FastForward, Credentials For A Career That Matters / Wytheville Community College


FastForward Programs
 

What is FastForward?

FastForward is a high-demand program helping Virginians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. FastForward programs are short-term training courses offered through Virginia’s Community Colleges to help you fast-track your career. Job applicants with workforce credentials are twice as likely to be hired than applicants with no credentials.

Financial assistance is available to students participating in training and certification in one of the following approved programs:
For a full description of the programs, click on the program title. 

FastForward program contact: Vicki Marrs
Email: vmarrs@wcc.vccs.edu 
Phone: (276) 223-4717

Please contact Vicki to schedule an appointment. Application packet and deadlines for applying will be provided at that time. Students are entered on a first come, first served basis as applications are finalized. It is important for students to be proactive in finalizing their applications in a timely manner. 

Nurse Aide Program 

Fall 2019 Schedule:
September 16 - November 8
Monday - Friday
5:00 - 9:00 PM
Crossroads Institute in Galax

September 30 - November 8
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Crossroads Institute in Galax

September 4 - October 9
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
WCC campus in Wytheville

CDL Truck Driver Training Program

Fall 2019 Schedule:
November 25 - December 19
Monday - Friday 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Crossroads Institute in Galax.

PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in PowerLine, CDL, or Underground Power must obtain their Class A learner's permit prior to the deadline
(2 -4 weeks before first day of class).

Gas Metal Arc Welding/MIG - AWS Structural Steel Certification Training

Fall 2019 Schedule:
September 4 - December 4
Mondays and Wednesdays 
5:00 - 8:20 PM at the Crossroads Institute in Galax.

Power Line Worker Program

Fall 2019 Schedule:
July 29 - October 25
Monday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(CDL portion of the program will be held at the Crossroads Institute in Galax)

PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in PowerLine, Truck Driver Training, or Underground Power must obtain their Class A learner's permit prior to the deadline (2 -4 weeks before first day of class).

Underground Power Program

Fall 2019 Schedule
October 28 - December 19
Monday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(CDL portion of the program will be held at the Crossroads Institute in Galax)

PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in PowerLine, Truck Driver Training, or Underground Power must obtain their Class A learner's permit prior to the deadline (2 -4 weeks before first day of class).

 

Application to Workforce Programs

(Please note these forms must be signed and returned with required documentation before your application can be processed)

FastForward Career Programs Application

Required Documentation:

  • Driver's License/or Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Utility Bill with most recent address: (bank statement, cell phone bill, electric, voter card, etc.)
  • Most recent Tax Return filed (if parent/guardian is claiming you as a dependent, parent or guardian tax return will be required along with driver's license from both parent and student); OR if receiving TANF/SNAP (provide a copy of eligibility letter); OR if receiving Disability (provide a copy of eligibility determination letter).
  • If applying to the CDL Truck Driving program, student must provide an updated copy of driving record.

 

In addition to receiving grant funding, you may qualify for a scholarship through the Foundation Office to receive additional tuition assistance.

Workforce Scholarship Application

 

 Questions?

 Contact the Workforce Development Office at (276) 223-4717  or wfd@wcc.vccs.edu

 Workforce Non-credit Refund Policy

In non-credit classes, full refunds will be given if a course is cancelled or if a student withdraws three days prior to the course. In order to receive a refund, request can be made in writing, by phone at (276)223-4717, or via email at wfd@wcc.vccs.edu.

 

 

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