FastForward Blog

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Virginia Workforce

FastForward and the “gig economy”

In a rapidly evolving economy that increasingly relies on freelance workers, having up-to-date and certified skill sets can mean the difference between thriving and just getting by. So said a Richmond business consultant at a recent educational conference devoted to workforce training. “Make no mistake, the…

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Student Tips

FastForward into a new career in 2018

For many of us, the beginning of a new year serves as a fresh start for the areas in our life we wish to improve. That may mean heading to the gym to start a healthier lifestyle, or it may mean looking for opportunities to better…

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Career Coach Advice

After dead-end jobs, a meaningful career

“I’ve worked my share of dead-end jobs, and I know what it’s like to need a new start. That’s why I’m excited to be a FastForward Career Coach.” – Mike Frasnelli, Northern Virginia Community College Mike Frasnelli found his dream job in education and career counseling…

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Student Success

Finding freedom on the road

For some people, being stuck behind the wheel can be a headache. For Kenneth, being in the driver’s seat gives him a sense of feeling and accomplishment – all thanks to his CDL-Class A credential earned through the FastForward workforce training program. Kenneth enrolled in the…

Ben earned his Remote Airman Pilot; he's now flying drones (pictured in his hand here)..
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Student Success

Trained to Fly Drones, Prepared to Protect the Community

Technology is constantly evolving and it’s becoming increasingly important for organizations to stay on top of trends and use the latest equipment. For Ben, a captain at the Stafford County Sheriff’s office, this meant enrolling in FastForward to help better serve the Stafford community by flying…