FastForward Blog

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Virginia Workforce

We asked Twitter users three questions about jobs and employers. Here’s what they said.

What Virginians believe to be the most important thing they look for in a job could be summarized in one word: wages.  Over a three-day period, FastForward pushed out three polls into the Twitter-sphere, targeting Virginians 25 and older who have indicated a previous interest in topics surrounding jobs, work and careers. Here’s what we uncovered.  What employees look for in a job  According to…

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Student Success

Workforce training: Setting yourself up for success

A FastForward education at your local community college prepares individuals for a career in an in-demand field right in their community. Programs to earn a credential or certification, many stackable, take just a few short weeks and run year-round. Whether you’re starting in the summer, fall,…

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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…