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Freedom First Credit Union

Workforce Development Loans

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Building a Strong Workforce in the Roanoke and New River Valleys

Freedom First is a recognized leader in community and economic development programs that improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. Our Workforce Development Loans help finance training for skills necessary to living-wage jobs.


Are You Interested in Licensure and Certification Training but Struggling to Make Your Budget Work?

Ask about our loans for Healthcare, Welding, Truck Driving, CNA certifications and licensures.

Get help financing your professional development with Freedom First. In addition, you can ask about loans for school supplies, reliable transportation, and other workforce development related needs.

  • Great rates
  • Flexible terms & payment options 
  • Custom underwriting

Do you have questions about how education costs can fit into your household budget? We have financial mentors that can help.


Two men shaking hands in front of a freight truck with caption: Workforce development loans, $200,553 in loans for 69 participants, #bankforgood

Contact our Community Development Team members below to learn more.


(540) 389-0244 CDLoans@freedomfirst.com


In 2016-2017, we issued 69 Workforce Development Loans to hardworking community members aiming to enter the fields of healthcare, welding, truck driving, and more.


Learn more about our Workforce Development Loan program.


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