Start or Enhance Skills in Carpentry
Carpenters make up the largest building trades occupation in the industry and those with all-around skills are in high demand.
Carpenters are involved in many different kinds of construction activities, from building highways and bridges to installing kitchen cabinets. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials.
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Locally and regionally carpenters are in high demand due to the growth of commercial and residential construction within our region. To see live job tasks and duties including live job postings, click here >>>
In partnership with Genesis Home Improvement, LLC, Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions offers carpentry training for individuals and organizations. The result of nearly three years of research and development lead to an industry-supported corporate training program that includes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCR) Carpentry Level 1 and Core Craft Skills credentials with grant-funded tuition assistance. Training offered serves as the first level of carpentry training
Carpentry Level 1
This class serves as the first level of training in the Carpentry craft. Structured as a hybrid class, a combination of on-line training and live classroom/lab training, students learn the following content: Core Curriculum; Basic Safety; Intro to Construction Math; Intro to Hand Tools; Intro to Power Tools; Intro to Construction Drawings; Basic Comm. Skills; Employability Skills; Introduction to the Carpentry Profession; Building Materials, Floor Systems, Wall Systems, Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing, Intro to Building Envelope Systems and Basic Stair Layout. Two Textbooks, Online Access Code, and all materials are included.
Computer and internet access required for hybrid class.
Carpentry Level 1 is eligible for FastForward Grant Funding and FANTIC financial assistance that could potentially cover 100% of tuition for eligible Virginia residents. Learn more about FastForward here >>>
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Corporate Training Contact
Director of Corporate Training
Corporate Training; Workforce Director, Fauquier Campus
Thanks to an investment from Mrs. Barbara J. Byrd, which was matched by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, Clarke County residents enrolled in LFCC Workforce Solutions programs are invited to apply for a scholarship. Limited funds are available, and the amount of the scholarship will vary. Residents of Clarke County seeking financial assistance for career training programs and educational resources may contact Sherry Pinto, [email protected].
There are also technology grants and emergency funds available to assist LFCC students from Clarke County who demonstrate need. Contact Sherry Pinto for more information.
A resident of Clarke County since childhood, Mrs. Byrd was a teacher for 9 years and represented the Russell district on the Clarke County Board of Supervisors for 20 years, becoming the first woman elected to the Board. She has seen firsthand the challenges faced by students and residents of Clarke County in pursuing higher education. The goal of this scholarship is to help increase educational attainment levels in Clarke County. According to Mrs. Byrd: “Whether it is a vocational/technical education, a 2-year college, or a 4-year university, motivated individuals should be given the opportunity to advance their lives in a positive way.”
LFCC Workforce Solutions offers coaching towards workforce and professional development training programs, certificate and degree programs offered at the college. Career training opportunities include individual classes and programs to increase skill set and sharpen skills in a quest to start a career or a career change. Programs available include a series of fast-track career training that earn you industry-recognized credentials and skills for jobs in high-demand fields.
Programs are Developed for People Who Are:
- Starting a career or new to the workforce
- Employed at a job below their potential and looking for advancement
- Individuals looking to make a career change or opportunity for promotion
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How Does It Work?
Many of these programs have grant sources that can help qualified individuals secure funds for training. Let our Workforce Coach help you get started.
- Learn about Fast-Track Career Training Programs that can earn you a credential
- Learn about occupations, earnings, and job demand for these programs
- Determine if grant funding or financial assistance can help you pay for your program
- Helpful staff will work with you to schedule intake assessments and applications
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