For Andrea Davis, the CDL Program was Life-Changing

For Andrea Davis, FastForward has been nothing short of life-changing. She was incarcerated for over eight years in federal prison, and after serving her time, she knew she had to make a change. Thanks to funding support through FastForward, Andrea was on the road to improving her life.

“When I got out of prison, I knew I wanted to do something legally that would give me the kind of money I needed,” she said. “I was working at a Shenandoah Valley poultry plant when I saw the program fliers. I never thought I would be able to get into a program like that. I­ figured there would be a lot of paperwork and hoops to jump through.”

Andrea soon learned that the process was easy. After spending ­ five minutes to answer a couple of questions, she enrolled to earn a Commercial Driver’s License – Class A. Even better, with the ­financial support she received, she didn’t pay a dime out of her own pocket.

Andrea is now employed full-time with Western Express and readily shares her newfound happiness with her life and her career.

“I love my new job. I get to travel a lot; I have a flexible schedule, and I make good money,” she said.

“This is who I was meant to be and what I was meant to do.”

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