Training Takes Weeks. Not Years.
There are thousands of jobs open across Virginia, and many of these essential fields don’t require a college degree. If you’re looking for a safe, affordable job career training program, consider enrolling in FastForward.
FastForward is a short-term training program for high-demand industries, helping Virginians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. Our training is offered locally through Virginia’s Community Colleges.
Did you know that six of the top ten fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. are in healthcare? In fact, the majority of the highest-paying occupations are in that field. If you’re looking for an in-demand and well-paying career, Virginia’s FastForward program is the quickest way to…
Some of the most in-demand careers in Virginia are part of the welding and manufacturing industries. If you’re less interested in sparks and heavy metal, manufacturing may be a good direction to consider. One of the most entry-level workforce credentials you can earn in this space…
To the uninitiated, if you tell someone you’re working in asphalt, their mind’s eye may immediately go to hot, steamy, black tar and road rollers. While they’re not wrong, they’re also thinking about one part of the field, when really, many asphalt and road construction roles…
32,000+ credentials earnedOver 32,000 certificates and credentials have been awarded across Virginia through FastForward.
40 in-demand careersOur short-term career training programs to prepare you for 40 great careers across seven industries in Virginia.
55% higher payFastForward graduates, on average, have been hired for jobs that boost their take home pay by 55%.
2x more hirableJob applicants with workforce credentials are 2X as likely to be hired than applicants without credentials. 1
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FastForward to a Brighter Future: Megan’s Story
We talked to Meagan Yeager, a FastForward graduate, about her experience going through the powerline worker program at Southside Virginia Community College. She climbed, she trained and 11 weeks later, Meagan had a job and a secure future at Virginia’s largest electric utility.See More Videos