LFCC will become the first community college in Virginia to offer statewide industry credential programs for heavy equipment operators. The college has been awarded a $453,686 Workforce Capacity Building grant from the Virginia Community College System. The grant will allow for the establishment of a heavy equipment operator credential program at LFCC’s Vint Hill site, and for the expansion of several trades programs on the Fauquier Campus.
Looking for an in-demand career with a great paying wage? No time and money to earn a college degree? A career in the trades offers endless possibilities locally and regionally with advancement opportunities. Look for our Fast Track Career Training Programs to quickly train and receive a credential in one of Virginia’s highest demand career fields.
From welders to leaders and everyone in-between, we continue to be your local, reliable, and trusted partner for quality and relevant workforce training programs that meet the needs of employers and individuals in our community. (more…)
Recently, the Medical Assistant (CMA) Program offered through Workforce Solutions at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) released another student into the workforce. Ten months ago, Miriam Arriaga began her training in the CMA Program, and a mere 4 months later she graduated!
Arriaga “found a job right away” following graduation. Her hard work and effort she provided during her time at LFCC landed her a job with the Free Medical Clinic of the Shenandoah Valley, located in Winchester, Virginia. The rapid job offer from the Free Medical Clinic must be why Arriaga says the classes at LFCC “opens up a lot of doors.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant provides basic patient care under the direction of nursing staff. In this critical role, a CNA may be responsible for duties such as bathing, feeding, dressing, grooming, moving patients or changing linens. They may support patients to perform daily living activities such as standing, walking, exercising or getting out of bed. Opportunities for the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) include employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, day-care centers, doctors’ offices, rehabilitation facilities, industry and private duty nursing.
Event is part of second annual National Apprenticeship Week
Middletown — Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, today announced that it will host an Apprenticeship Hangouts On Air Live Presentation on November 15, 2016, at 8:30 AM as part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week.
The event will feature a presentation about LFCC’s successful Apprenticeship program, as well how the Virginia State Apprenticeship program works and the benefits to you as an employer. You will hear more about the new $4 million V2V American Apprenticeship Grant that was awarded to the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board to assist training new apprentices. Watch from your computer or phone for this presentation to find out why Apprenticeship is the new buzzword. (more…)
The Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1) certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. The MT1 program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing.
As an Office Manager for Customer Care at American Woodmark, Jennifer Frye has found herself a career in Human Resources (HR). She prides herself on treating people with dignity and respect along with her ability to keep things confidential. Frye wanted to keep the human aspect of Human Resources on the front lines in her company, and knew that her role as Office Manager could allow her to do that. She says she’s been fortunate to have managers who have supported her over the years and encouraged her to explore the programs offered through LFCC Workforce Solutions. (more…)