FastForward Blog: Career Coach Advice

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Career Coach Advice

Strengthening soft skills through FastForward training

Job training and career certificates aren’t the only benefits students gain from FastForward programs. During workforce training, students inherently gain “soft” skills that can be used in both the workplace and day-to-day life. Some of the most common soft skills students develop during FastForward training include…

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Career Coach Advice

How to switch careers during a pandemic

Right now, according to the Virginia Employment Commission, 9.4% of Virginians are out of work. And while some industries have seen its numbers start to recover, from May 2019 to May 2020, over 36% of the leisure and hospitality workforce was out of work. If you’re…

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Career Coach Advice

Hands-on training, online?

It’s hard to complete hands-on workforce training when you can’t get your hands on what you need to train. How do you practice your blood drawing skills without a dummy to practice on? How do you review your pre-trip inspection in preparation for your CDL exam?…

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Career Coach Advice

Finding the Right Path Forward to a New Job

If you’re going through a challenging life event like being laid off, are uncertain about a career path or are looking to gain a new skill, here are a few ways FastForward’s Career Coaches can help you. Know your financial assistance resources “If a new student…

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Helping to Serve her Community

When Brooke Shehan was taking dual enrollment classes at Rockbridge County High School through Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, she wasn’t anticipating a future career helping people at the same school that helped her earn her college credits. But here she is today, the FastForward Career…

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