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.
What Virginians believe to be the most important thing they look for in a job could be summarized in one word: wages. Over a three-day period, FastForward pushed out three polls into the Twitter-sphere, targeting Virginians 25 and older who have indicated a previous interest in topics surrounding jobs, work and careers. Here’s what we uncovered. What employees look for in a job According to…
How a grant-funded program enabled this Easter Shore Community College student and mom-of-two to thrive
In August 2020, a well-organized and determined young woman contacted Your Eastern Shore Community College seeking information about RSVP Nurse Aide, a new grant-funded program at ESCC. The RSVP program covers funding for tuition, books, childcare, and a grant for completing the program. In addition to…
A FastForward education at your local community college prepares individuals for a career in an in-demand field right in their community. Programs to earn a credential or certification, many stackable, take just a few short weeks and run year-round. Whether you’re starting in the summer, fall,…
24,000+ credentials earnedOver 24,000 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.
25-50% higher payFastForward graduates have been hired for jobs that boost their take home pay by 25-50%. 1
2x more hirableJob applicants with workforce credentials are 2X as likely to be hired than applicants without credentials. 2
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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