Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back

Southside Virginia Community College was recently awarded a “G3” grant from the Virginia Community College System totaling $186,266. The “G3” or “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” capacity-building grant will help SVCC expand existing programs and develop new pathways needed to successfully prepare students for in-demand career fields. 

Each of the 23 Virginia Community Colleges received funds from the $5 million allocated by the Governor from federal workforce funds. Each college received between $100,000 and $500,00 to rethink and plan how training at Virginia’s community colleges support the growing demand for skills needed in the workforce. 

The Governor’s G3 planning funds will be used to establish levels of education at Virginia’s Community Colleges that will give individuals foundational skills that can lead to employment before they complete the program.  

The G3, Get Skilled — Get a Job — Give Back, is an initiative between our commonwealth, community college system, Virginia businesses, and motivated Virginians to build a workforce to fill the essential, well-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.  Much of the effort is geared towards bridging the gap between traditional credit and workforce programs.

The G3 initiative at SVCC will:

  • Refine educational pathways aligned with the following industry sectors:  Information Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing     and Trades, and Public Safety.
  • Provide grant funded activities resulting in the creation of stackable, sub-baccalaureate pathways aligned with targeted industry sectors.
  •  Anticipate wages resulting in a minimum salary of $27K per year.


To learn more about G3 please follow the link below:


Contact: Pam Richardson, G3 Coordinator /Email: / Phone: (434) 949-1029