Free community college for some Virginians just a Governor’s signature away

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA (WFXR) — There are many important bills on the desk of Governor Northam, awaiting his signature. One of those is Senate Bill 1405.

The bill would establish the G3 Fund, standing for “Get Skilled, Get a Job, and Give Back.”

The fund, which would be a part of Virginia’s budget, will provide tuition relief to Virginians who apply to a Virginia community college and plan to learn a skill that is in a high-demand field.

Northam at Salem High School on March 11

The G3 fund is something Gov. Ralph Northam has wanted to implement since his Gubernatorial campaign.

It was a part of 2020’s annual budget but had to be stripped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Northam is excited to have the G3 fund back on his desk.

“To have individuals be able to go to our community colleges, we have 23 very good community colleges in Virginia, to go and take classes, to not incur debt, to learn a skill, and to be able to enter the workforce, it’s an exciting day for me, it’s an exciting day for Virginia, and I really think it’s an exciting day for those trying to get back into the workforce,” Northam said.

The deadline for Northam’s signature is March 31.

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