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.
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.
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.”
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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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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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.