Who We Serve
Software and Workforce Development for Organizations of All Types
We help businesses streamline talent acquisition and give qualified candidates opportunities to advance their careers through apprenticeships. With experience in over 45 different industries over the last 12 years, our team is equipped to design an apprenticeship to fit your specific needs. In fact, our key personnel represent over 200 years of military and civilian workforce development and technology domain expertise. In addition, an “earn and learn” training opportunity is an amazing asset to attract a diverse, qualified talent pool, reduce turnover costs and boost productiveness amongst highly-skilled employees.
Program Customization and Sourcing
We will help you create standardized, industry-endorsed instruction and on-the-job training. We work directly with you and the DOL to expand existing innovative apprenticeships, create national models, and accelerate their completion so you can adopt the programs that fit best with your company and begin training apprentices in days.
In addition to helping source candidates, FASTPORT provides technical assistance to companies on how to take advantage of federal and state benefits and programs, assists with the registration process, and can help guide companies in the development of occupational competencies.
As an Industry Intermediary, it is FASTPORT's job to streamline the Registered Apprenticeship creation, maintenance, and funding process for employers. Click below to connect with our team.
Get started with an apprenticeship career and get hands-on career training with a guaranteed paycheck. In connection to paid department of labor, Fastport offers approved apprenticeship programs in the transportation & logistics sector, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence to bridge skills gaps to access great careers.
Transition to Your Next Career
From their first day of work, apprentices receive a paycheck that is guaranteed to increase as their training progresses. Apprentices also complete a combination of job-related instruction and hands-on training at the job site leading to a nationally-recognized, portable credential.
Here's how it works:
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship.
Fastport has been awarded multiple government contracts and offers multiple government solutions.
Fastport is a workforce development accelerator and US Department of Labor Industry Intermediary. In addition to our own contract and commercial work, we support organizations seeking workforce development grants to streamline their access to industry stakeholders and source diverse candidates into earn-and-learn career opportunities.
We help businesses streamline talent acquisition and give candidates opportunities to advance their careers. With experience in over 45 different industries over the last 12 years, our team is equipped to design an apprenticeship to fit your needs. In fact, our key personnel represent over 200 years of military and civilian workforce development and technology domain expertise. In addition, an “earn and learn” training opportunity is an amazing asset to attract a diverse, qualified talent pool, reduce turnover costs and boost productivity.
Below are Performance Highlights (as of April 2023):
Apprenticeship Technical Assistance
DE&I Technical Assistance
Developed under 3 Air Force SBIR's and by over 140+ Air Force Recruiters, the recruiting system is customizable to organizations who need more and higher quality talent. Each custom solution is designed to help employers recruit more and higher quality talent by improving candidate targeting and differentiation positioning with data-driven recruiter productivity tools.
Our team will work with you to create a solution that provides candidates with a personalized benefits report, allowing them to create a life plan using your respective organization benefits. The system also provides insight into candidate activity and behaviors, allowing recruiters to target the most engaged candidates with tailored messaging.
Once a small business has completed an SBIR Phase I or Phase II contract, the necessity for competition has been satisfied, so procurement requirements across all federal agencies are streamlined. Sole source contracts are now possible as long as it is “Work that derives from, extends or completes an effort made under prior SBIR/STTR funding agreements...but funded by sources other than SBIR/STTR set-aside funding,” according to the Small Business Administration; SBIR and STTR Policy and Directives, Feb 2014, Sect. 4(c)(4).
Increase in Hires
Viewing Time Increase
FASTPORT was selected by the US Department of Labor to be an Industry intermediary to expand apprenticeships. Since that time, our team has been key in facilitating public-private partnerships through Workforce Boards, educational institutions, associations, and the DOL. These partnerships serve as a lifeline for businesses, educational institutions and apprenticeship providers alike in terms of funding, ROI, and mitigating administrative burdens. Intermediaries are familiar with providing supportive services while serving as a go-between in both the private sector and the federal government.
Interested in setting up an apprenticeship training program and want help sourcing candidates into your program? Check out Fastport's success with North Carolina State below.
North Carolina State's Artificial Intelligence Academy (AIA)
North Carolina (NC) State contracted with FASTPORT to provide connectivity to the military community as well as the greater job-seeking community to increase the number of artificial intelligence (AI) professionals through their apprenticeship program. As of April 2022, our team team has reached out to 81,842 Veterans to educate them to the AIA Program and connected 12,282 that have expressed interest directly to the AIA Program. This is an incredible 15.0% success rate.
Veteran Service Organizations (VSO's)
We've been helping VSO's with custom technology solutions to better run their organizations for nearly 10 years. Our systems touch over 500k+ members of the military community. Click the button below if you're interested in learning more about how we could help your organization. Here are two of VSOs we currently provide solutions for:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes Program
The Resume Engine & Career Spark are resume writing application systems for service members, veterans and their spouses. The systems translate military experience/records into civilian employer terminology, while utilizing hundreds of thousands of pre-written descriptions/bullet points/statements to help service members, veterans and spouses to quickly and easily draft a civilian resume in minutes and not hours.
Hiring Our Heroes Admin System includes everything they need to run their organization from event registration to employer sign-ups to resume searching/matching to dashboards and more. Together, the Resume Engine, Career Spark and Hiring Our Heroes Admin System include over 500k+ users with over 285k+ searchable resumes for employers to access.
President George W. Bush Institute
The George W. Bush Institute’s VET Roadmap developed by FASTPORT maps out the detailed process steps for a transitioning service member who is facing a “sea of goodwill” but often without navigation on how to find what they truly need. Using FASTPORT’s technology, the VET Roadmap aggregates all resources for each step in the process, giving service members the ability to rate and review the best resources, so over time the best resources have the best ratings and reviews. Ultimately, service members have the ability to customize their own transition roadmap when using the system.