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:

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

Summer 2019 Schedule: 
July 9 - August 29 / Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM 

Classes are held at the Crossroads Institute in Galax with clinicals at local Nursing Homes.

CDL Truck Driver Training Program 

Spring 2019 classes:
April 15 - May 9, 2019 / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday - DEADLINE TO HAVE APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED & FINALIZED: MARCH 1, 2019

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 & Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:20 PM 
Classes are held at the Crossroads Institute in Galax.

Power Line Worker Program

Fall 2019 Schedule:
July 29 - October 25 / 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Monday - Thursday at the Wytheville campus 
(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

Spring 2019 Schedule: 
April 29 - June 24 (Times TBA) - DEADLINE TO HAVE APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED & FINALIZED: MARCH 1, 2019

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.

 

 

  • WCC - Wytheville
    1000 East Main Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
    Phone: (276) 223-4700
    TDD Hearing Impaired: (276) 223-4849
    Toll-Free: (800) 468-1195
  • WCC - Crossroads
    1117 East Stuart Drive
    Galax, VA 24333
    Phone: (276) 744-4974
  • WCC - Summit
    203 N. Church Street
    Marion, VA 24354
    Phone: (276) 783-1777 

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