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How upskilling leads to a new career path

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published online on Laurel Ridge Community College’s website. You can see the original article here. Aaron Winfree has turned to Laurel Ridge Community College several times when he’s needed to upskill. He’s earned an associate degree and multiple credentials from…

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How FastForward gave Taylor a new lease on life

A few years after graduating high school, Hampton Roads resident Taylor Johnson was out in the world working and enjoying her early 20s. She had recently completed an associate degree in the medical administrative assistant program at Tidewater Community College. Yet, she couldn’t shake the feeling…

Finding a career during the pandemic

It’s been a challenging year for thousands across Virginia who became unemployed or under-employed due to the pandemic. But with a FastForward education, Zack Peterson was able to fast forward his way into a new career as a commercial service technician at James River Air. After…

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