FastForward Blog: Student Success

Jordyn, pregnant, with her two daughters by her side
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Student Success

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear scrubs

You don’t go into healthcare because you think the benefits are good. There’s blood, there are tears, and there are days where you have to go through some terrible situations. But it was one of those tough situations that fueled Jordyn’s passion for helping others in…

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Student Success

You (CNA) Do It, Too!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try (and try and try) again. Julian, a student in the FastForward Certified Nursing Aide program, did just that. After graduating high school, Julian had dreams of working in healthcare, but growing up in a small town in West…

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Student Success

Finding Work After a Layoff

For 14 years, Greg Seals spent his days in the coal mines. He worked hard, day in and day out, to support his wife and four children. But when Blackjewel, a coal mining company with operations around the country, filed for bankruptcy and ultimately laid off…

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Student Success

Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Future

Up until a few years ago, Allen Miller’s only experience with asphalt was driving and shooting hoops on it. He didn’t think about the process behind combining a semi-solid form of petroleum with aggregate particles through a highly controlled mixing process. He didn’t pay attention to…

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Student Success

Sisters and Study Buddies

Finding the right study buddy can be a challenge. You want to make sure you partner up with someone who understands you – how you like to study, how you like to communicate back and forth. For Kacie and Heather, who are currently enrolled in FastForward…

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