Build like the Ancients – Construction Project Management

As long as there have been complex building projects, there have been Project Managers. For centuries, the person overseeing the construction of a complex building was often the architect, which is thought to be the case in ancient structures like the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the aqueducts of Rome.

Times change and more and more details of managing a construction project can be done digitally and that trend is expected to grow. Mobile-friendly technology and software are set to play a major role in the field, as a younger workforce is more comfortable with the technology, and it will allow the work to be managed and tracked from anywhere. (more…)

LFCCWS Launches New Healthcare Career Training Programs for Fall 2018


New fall 2018 Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education (LFCCWS) launches several new career training programs to fill the job demand of local healthcare providers. Dental Assisting, Personal Fitness Trainer, Medical Scribe and Medication Aide programs add to a robust lineup of entry-level in-demand jobs.


Medication Aide Fast-Track Career Training Program

medication aide providing assistance to older man

This Medication Aide Program prepares students to safely administer or to assist in client self-administration, medications in specific settings. This class includes lecture, skills lab, and clinical experiences. Students will be able to facilitate or assist the client with the administration of insulin, prepare for safe administration of medications to clients in assisted living facilities, maintain aseptic conditions, understand basic pharmacology, follow appropriate procedures for documentation and much more!


Dental Assisting Fast-Track Career Training Program

Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dental team in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy working with your hands and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you. Topics included in this class are basic dental sciences, preclinical and clinical skills, radiography, restorative and laboratory materials and techniques, practice management and much more. This hands-on class will give you the tools you need to be successful in the industry. You will earn your BLS CPR Certification and Certificate in Dental Radiation Safety through this course. Books and supplies are all included in the class.


Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Fast-Track Career Training Program

Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Personal Trainers are increasingly in demand locally and can be a great career for anyone with a passion for fitness! Personal Trainers instruct and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and stretching. You would work with people of all ages and skill levels. This hands-on class will give you the tools you need to be successful in the field. (more…)

Name of the Game – Keep Your Manufacturing Equipment Running

Keep things running! That is the name of the game in the Manufacturing Industry!

In manufacturing, it is essential for equipment to run optimally. This is not only to maintain production but also ensure staff safety and product quality. In many cases, when equipment fails, it is due to the fact that the correct service intervals have not been met and/or replaced parts installed are not in line with genuine original manufacturer’s specification.


Myths About the Trades Debunked

Revive the blue collar worker! Their jobs pay well.

Stuck in your current career? Need to earn a higher wage for your family? Looking for a change but don’t have the time or resources for a four-year degree. Trades may be your answer. The trades are high-demand locally, regionally and across our nation. In a short period of time, you can earn a national credential and be on your way a to a new and exciting career.  (more…)

Learn to Effectively Manage Projects and Improve Your Employability

Managing Projects?

Want to become more employable in a few short months? A recent U.S. News and World Report study revealed that project management is one of the top three skills employers are looking for. Did you know that PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential? Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification. (more…)

LFCC Workforce Solutions has the best side job ever

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?