Change your future in weeks. Not years.

More Skills. More Opportunity.

Every year, tens of thousands of jobs sit empty across Virginia while employers look for qualified candidates. Job applicants with workforce credentials are twice as likely to be hired than applicants with no credentials.

FastForward is a grant-funded program helping Virginians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. FastForward programs are short-term training courses offered through Virginia’s Community Colleges to help you fast-track your career.

$1 billion+
in lost wages

A recent study found that Virginians lose out on over $1 billion in wages each year, because they don’t have skills employers need.1

145+
credential programs

We offer more than 145 short-term certificate programs to train you for in-demand jobs across Virginia. 

1/3
higher pay

Job applicants with a workforce credential earn up to a third more than non-credentialed candidates.2

2x
more hirable

Job applicants with credentials are twice as likely to be hired than applicants without credentials.3

Student Success: A Former Inmate Maps Out Her Future

For Andrea, FastForward has been nothing short of life changing. She was incarcerated for over eight years in a federal…
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