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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Careers In-Demand

LFCC Workforce Solutions Professional Development and Continuing Education has partnered with WDVM to bring you Careers In-Demand. Every Thursday, we’ll feature careers that are needed in the community.

Project Managers

Certified Nursing Assistant

Registered Nurse

IT Data Developer

IT Manage Service Providers

IT Support

Commercial Truck Driving

Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics

Manufacturing Technician

Certified Welder

Construction Project Manager

Heavy Equipment Operator

Electrician

Plumbing

HVAC & Fridge Technician

 

Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program Paves the Way for Opportunity

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Yonathan Vigil Eufracio was one of 11 students from Fauquier County Public Schools and Prince William County Public Schools who participated in LFCC’s first-ever high school cohort for heavy equipment operator training.

Working with machinery runs in Yonathan Vigil Eufracio’s family, so taking the Heavy Equipment Operators (HEO) program designed for high school students and offered by LFCC Workforce Solutions last spring was a smart choice.

“It just came naturally to me,” he explains. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I applied and got the scholarship offered by my school system.”

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Fauquier County Resident Finds Purpose, Career With LFCC’s New Dental Assisting Course

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Fauquier County High School 2014 graduate Mackenzie Rollins has finally found a career she can really sink her teeth into, thanks to a brand-new dental assisting program being offered by LFCC Workforce Solutions.

This was Rollins’s second time enrolling at LFCC – she had previously studied business, but realized that wasn’t the field for her. She had also spent more than a year at James Madison University, where she switched majors several times.

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FastForward Showing Positive Impact Early On

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FastForward Credentials
The Top 5 FastForward Credentials are providing a 21%-58% increase in wages for graduates.

To date over 11,000 valuable, industry-recognized workforce credentials have been awarded to Virginians through a pay-for-performance grant training program. This training has occurred through a Virginia Community College program called FastForward, which was designed to empower Virginians with the specific skills employers are seeking. These workforce training programs are geared toward the needs of local businesses and focus on in-demand credentials and degrees allowing Virginians the chance to get the jobs they want and the salaries they need.

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Time for Back to School – Here is Why

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Every year in August and September schools get back underway. The fresh fall air, football on weekends and most people are getting back into a school routine. So why wouldn’t you and your organization go back to school, as well? During this time, most staff are back from summer vacations and companies are gearing up for a full-court press for the remaining fiscal quarters of the year. Here is your chance to finish the year strong by building confidence, reaffirming your professional dedication and increasing efficiency.

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Harness the Power of a Professional Credential, PACE

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Becoming professionally certified can mean the difference between a job offer, a raise, a promotion—or falling behind your peers. Professional certification proves to higher-ups and hiring decision-makers that you’re a leader and a valuable resource they can rely on. It is evidence of your commitment to your job as well as to the administrative profession.

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Myths About the Trades Debunked

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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.  Continue reading Myths About the Trades Debunked

PluggedInVA Hosting Adult Education Training through LFCC Workforce Solutions

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Plugged In Virginia

PluggedInVA is an education and career training program of the Nothern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education Program at Lord Fairfax Community College. Students looking to gain the skills they need to get their next job or career can find assistance through this unique program.

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