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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.

ESCC FastForward Programs

CredentialAwarding Entity
Commercial Driver’s License Class A Virginia DMV
Commercial Driver’s License Class B Virginia DMV
CompTIA A+ CertificationCompTIA
CompTIA Network+ CertificationCompTIA
CompTIA Security+ CertificationCompTIA
Customer Services and Sales CertificationNational Retail Federation
Electrical – Level 1 National Center for Construction Education and Research
Pharmacy TechnicianPharmacy Technician Certification Board
Apprentice Medical Scribe ProfessionalAmerican Healthcare Documentation Professions

Why FastForward?

In every corner of the Commonwealth, people are eager to find meaningful jobs and employers are looking for workers with the right skills. In the decade leading up to 2023, Virginia businesses will need to hire more than 1.4 million people to replace retiring workers and fill newly-created jobs.

According to the National Skills Coalition, almost half of the job openings in Virginia between 2010 and 2020 will require some post-high school education, but not necessarily a bachelor’s degree. To land these jobs, applicants need industry-recognized credentials, certifications, and licenses.

  • FastForward programs offer a clear path to meaningful careers, providing students with a renewed sense of professional fulfillment that comes with turning their lives around.
  • FastForward Career Coaches will help participants through the job training process, help search for financial aid, and even help them prepare for entry into the workforce.
  • FastForward is the most affordable, attainable option in higher education.

Barbara Rang
FastForward Career Coach