FastForward Blog

From Credential to Career in the Blink of an Eye

Published: October 4, 2017
Going from two part-time jobs to earning three credentials and a full-time job in the healthcare field in months is an impressive feat. And Kouri, a 24-year-old student from Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) did just that through the FastForward program. Through the FastForward program, Kouri was able to take classes at CVCC over a…
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Student Success: A Former Inmate Maps Out Her Future

Published: August 8, 2017
For Andrea, FastForward has been nothing short of life changing. She was incarcerated for over eight years in a federal prison, and after serving her time, she knew she had to make a change. Thanks to funding support through FastForward, Andrea was on the road to improving her life. “When I got out of prison…
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Student Success: Seven-Tour Veteran Helps Keep the Lights On

Published: August 2, 2017
Nate isn’t just strong-minded, he’s physically imposing, too. He served in the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 25th Infantry Division, and was medically retired from Joint Forces Special Operations, TRADOC. After making his return to civilian life, Nate was looking for something that gave him the same sense of brotherhood as the…
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