Affordable, short-term training courses to help you fast-track your career.
FastForward programs help Virginians get the high-demand jobs they want and the salaries they need. ESCC programs “fast forward” careers by providing training in weeks or months, instead of semesters or years.
FastForward is a short-term program that prepares Virginia’s learners to receive recognized licenses or credentials in a variety of high-demand industries, helping them get the job they want with the salary they need to provide for themselves and their families. FastForward credentials can either be stand-alone classes, or serve as the first step on a pathway that leads to more advanced learning opportunities, including certificates, Career Studies Certificates, and academic degrees.
FastForward classes provide significant value to the learner. Students (or their employer) pay for the first one-third of the class cost, and the Commonwealth of Virginia automatically pays for the next one-third. Once a student successfully completes their class and earns their credential, the Commonwealth will also pay the last one-third! Significant financial assistance is normally available to help students with their class costs; it’s not unusual for students to receive aid for all of their obligation. Text books and certification exams are also included in the cost of the classes. Additionally, the FastForward program provides learners with a dedicated coach to help overcome barriers both inside and outside the classroom.
ESCC FastForward Programs
|Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional||American Healthcare Documentation Professions|
|Certified Nurse Aide||National Nurse Aide Assessment Program|
|Commercial Driver’s License Class A||Virginia DMV|
| CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ |
(required to take other CompTIA classes)
|Customer Services and Sales Certification||National Retail Federation|
| NCCER Core – Introductory Craft/Trades Skills|
(English and Spanish language offerings)
|National Center for Construction Education and Research|
|Electrical – Level 1||National Center for Construction Education and Research|
|Electrical – Level II||National Center for Construction Education and Research|
|Pharmacy Technician||Pharmacy Technician Certification Board|
|Remote Pilot Airman Licensing (FAA Part 107)||Federal Aviation Administration|
Contact ESCC Workforce Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-789-7979.