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

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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Start 2021 in a 90-Day World

Organizations are overwhelmingly familiar with setting goals. Leaders set yearly ones, they’re created for specific projects, and they can be short or long term. They’re also applied to new employees, stand-out ones, and to those that need a little boost. They can even be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely). While setting goals is proven to be a major factor in accomplishing them, many organizations fall short of achieving them because they are trying to do too many things at once. (more…)

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

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.

The Truth About 2021 Skills Gaps

Sure, our workforce has always faced interruptions in times of economic changes, technology trends, or automation but 2020 accelerated impacts to the world of work as we know it. (more…)

Grow Your Own Workforce

The pandemic and economic crisis have brought about incredible change in such a short amount of time, affecting workplaces worldwide. For employers, new and evolving challenges result in a high need to constantly adapt to these dynamic trends. (more…)

Mechatronics Program: Start or Enhance Skills in Advanced Manufacturing

Mechatronics Program

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. To meet these demands of advanced manufacturing, technology companies need people who understand and are cable to maintain systems and machinery that are computer-controlled.

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Pandemic Job Loss Opens Door to Exciting New Career

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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Looking Ahead, Together Webinar

Local businesses report on COVID-19 impact, recovery initiatives, and reset strategy

LFCC Workforce Solutions recently administered a survey to local businesses to determine the impact of COVID-19 on their business operations. (more…)

Fall Brings Change

There’s something really special about, fall isn’t it? Whether it’s the wooly scarves, bright foliage, or the anticipation of the fast-approaching holiday season, people just seem to absolutely love this season. (more…)