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 an affordable career training program, consider enrolling in FastForward.
FastForward at Virginia’s Community Colleges is a short-term training program for high-demand industries, like healthcare, information technology and skilled trades and infrastructure, helping Virginians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. Our goal is to get you trained, help you earn your certification and get you into a career that can support you and your family.
When students have questions, Jennifer Merrill has answers. As the student services manager at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA Workforce Development), Jennifer and her staff of Student Support Specialists help students narrow down broad career goals into attainable steps toward a FastForward credential. Whether students need…
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If you’re looking to understand what all the buzz around the skilled trades, infrastructure, transportation or healthcare industries is about, you’ve come to the right place. See what makes FastForward special.
Over 52,900 certificates and credentials have been awarded across Virginia’s Community Colleges through FastForward since 2016.
Our short-term career training programs prepare you for 40 great careers across seven industries in Virginia.
71% of FastForward graduates, on average, are satisfied with their pay post-credential.
Of FastForward students surveyed, on average, 86% are satisfied with their job stability post-credential.
FastForward Student Success Story
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