Achieve Your Career Goals with FastForward

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For many students, FastForward training is a flexible and affordable way to earn an education that directly prepares them for a new job. For others, it’s a way to upskill in their current field. And that’s what makes FastForward workforce training so great: it’s designed for everyone, no matter their level of previous education.

For example, FastForward graduate Peyton followed a bachelor’s degree with workforce training at Mountain Empire Community College in order to pursue a career he was passionate about. Tyler pursued a new career in manufacturing with a high school diploma and some experience working retail and customer service positions. But Tyler didn’t stop there. He went on to earn the next level of certification by obtaining his Manufacturing Technician 1 certification.

Like Tyler, FastForward is the first stop along many students’ career journey because training programs and credentials earned can be used together. Some credentials earned make employees qualified to earn more while others can be used toward an associate degree or to climb the career ladder. Here are a few FastForward programs that work together to help students accomplish their goals.

Healthcare Programs

Healthcare professionals can earn a combination of trainings like Medication Aide, EKG Technician and Phlebotomy. Taking one of these training programs prepares a student to work a specific job, or when taken together, credits can be applied toward the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program.

Information Technology Career Paths

Entry-level IT workers can use FastForward to earn higher titles and potentially double their income. Completing programs like CompTIA ITF+, A+ and Server + qualifies IT workers for Data Center Technician positions. CompTIA Security + and A+ can also enable Help Desk Technicians to earn their way toward becoming an Information Security Analyst.

Electrician Career Map

On average, electricians make between $36-48,000 per year. But with experience and FastForward courses like Industrial Electricity CSC followed by a degree, employees can work their way up to Electrical Supervisor.

Whether you’re ready for the next step in your career or are looking to begin an entirely new journey, FastForward is here to help. To learn more about the FastForward programs available near you as well as financial assistance programs and incentives, contact us today and we’ll put you in touch with your local career coach.