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CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Virginia residents interested in pursuing jobs in the high-demand fields of early childhood education, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, public safety, or the skilled trades can get assistance with their educational expenses thanks to the new G3 – Get a Skill, Get a Job, Get Ahead – Program being offered at John Tyler Community College. G3 provides tuition assistance for eligible full-time or part-time students enrolled in education and training programs that prepare them for open jobs in Virginia. It is available to students living in Virginia who qualify for state financial aid with a household income that’s less than $100,000 and who are in an approved G3 program. G3 is a last-dollar program, meaning it covers the tuition and fees not paid for by financial aid grants or by scholarships.

Tyler offers more than 65 G3-approved programs, ranging from short-term workforce programs that can be completed in weeks or months to associate degrees that can be earned in two years. Students can start in these programs as soon as this fall.

Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to learn more about G3 at Tyler and to discuss eligibility requirements and next steps. An interest form, as well as additional information about the program, may be found at The college also offers free, virtual information sessions about G3 on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in attending one of these sessions may sign up at

Registration for G3 and other fall classes at Tyler  is underway. A full schedule of courses may be found at The schedule is searchable by class format, including on-campus, Zoom, hybrid, and virtual; day of the week; class session length; and subject. The fall semester kicks off August 23, with additional class sessions starting September 7 and October 14. Information on how to get started at the college may be found at

John Tyler Community College, which is becoming Brightpoint Community College, offers more than 75 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 13,600 students during the 2019-20 academic year. It also assisted more than 6,300 learners through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Tyler and Reynolds community colleges.