FastForward Blog

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Success Stories

Finding a career during the pandemic

It’s been a challenging year for thousands across Virginia who became unemployed or under-employed due to the pandemic. But with a FastForward education, Zack Peterson was able to fast forward his way into a new career as a commercial service technician at James River Air. After…

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Student Tips

Three tips for getting the most out of virtual learning

By now, navigating the virtual world isn’t anything new. However, that doesn’t make it any less challenging. Virtual learning and instruction specifically, can be a difficult thing. Between device malfunctions and user errors, issues are bound to arise while learning online, however there are some things…

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Training Tips

Paying for career and workforce training

When it comes to paying for workforce and career training, there are some well-known, and not-so-well-known funding sources to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. And while FastForward is one of the most affordable training options in Virginia, the cost may still be prohibitive to some (especially…