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In-person and online training programs to kick-start your career

Training Takes Weeks. Not Years.

There are thousands of jobs open across Virginia, and many of these essential fields don’t require a college degree. If you’re looking for a safe, affordable job career training program, consider enrolling in FastForward.

FastForward is a short-term training program for high-demand industries, helping Virginians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. Our training is offered locally through Virginia’s Community Colleges.

FastForward Blog

Semi-trailer truck drives along rural road
How a CDL can put you in the driver’s seat of your career

If you are one of the millions of Americans that drives on an interstate for work, school or travel, then you’ve likely passed trucks of every shape and size. Nevertheless, it’s still easy to take the impact of the trucking and shipping industry for granted. According…

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32,000+ credentials earned

Over 32,000 certificates and credentials have been awarded across Virginia through FastForward.
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40 in-demand careers

Our short-term career training programs to prepare you for 40 great careers across seven industries in Virginia.
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55% higher pay

FastForward graduates, on average, have been hired for jobs that boost their take home pay by 55%.
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2x more hirable

Job applicants with workforce credentials are 2X as likely to be hired than applicants without credentials. 1

FastForward in Action

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FastForward to a Brighter Future: Megan’s Story

We talked to Meagan Yeager, a FastForward graduate, about her experience going through the powerline worker program at Southside Virginia Community College. She climbed, she trained and 11 weeks later, Meagan had a job and a secure future at Virginia’s largest electric utility.

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