Kenia Guevara was 2 years old when her family emigrated to the United States from El Salvador. Growing up in Frederick County, she was subjected to racial slurs, told she would never amount to anything and told to go back to her native country. Continue reading 6 graduate from Virginia Career Works’ first Building Maintenance Technician Program
For Andrea Davis, FastForward has been nothing short of life-changing. She was incarcerated for over eight years in federal prison, and after serving her time, she knew she had to make a change. Thanks to funding support through FastForward, Andrea was on the road to improving her life. Continue reading For Andrea Davis, the CDL Program was Life-Changing
The pandemic and economic crisis have brought about incredible change in such a short amount of time, affecting workplaces worldwide. For employers, new and evolving challenges result in a high need to constantly adapt to these dynamic trends. Continue reading Grow Your Own Workforce
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.”
2019 Fauquier County High School grad Logan Falls has a jump start on his heavy construction career thanks to LFCC Workforce Solutions’ Heavy Equipment Operators (HEO) program.
He was in the program’s first cohort of high school students who took the course two evenings a week this past spring.
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. Continue reading Build like the Ancients – Construction Project Management
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
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?
Start or Enhance Job Skills in Heavy Construction
Become a heavy equipment operator and earn an NCCER industry-recognized credential! The Heavy Equipment Operator program has been developed to meet the growing employment demands for equipment operators. Start or enhance your career in the high-demand field of heavy construction.
Recently announced from LFCC.EDU
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.