500
For part-time credit students

Up to $1,500 for tuition and fees for part-time enrollment in a credit career-training program (9 credit hours or less)

UP TO $3,000
For full-time credit students

Up to $3,000 for tuition and fees for full-time enrollment in a credit career-training program (12 -18 credit hours) 

Funding Statement

Funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis through December 14, 2021, or until funds are exhausted. Please note that REV funding will only cover ONE semester of tuition and does not cover the cost of textbooks.


Re-Employing Virginians (REV)

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