Three Things We’re Thankful For

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we hope you get to feast on your favorite dishes while spending time with loved ones. Before the FastForward team prepares to do the same, we wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to those who make the program possible.

Here are three things (among many more) we’re thankful for.

Our instructors 

FastForward programs at Virginia’s Community Colleges would not be possible without the instructors who train our FastForward students. Many of our instructors work full-time in the fields they teach in, bringing real-life experiences into the classroom.

For example, after earning her RN and gaining years of clinical and nursing experience, Farah Lane teaches night classes at Mountain Empire Community College for FastForward students looking to achieve their nursing goals.

Many of our instructors go above and beyond, serving as mentors to their students.

Our Career Coaches

Like the instructors, our career coaches are invested in supporting students’ FastForward journey from beginning to end and beyond.

To get started, career coaches are available to help students find the right industry and career path that will make them most happy. From there, our career coaches help students with sourcing financial assistance, setting goals, time management and even preparing for life after earning a certification or credential. Check out these tips from our career coaches on resume writing.

Our FastForward students

The FastForward program has helped thousands of students get certified and skilled for careers across the state, and we’re grateful for those graduates who entrusted the program to help jumpstart a new career. We’re especially grateful for those students who shared their hardships, successes and overall experiences through their FastForward journey with us and where they are now.

We couldn’t be more proud of you! If you have some downtime this week and are contemplating going back to school or starting a new career, be sure to reach out. Our team is happy to help you navigate the ne