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Virginia Workforce

COVID-19 Training Status

FastForward career training is held at Virginia’s Community Colleges. Virginia is currently operating under Phase Three guidelines as put forth by the Governor’s Office. While there may be additional guidance at each community college, FastForward training has resumed – both in-person and online. Under Phase Three…

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Student Tips

Tips When Looking to Move Up the Career Ladder

Deciding to change jobs or return to school is a hard decision, one made harder thanks to COVID-19. However, by talking to your employer and staying updated with the latest industry trends, additional training and certification may get your promoted. With a variety of stackable trainings…

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Student Tips

What to look for in an online job posting

If you’re on the hunt for a new job, you’re probably looking at dozens of job listings. They may start to blend together – or – it could be hard to decipher if one is better than the other. If you’re looking online for your next…

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Training Tips

‘I Got My Certification, Now What?’

You’ve already made the life-changing decision to enroll in, and complete, a career training program, but now that you’ve taken your exam and passed the test, it’s time to put your certification or degree to good use. It can be daunting to start looking for a…

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Training Tips

Utilizing the Right Job-Hunting Site for You

You’ve received your certification and now you’re ready to land the job. There are a variety of sites that can help you find openings, but depending on the job you’re looking for, there may be an option that’s best suited for the field you’re looking for….

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Training Tips

Turning your life experience into college credit

When we ask you to think about earning college credit, we bet a Benjamin that you’re thinking about a classroom with lots of seats, with the teacher from Peanuts talking about something you could care less about. Are we right? There’s something called “credits for prior…