To date over 11,000 valuable, industry-recognized workforce credentials have been awarded to Virginians through a pay-for-performance grant training program. This training has occurred through a Virginia Community College program called FastForward, which was designed to empower Virginians with the specific skills employers are seeking. These workforce training programs are geared toward the needs of local businesses and focus on in-demand credentials and degrees allowing Virginians the chance to get the jobs they want and the salaries they need.
Through FastForward, Virginians are securing productive careers and bettering their lives while ensuring that businesses have the talent they need to help them grow and prosper. Here is an update on FastForward graduates and how this training program is changing lives and helping Virginia’s economy:
- FastForward serves people traditional higher education programs leave behind
- FastForward graduates are prepared for jobs businesses urgently need to be filled
- FastForward graduates earn a higher standard of living and a pathway to the middle class
- FastForward graduates boost Virginia’s bottom line
View the FastForward Update Infographic from Fall 2018
Sources: Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Student Survey, EMSI and VCCS analysis