Workforce Training & Higher Education

Senator Favola is always looking for ways to make higher education more affordable. She championed the Dual Degree Program and many other initiatives to reduce the cost of higher education and to enable individuals to pursue technical and trade opportunities that are so important in today’s economy.  Examples of her legislative successes are noted below.


Dual Degree Program: Increased funding to the Community College System to enable more course offerings at local high schools, so students can simultaneously achieve a high-school diploma and credits toward a trade certificate or Associate’s degree.


Trade & Certificate Scholarships: Scholarship dollars are now available to former foster kids wishing to pursue trade or certificate programs through the Community College System. This effort will help Virginia reach its goal of 100,000 additional degrees or certificates by 2020; and our most vulnerable kids will be given an opportunity to achieve their dreams.