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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.

FastForward Blog

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Paying for career and workforce training

When it comes to paying for workforce and career training, there are some well-known, and not-so-well-known funding sources to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. And while FastForward is one of the most affordable training options in Virginia, the cost may still be prohibitive to some (especially…

Farrah Lane and her nursing students posting outside of the hospital
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A passion for helping others, as an RN and a teacher

We’ve talked about how our students are passionate about bettering themselves and their careers by giving it their all 24/7, but for our teachers and instructors, that same passion and drive helps lead the classroom. When we talked to Sarah Clarkston, the FastForward Career Coach at…

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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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