Online Learning Update

February 20, 2019

Preparing workers for the new economy

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am


A Virginia grant program is leading to increased credentials and wages for participants. The grants tie in with the FastForward program, which provides short-term training courses at community colleges. Through the program, students can work toward credentials in health care, skilled trades, welding and manufacturing, education, logistics and transportation, information technology and business and customer relations. Programs take between six and 12 weeks to complete and are built so students can get their education while they work. To date, the program has a 90 percent completion rate. The Virginia General Assembly created the New Economy Workforce Credentials Grants program in 2016, allocating $12.5 million for the program’s first two years.

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