Shenandoah County Career Training Scholarship

Shenandoah County residents can save 75% off tuition for any Workforce Solutions courses. If you or a member of your household has been financially impacted by COVID-19, use this scholarship to take courses that lead to high-demand careers. With over 1,000 courses offered each year, credential programs, and apprenticeships that take weeks or months (not years) to complete, you can quickly gain the skills you need to change course.

Possible Career Training Programs

  • Transportation (CDL-A, CDL-B)
  • Information Technology (IT) (CompTIA, Amazon Web Services, ITIL, and more)
  • Healthcare (Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, and more)
  • Construction Trades (HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Heavy Equipment Operator and more)
  • Business and Professional Development (Project Management, Online Marketing, ​Data Analysis and more)
  • and More – let us know what course you are looking for!

Questions about the Scholarship?
Need Application Assistance?

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Complete this quick form and we’ll be in touch soon. Don’t like forms? Give us a call at 540-868-7021.


 

Carpentry Training

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.

Explore Carpentry Jobs and Career Outlook

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 >>>

Courses

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.

Funding Options

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 >>>

Interested Enrolling?

We’ll let you know about our upcoming courses. Complete this short form.


Corporate Training Contact

Carlene Hurdle
Carlene Hurdle
Director of Corporate Training
P:
540-351-1045
Focus Areas:
Corporate Training; Workforce Director, Fauquier Campus

Barbara J. Byrd Clarke County Student Success Fund

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.”

Workforce Coaching

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
  • Unemployed
  • Employed at a job below their potential and looking for advancement
  • Individuals looking to make a career change or opportunity for promotion

We Can Provide Career Help With:

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

Contact Our Workforce Coach

Complete this short form to tell us about your interests and goals.


 

Contact

Julia Bridgen
Julia Bridgen
Workforce Coach
P:
540-869-0793
Focus Areas:
Advising/Coaching on Workforce Training Programs

 

 

Warren County Career Training Scholarship

Warren County residents can save 75% off tuition for any Workforce Solutions courses. If you or a member of your household has been financially impacted by COVID-19, use this scholarship to take courses that lead to high-demand careers. With over 1,000 courses offered each year, credential programs, and apprenticeships that take weeks or months (not years) to complete, you can quickly gain the skills you need to change course.

Possible Career Training Programs

  • Transportation (CDL-A, CDL-B)
  • Information Technology (IT) (CompTIA, Amazon Web Services, ITIL, and more)
  • Healthcare (Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, and more)
  • Construction Trades (HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Heavy Equipment Operator and more)
  • Business and Professional Development (Project Management, Online Marketing, ​Data Analysis and more)
  • and More – let us know what course you are looking for!

Questions about the Scholarship?
Need Application Assistance?

We’re Here to Help

Complete this quick form and we’ll be in touch soon. Don’t like forms? Give us a call at 540-868-7021.


The Pandemic Didn’t Stop This High School Grad from Fast-Tracking His Career

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Clarke County Man Beats the Odds and Finds a New Career Through Training with LFCC Workforce Solutions

Luis Camacho-Bruno is so much happier pursuing his trades education than he was while working towards his engineering degree. The 2018 Clarke County High School graduate spent two years studying engineering at a four-year university.

“Then the pandemic hit,” he said. “It made me change my perspective on things.”

Continue reading The Pandemic Didn’t Stop This High School Grad from Fast-Tracking His Career

Start 2021 in a 90-Day World

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Organizations are overwhelmingly familiar with setting goals. Leaders set yearly ones, they’re created for specific projects, and they can be short or long term. They’re also applied to new employees, stand-out ones, and to those that need a little boost. They can even be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely). While setting goals is proven to be a major factor in accomplishing them, many organizations fall short of achieving them because they are trying to do too many things at once. Continue reading Start 2021 in a 90-Day World

Facility Rental

An essential piece of LFCC’s mission is our commitment to strengthen the “educational, economic, and cultural life” of our community. To support this mission, we offer our facilities to outside groups for nominal rates. From small meetings to large events, the College is able to provide secure facilities that offer state-of-the-art technology.
Please give Larry Baker a call at 540-868-7283

 

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship programs at LFCC Workforce Solutions provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to for entry-level skills within a variety of fields. Partnering with Workforce Solutions to enroll your employees in one of our apprenticeship programs allows you to hire for fit, rather than skill set, ultimately cultivating a highly skilled and credentialed workforce.

Apprenticeship programs available through Workforce Solutions include: Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing. These trades programs are designed as hybrid training models to suit the busy lifestyles of our students, while also allowing them to do their jobs for you. Hybrid training is a combination of online training and live classroom/lab training. It uses the NCCER (National Center for Construction and Education Research) curriculum which provides valuable standardized and portable national credentials that are helpful for students building their careers with an employer.

Benefits

  • Training standards can be tailored to the employers’ individual needs
  • Training Increases productivity by cultivating a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce
  • Allows companies to promote from within and increase retention
  • Strengthens the bond between management, supervisors, and employees and promotes teamwork

What’s more, most of the apprenticeship programs available through Workforce Solutions are eligible for FastForward funding, meaning you can potentially increase your training budget by 66%.

To learn more about our apprenticeship programs, please fill out the form below.


 

Employer Success

Powell’s Plumbing Growing Their Own Workforce Through FastForward Credential Grant

Funding for VA Business

FastForward is your Pipeline for Skilled, Qualified Employees.

We know Virginia businesses struggle to hire qualified talent—especially the skilled technicians and technologists who are trained on the equipment specific to your industry and vertical.

That’s why FastForward was created.

FastForward is a grant-funded training program hosted through Virginia’s Community Colleges. We’re here to serve as your community partner. We want to know what your needs are – from the kinds of training and certifications required, to the kind of candidate you’re looking for.

From there, we attract people to enroll in workforce training programs aimed at earning industry-recognized certifications and licenses for a wide variety of in-demand careers. The more we know about the demands in your community, the better we can help train and build that pipeline of future employees.

Most trades programs are eligible for FastFoward Credential Funding which covers 2/3rds the cost of tuition for eligible Virginia residents.

While funding lasts, employers can pay one-third of the cost of tuition on select FastForward programs. FastForward programs are short-term training courses offered through Virginia’s community colleges to help individuals and organizations fast-track workplace skills. Look for the special “FastForward Price” with eligible programs. Virginia residency required for students.

 

LFCC FastForward Eligible Programs

Computers and Technology

Healthcare

Manufacturing and Construction Trades

Transportation and Logistics

FastForward attracts people to enroll in workforce training programs aimed at earning industry-recognized certifications and licenses for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Check out the interview with the folks at S.W. Rodgers about their experience hiring FastForward graduates.