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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.

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What is G3 – and where does FastForward fit in?

On July 1, 2021, Virginia’s Community Colleges are launching G3, a training and education program for students with a family income of less than $100,000. The focus of the G3 program is to educate Virginians for high-demand fields, like skilled trades, public safety and healthcare, preparing…

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FastForward’s career coaches prepare students for the job hunt

Applying for a job can be challenging – especially during a pandemic, but our career coaches are here to help you land a job after completing a FastForward credential.  As part of the training your local community college provides through FastForward, our career coaches offer students…

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24,000+ credentials earned

Over 24,000 certificates and credentials have been awarded across Virginia through FastForward.
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40 in-demand careers

Our short-term career training programs to prepare you for 40 great careers across seven industries in Virginia.
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25-50% higher pay

FastForward graduates have been hired for jobs that boost their take home pay by 25-50%. 1
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2x more hirable

Job applicants with workforce credentials are 2X as likely to be hired than applicants without credentials. 2

FastForward in Action

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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.

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