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FastForward is your Pipeline for Skilled, Qualified Employees.

FastForward career training is offered at each of Virginia’s Community Colleges, which means there is a fast, low-cost (sometimes, no-cost) option to train workers for your open positions right in your backyard. FastForward operates on a performance-based funding model, which means a student must complete the training and earn their workplace certification in order to receive the full financial assistance available.

Our graduates come out of training with certifications in hand and the soft skills learned from a regimented academic environment to be successful on your site from day one. Once they have completed the short-term training through FastForward, they may be eligible to earn academic credit through Credit for Prior Learning! 

Your business can be engaged as little or as much as you’d like with your local college. If you just want to hear when there’s a new class of graduates looking for work, we’ll keep you posted. But if you want to be more ingrained in our programming and contribute to the success of our program, we can make that happen, too.

If you're interested in Building Your Workforce fill out this form to be connected with your local community college. 


Guaranteed interviews Customized training Filling pipelines, fast Coaching support

Our colleges partner with local businesses to guarantee interviews for students who are completing training and certifications in fields like IT and Skilled Trades.



 Training doesn’t have   to be one-size-fits-all.   Most of our colleges   offer some level of   customized training,   working with   businesses to design   a  training to meet the   specific needs of that company.   


 If you need to hire a   wave of employees, we   can help deliver   qualified candidates.   Our friends at Blue   Ridge Community   College said it best:   FastForward training   “gets people skilled up,   so they can get to work,   generally in less than   90 days.”

 One of the biggest   benefits of working with a   community college for   building your workforce is   our on-site coaching   support. Our career   coaches help find funding   and outside support for   students, while coaching   them on best practices in   the classroom and in the   workplace.  


FastForward- Short Term Training
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