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WHAT WE DO

New River Community College’s Office of Workforce Development fosters economic growth and development by helping provide an appropriately trained workforce for the New River Valley and the Commonwealth. Services include credentialing, a wide range of training opportunities, skills upgrading and career development programs, retraining, pre-employment testing and state-of-the-art technology instruction. Workforce Development staff develop customized training programs to meet the specific needs of employers, and the unit also offers open enrollment courses for the general public in areas ranging from computing to management training.

 

What is FastForward?

FastForward is a program that provides clear paths to meaningful careers and helps people get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. FastForward programs are low-cost, short-term training courses offered through NRCC to help you fast-track training to prepare you for careers in truck driving, manufacturing technology, medical assisting, nurse aide, pharmacy technician as well as Lean Six Sigma Green and Yellow Belt. Most courses take six to twelve weeks to complete, and financial assistance is available. FastForward programs provide the New River Valley’s most affordable, achievable option in postsecondary education.

How FastForward Works

Courses offered under this program are designed to be completed on a short-term basis (weeks or months as opposed to years of study). Students in FastForward program also benefit from significant cost reductions. Subject to the availability of funds, students pay only one-third of the normal cost of training. Pending availability of state funds, students can use FANTIC funds to help cover the first one-third if necessary.

HOW TO REGISTER

Student Expectations

  • Pay 1/3 of the tuition up front
  • Attend and participate in all classes
  • Pass certification requirements/testing
  • Provide a copy of the earned credential to NRCC Workforce Development
  • Sample Release Form

FANTIC

Financial Aid for Noncredit Training Leading to Industry Credentials program, also known as FANTIC, provides funding for students who can show financial need and who are enrolled in one of NRCC’s FastForward short-term career training programs. FANTIC funding is limited and is offered to students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Financial Aid for Non-credit Training Leading to Industry Credentials (FANTIC) Form

 
 Trade License Renewal Courses

Trades License Renewal Courses

Attention journeymen, master plumbers, electricians, HVAC mechanics and gas fitters - you know you need continuing education in your profession as part of the licensing process, but did you know you can fulfill that requirement at NRCC?

NRCC offers Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and Board of Contractors approved renewal courses online.

Industry and Trades Courses:

 

WORKFORCE STAFF

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

Stacey Ayers

 

Non-Credit Enrollment/Records Specialist

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Barry Cox

 

Industry Training Coordinator

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Diane Gray

 

Director of Transitional Programs

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Jeremy Jones

 

Workforce Career & Credentials Coach

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Kelly Kaiser

 

Public Relations Assistant

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Robyn Lynch

 

Administrative Assistant

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Ross Matney

 

Workforce Training Coordinator

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Serena Ming

 

Administrative Assistant

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Lynne Roark

 

Administrative and Office Specialist

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Jill Ross

 

Public Relations Specialist

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Mark Rowh

 

Vice President for Workforce Development and External Relations

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Jeannie Southern

 

Administrative Office Specialist

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Jeanne Symanoskie

 

Coordinator, Montgomery County Workforce Training

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NRCC IN DUBLIN:

  •  5251 College Drive
  •  Dublin, VA 24084
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  •  Christiansburg, VA 24073
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