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.
Yet again, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not exactly what you are thinking. We’re entering production, manufacturing, fulfillment, warehouse and customer service season. Here are some of the frontline careers that are instrumental in keeping our economy afloat and examples of how…
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we hope you get to feast on your favorite dishes while spending time with loved ones. Before the FastForward team prepares to do the same, we wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to those who…
FastForward programs are designed to be flexible so that students can work and take courses at the same time while balancing family and personal life. A 2020 survey found that FastForward graduates not only saw an average increase of $8,000 in wages, but also reported having a better overall work-life balance. We recently conducted our…
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