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 if we told you that the infrastructure industry in Virginia anticipates having 30,000-50,000 open jobs in the coming years? Thanks to the Virginia Clean Economy Act and evolving technologies, there is a big need to update Virginia’s solar, wind and power infrastructure – not to…
So, you’re considering a FastForward program to broaden your career horizons? You might be asking yourself how to get started. The first thing you should know about the program is that it works, because our students have the ability to earn credentials in some of the…
Like the falling leaves or the bursting forth of springtime blooms, the coming and going of seasonal workers is inevitable. That’s why workforce training programs, like FastForward, are designed to help employers stay ahead of the curve on hiring during busy and slow seasons. Between an…
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