Piedmont Virginia Community College welding program students at the Virginia School of Metal in Troy, Va. August 18. 2019

Why FastForward?

The Most Affordable, Accessible Career Training Program in Virginia.

For people looking to get a job, advance their career, and earn higher wages with benefits to support themselves and their families, FastForward is the quickest, most affordable option in Virginia.

Our workforce training programs are based on the needs of local employers, which means our students are in demand for skilled jobs when they graduate. In fact, some of our programs even have guaranteed interview agreements with local businesses. Our expert instructors are veterans in their fields and our FastForward Career Coaches help your every step of the way.

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FastForward: An Affordable Option in Higher Education

FastForward is one of the most affordable options in higher education in Virginia.

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1.4 million jobs

As many Virginians retire in the next few years, employers are searching to fill over 1 million in-demand positions. 1
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50% require credentials

Half of the job openings in Virginia right now require some post-high school education, but not a bachelor’s degree. 2
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6–12 weeks

Our credential programs are just 6–12 weeks, on average, and they’re built so you can continue working while you earn your credential.

Reasons to Choose FastForward


Through FastForward, we can help you earn workforce credentials for the most in-demand jobs in Virginia without burying yourself in debt. Program costs vary, but the average out-of-pocket cost of a FastForward training course is less than $700, and financial assistance may cut costs even more.

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FastForward was designed so you can earn your credentials while you work—and earn it in weeks, not years. Our instructors are experts in their fields, and our FastForward Career Coaches help you choose the right program and mentor you along the way.


Some credentials stack based on skill (e.g. basic and advanced), while some stack to allow you to be a more well-rounded candidate (e.g. Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician). Some programs can also propel you towards an associate degree at Virginia’s Community Colleges.