FastForward Blog: Training Tips

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Achieve Your Career Goals with FastForward

For many students, FastForward training is a flexible and affordable way to earn an education that directly prepares them for a new job. For others, it’s a way to upskill in their current field. And that’s what makes FastForward workforce training so great: it’s designed for…

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Four tips for planning your FastForward journey

So, you’re considering a FastForward program to broaden your career horizons? You might be asking yourself how to get started. The first thing you should know about the program is that it works, because our students have the ability to earn credentials in some of the…

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Paying for career and workforce training

When it comes to paying for workforce and career training, there are some well-known, and not-so-well-known funding sources to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. And while FastForward is one of the most affordable training options in Virginia, the cost may still be prohibitive to some (especially…

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‘I Got My Certification, Now What?’

You’ve already made the life-changing decision to enroll in, and complete, a career training program, but now that you’ve taken your exam and passed the test, it’s time to put your certification or degree to good use. It can be daunting to start looking for a…

Utilizing the Right Job-Hunting Site for You

You’ve received your certification and now you’re ready to land the job. There are a variety of sites that can help you find openings, but depending on the job you’re looking for, there may be an option that’s best suited for the field you’re looking for….

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Turning your life experience into college credit

When we ask you to think about earning college credit, we bet a Benjamin that you’re thinking about a classroom with lots of seats, with the teacher from Peanuts talking about something you could care less about. Are we right? There’s something called “credits for prior…

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