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Reviews of FastForward: What students have to say about us

Virginia’s Community Colleges have helped to train thousands of students who have gone on to get certified for a wide-range of skilled trades careers across the Commonwealth. From certified nursing aids and clinical medical assistants to heavy equipment operators and truck drivers, we’re training Virginians for the open…

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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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We asked Twitter users three questions about jobs and employers. Here’s what they said.

What Virginians believe to be the most important thing they look for in a job could be summarized in one word: wages.  Over a three-day period, FastForward pushed out three polls into the Twitter-sphere, targeting Virginians 25 and older who have indicated a previous interest in topics surrounding jobs, work and careers. Here’s what we uncovered.  What employees look for in a job  According to…