enroll in a FastForward training program, you’re not only getting hands-on
training from industry professionals, but you have access to all the benefits
of being a community college student.
comes in the form of our FastForward Career Coaches, who serve as navigators,
helping get you enrolled, all the way to finding the job that’s right for you.
And if you choose to spend some time on campus, you can get an ID and access
benefits like the library, shuttle services and other student-only benefits.
We talked to our
coaches, and they shared some of the benefits of being a FastForward student:
FastForward training is held on your local community college campus, and if
your campus is large enough to have a shuttle system, you’re entitled to use
- Career Services:
Being a community college student means you can utilize the campus career
center. “Our Career Services Center provides soft skills training and job
search assistance,” said Alejandra Diaz-Rangel from Tidewater Community
College. “And our Career Success Network provides resources for students
who are seeking a variety of opportunities, including employment, externships
and volunteer work.”
- Emergency Assistance:
Student success is a universal goal, regardless of if you’re enrolled in an
academic class or a workforce training course. Aid programs like food pantries
and foundation offices that provide emergency funding are accessible to
- On-campus Connection:
Your FastForward Career Coach acts as the bridge from you to your college. “We
are there on the community college campus to be an advocate for our FastForward
students,” says Adrianna Culbertson at Southwest Virginia Community College.
“We’re their contact person to ensure they’re reaching their goals.”
enroll in a FastForward class, ask your coach about getting a student ID and
accessing everything your local campus offers.
Reach out to your local FastForward Career Coach to learn more
about training options in your area. Use
our contact form to get started.