WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – Students at Wytheville Community College (WCC) who enroll in high-demand skills training may qualify for the G3 program (Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back).
Governor Northam recently signed the program into law which gives low-to-middle income individuals funding to pay for tuition after other financial aid or scholarships are applied.
The G3 program targets key industries for which skilled workers are in demand – including healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and skilled trades, and public safety.
The covered programs of study lead to higher-paying jobs for employees and increased tax revenue for the Commonwealth.
“The G3 program will connect thousands of Virginians with the skills, training and resources they need to secure jobs in high-demand fields and support themselves and their families – all without being forced to shoulder mountains of student debt.”Gov. Ralph Northam
Even though many WCC students already qualify for financial assistance, the G3 program helps to fill any gaps for students in the region to receive a quality tuition-free education.
G3 tuition assistance is available to individuals who qualify for in-state tuition, enroll in a maximum of six credit hours within an eligible program, have applied for federal and/or state financial aid, and have family income that is less than 400-percent of the Federal Poverty Level – roughly an income of $100,000 for a family of four).
Initial eligibility for the G3 program will be determined throughthe submission for federal and state financial aid which includes the completion of the FAFSA application.
Prospective WCC students should visit the college’s website for a complete list of eligible programs and find more information on how to apply for the G3 program, call (276) 223-4758.