LFCC Workforce Solutions has the best side job ever

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Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Workforce Solutions is excited to announce the growth of the accelerated trades and apprenticeship programs offered in the City of Winchester, Middletown, and Fauquier County areas. LFCC Workforce Solutions is the region’s reliable source for technical and trades training programs for adults wanting to start or enhance a career in the trades and we are looking for trades instructors to teach the next generation of trades students. Have you ever considered sharing your knowledge and passion as an instructor?

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Amy Russo: From Laid-Off Due to COVID to Giving COVID Shots

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Had it not been for the pandemic, Amy Russo wouldn’t be in a new career right now, down what she loves – which now includes inoculating people against the COVID-19 virus.

Russo was working in automotive sales, making a very good salary, when life – as it did for millions around the globe – drastically changed.

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The Pandemic Didn’t Stop This High School Grad from Fast-Tracking His Career

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Clarke County Man Beats the Odds and Finds a New Career Through Training with LFCC Workforce Solutions

Luis Camacho-Bruno is so much happier pursuing his trades education than he was while working towards his engineering degree. The 2018 Clarke County High School graduate spent two years studying engineering at a four-year university.

“Then the pandemic hit,” he said. “It made me change my perspective on things.”

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Powell’s Plumbing Growing Their Own Workforce Through FastForward Credential Grant

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Usually, plumbers are the ones making house calls. But, one evening a week, a professional comes to Powell’s Plumbing in Winchester to provide instruction to 11 employees. It’s all part of a customized LFCC Workforce Solutions Corporate Training program. The employees are in the first level apprenticeship plumbing class. A few are plumbing technicians, and the rest are helpers, said Joey Luttrell, general manager of Powell’s Plumbing.

Joey Luttrell and 11 employees at Powell’s Plumbing prior to class.

Mechatronics Program: Start or Enhance Skills in Advanced Manufacturing

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Jobs in manufacturing are experiencing rapid advancements in technology sparking the rise of ‘smart’ connected work environments and the need for a highly-skilled workforce. Our mechatronics program can teach you the skills you need through hands-on learning, which will help you find a career as an electromechanical technician, production technician, or industrial maintenance technician, with excellent starting salaries.

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Pandemic Job Loss Opens Door to Exciting New Career

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Like many people around the U.S., Angel Ortiz of Remington lost his job at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luckily for Ortiz, he was able to turn this setback into a positive, quickly earning a National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)-recognized credential and starting a new career he loves.

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LFCC Workforce Solutions Talks Leadership Excellence on the Valley Today Radio Show

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We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom with Guy Curtis, Director of Marketing for LFCC Workforce Solutions, Carlene Hurdle, Corporate Training Director, and Jay Foreman, an instructor for corporate training and the upcoming Leadership Excellence program. Jay is also a John C. Maxwell-certified trainer, coach, and best-selling author. Continue reading LFCC Workforce Solutions Talks Leadership Excellence on the Valley Today Radio Show

HVAC Program Led to Great Career for 22-Year-Old

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Josiah Shortridge is just 22-years-old, but the facility operator HVAC technician is already thriving in his career.

He recently completed the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) trades course offered through LFCC Workforce Solutions. Shortridge earned his Level 4 certificate over the winter.

Because of the bonus hours he earned while out working during the course, he was able to get to the journeyman level in two years instead of four.

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LFCC Workforce Solutions Talks Boot Camps, Transitions, and Fresh Starts on the Valley Today Radio Show

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We pre-recorded the Valley Today radio show via Zoom with Guy Curtis from LFCC Workforce Solutions and his guest Christine Kriz from Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center.

We talked about the partnership between the two organizations and how the services they both provide complement each other for businesses looking for resources for growth, learning opportunities for themselves and employees, as well as advice and guidance for closing a business and seeking a fresh start.

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From Crisis to Continuity: Advice from a Former Air Force Pilot Webinar Replay

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When an unexpected crisis hits, it can take months for a business to reset and recover. When the crisis is ongoing and ever-changing, like the current pandemic we’re facing, it can take even longer.

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