FastForward Blog: Employers

Male instructor points to screen to teach male student
  •   2 min read
Employers

Need help training your workforce? We’re here to help.

FastForward is a unique program that exists across all 23 of Virginia’s Community Colleges. In different geographical areas, different industries are more prominent. For example, the shipbuilding industry is big in the Hampton Roads area, but without a coastline, it is not as relevant of an…

  •   2 min read
Employers

Employers Have a Vital Role in Building a Better Workforce

“Everybody’s got the same equipment and machinery. What differentiates us from anyone else out there in the marketplace is our people.” – Jeff Stapel Shickel Corporation H.R. Manager Jeff Stapel knows that skilled, industry-credentialed workers give his Shenandoah Valley firm its edge in a very competitive…

  •   1 min
Employers

Understanding the Cost of Hiring a New Employee

Look, we know this is going to sound of preachy, but we need to have a serious chat for a moment about why you should take job interviews VERY seriously. According to a study conducted by the Society of Human Resources Management the average cost to…

  •   < 1 min
Employers

Employer Values Motivation in FastForward Grads

Chuck Rodgers means it when he says that he’d hire someone with an industry recognized credential over someone without a credential. Rodgers is operational superintendent at S.W. Rodgers, a site development contractor in Northern Virginia. Rodgers needs a workforce that’s serious, focused, and safety-conscious because operating…

  •   2 min read
Employers

The Value of A Credentialed Employee

There’s a lot at stake when it comes to hiring a new employee. Will they have the skills required to do the job? What’s their workplace attitude like? Will they reliably show up to work? These are the realities businesses across the country are facing when…

Back to Blog