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Funding Assistance

Workforce, Economic, and Community Development division at PHCC offers funding assistance to career credit students. Financial aid, grants, and scholarships are available to students enrolling in workforce training programs. We are also proud of the partnerships we share with area community service agencies to offer funding assistance for our programs.
Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) pays 2/3 of the cost of tuition for FastForward programs: You pay 1/3 of tuition upon enrollment; the Commonwealth of Virginia pays 1/3 upon successful completion of the class; the final 1/3 is paid by the
Commonwealth of Virginia when you earn the credential.

Click here to review Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) policies.

In addition to receiving grant funding, you may qualify for other funding assistance programs to receive additional tuition assistance.
How do I apply?

  1. If new student, click here to create a career credit student profile.
  2. Complete the Workforce Programs Funding Assistance Application.
  3. Compile the required documentation, as outlined on the application.
  4. Email or call (276) 656-0260 to schedule a personal interview (applicants are required to meet with the FastForward Career Coach).
  5. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis to determine eligibility and approval.
  6. Applicant will be notified of the award decision.
  7. If approved for funding assistance, the student will be enrolled in the program by our workforce development staff.
  8. The student will receive email confirmation when enrolled that will include details about the registered program.

FastForward is short-term training that leads to a nationally recognized industry credential, based on the needs of local employers. Most programs take between 6 and 12 weeks to complete. See "Certificate Programs" to view upcoming program schedules.

FastForward Training Programs:
  • Carpentry, Level 1 – 4
  • CDL Tractor Trailer Training 
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) 
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) 
  • Certified Production Technician (CPT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Electrical Groundsman 
  • Festo Industry 4.0 Certification Program
  • HVAC, Level 1 - 4 
  • NCCER Core-Introductory Craft Skills 
  • Plumbing, Level 1 - 4 
  • Siemens SMSCP Level 1 (Mechatronics Boot Camp)
Workforce Training Programs:
  • Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC)
  • Dental Assisting Program
  • HOPE Customer Service
  • HOPE Food Service
  • Veterinary Assistant

Contact Information and Questions:

For general questions, email, call 276.656.0260, or visit our offices in the Frith building.