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Virginia Workforce

FastForward Celebrates 10,000+ Credentials

Ed Breeden makes 10,000. Just last month, Virginia’s Community Colleges recognized Breeden as the recipient of the 10,000th workforce career credential generated through FastForward. Thanks to his training and new industry recognized certification, Breeden is leaving behind the life of laborer in a scrap metal yard…

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Student Tips

Getting Hired with a Criminal Background

Having a criminal background isn’t an automatic sentence to working at a dead-end job. We’ve talked before about getting over your past and getting started in a new career – with the first step being to find help for your issues. But once you’re clean, focused…

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Employers

Employer Values Motivation in FastForward Grads

Chuck Rodgers means it when he says that he’d hire someone with an industry recognized credential over someone without a credential. Rodgers is operational superintendent at S.W. Rodgers, a site development contractor in Northern Virginia. Rodgers needs a workforce that’s serious, focused, and safety-conscious because operating…