VCCS Resources: FastForward and Career Coach Certification Program

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Dec 5th at 2:00 PM until 3:15 PM

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In March 2016, Virginia's Community Colleges implemented the nation's first pay-for-performance workforce program that lowers student costs for noncredit credentialing programs in high demand fields. Located in all 23 of Virginia's Community Colleges, the program cuts costs to students by 2/3, provides financial aid, and supports outreach and recruitment efforts to bust myths about middle skills careers. The program also comes with a coach who supports the student from enrollment to course/credential completion and into employment or further education. The presenter will highlight the practice and outcomes to date of this innovative approach to 21st-century workforce development.