Thanks to LFCC, Statewide Recognition Given to Winchester Man Who Trades Up

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Left to right – Joy Cary (PIVA), Dr. Kim Blosser (LFCC President), Ed Breedan (MT1 Graduate), Sherry Pinto (FastForward Coach), Scott Carlson (Apprenticeship Grant Coordinator)

For many people, learning that their workplace of 23 years is closing would be devastating. But, for Winchester resident Ed Breeden it was the chance to reinvent himself and to earn a much better living.

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Name of the Game – Keep Your Manufacturing Equipment Running

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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.

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An Increase to $5,000 in Training Reimbursement for Registered Apprentices

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The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board (SVWDB) was awarded a $4 Million grant in October 2015 as part of the US Department of Labor’s American Apprenticeship Initiative designed to address the nation’s critical skill shortage through the expansion of registered apprenticeship programs. Continue reading An Increase to $5,000 in Training Reimbursement for Registered Apprentices

Mechatronics Program: Start or Enhance Skills in Advanced Manufacturing

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Mechatronics Program

The Multi-Craft program has advanced to the next level to meet the demands of advanced manufacturing technologies. This new Mechatronics program has been enhanced to include training in Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC languages, industrial electrical/mechanics, fluid power, and process instrumentation and systems control.

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Start or Enhance Your Trades Career

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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.

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LFCC Workforce Solutions Supports #NAW2016 with Hangouts On Air Live Event

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Event was in part to support the second annual National Apprenticeship Week

Middletown — Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board, hosted an Apprenticeship Hangouts On Air Live presentation on November 15, 2016,  as part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week. Continue reading LFCC Workforce Solutions Supports #NAW2016 with Hangouts On Air Live Event

Manufacturing Technician MT1 Fast Track Career Training Program

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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.

 

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MT1 Training Kicks Off with Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sends First Cohort Through MT1 Program
Thermo Fisher Scientific Team begins their training in the MT1 Level 1 Program at LFCC

The Manufacturing Technician (MT-1), a nationally recognized credential, helps employers identify people with the core skills needed to work in today’s high-demand, high-wage advanced manufacturing operations. It is also a stackable credential that can help you on a pathway to a specific career within the manufacturing field, such as welding, metalworking or mechatronics. Continue reading MT1 Training Kicks Off with Thermo Fisher Scientific

Manufacturing Specialist Fast Track Career Training Program

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The Manufacturing Specialist certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. Mechatronics The program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing.  The core competency areas certified are: (1) Math and Measurement, (2) Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology.

The purpose of the certification program is to document individuals’ mastery of the critical competencies required for modern manufacturing production and production-related occupations.  The goals of the certification program are to:

  •  Develop a workforce pipeline capable of meeting the requirements of existing and emerging employers in advanced technology  industries such as manufacturing,
  •  Provide a customized fast track pathway to stackable credentials for 21st Century advanced technology careers in industry,
  •  Provide online and instructor-led training to address identified technical skill gaps, and
  •  Provide a pathway to advanced level training and specialized training based on industry requirements for potential new hires  and incumbent workers.

Students taking this intensive training program are prepared for entry-level positions with regional manufacturers, making competitive wages, benefits and opportunities for advancement.

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