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Career Coach Advice

Making A Career Out Of Career Coaching

With 15 years of career coaching experience, it’s safe to say that Lisha Wolfe knows what she’s talking about. Wolfe is a FastForward Career Coach at Paul D. Camp Community College. She comes to work every day with a purpose: to help people figure out their…

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Employers

The Value of A Credentialed Employee

There’s a lot at stake when it comes to hiring a new employee. Will they have the skills required to do the job? What’s their workplace attitude like? Will they reliably show up to work? These are the realities businesses across the country are facing when…

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Student Success

From Farm Hand to FastForward

Luke has always been something of a ranch hand. Growing up in Southside Virginia, he’s worked the fields and farms that crisscross this rural landscape and become a bit of an agricultural expert in the process. There hasn’t been much else to do. Job opportunities have…

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Student Tips

Employers Are Looking For These Four Soft Skills

Ethical hacking, certified nurse aide, arc metal welder. These careers all have technical skills that are attainable through FastForward training. Employers will look at a person’s ability to measure blood pressure or weld cylindrical, tack-welded pieces – but they’re also looking for certain “soft skills” that…

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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…