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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.

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Study Tips to Boost Your Success in the Classroom

Getting a workforce credential at your local community college is a valuable way to get a leg up in your current career – or start a new career altogether. Because the trainings take weeks, not years, to complete, buckling down and studying hard will help you…

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Celebrating National Pharmacist Day with FastForward

As we celebrate the hard work and dedication of pharmacists across the country, today also serves as a reminder to express gratitude for the many other pharmacy-related workers who help patients access prescriptions and medications around the clock. A pharmacy technician is a key supportive role…

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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 prepare you for 40 great careers across seven industries in Virginia.
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72% wage satisfaction

72% of FastForward graduates, on average, are satisfied with their salary/wage post-credential.
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83% financially better off

Of FastForward students surveyed, on average, 83% of graduates say they are financially better off because of their training.

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Career Training in Virginia | FastForward at your Local Community College

Training for a new career doesn’t have to mean lots of money out of your wallet or lots of time out of your schedule. Find out how FastForward career training at your local community college can help you reach your career goals.

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