For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2011
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Office of Workforce Solutions & Continuing Education has been honored for excellence in Programming by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), an international association in lifelong learning. The Office was recognized for its development of the Educational Consortium, offering high-quality, top notch speakers and professional development opportunities to five school systems in the College’s service region. To date, the program has enrolled over 800 teachers in these seminars. With budget cut backs, public schools and their teachers have fewer dollars for continuing education so this approach benefits the schools, teachers, and students. The success of the program is indicated by the addition of four more school systems as participants with an expected enrollment of nearly 2,000 teachers in 2012.
LERN members offer hundreds of exemplary programs annually, as well as exceptional ideas for marketing, community service, and brochure and web page design. LERN’s primary criterion in selecting exemplary programs was the quality of being at the leading edge of the field of lifelong learning. In addition, the following criteria are considered: originality, innovation, appropriateness and adaptability as a model for other programs, replicability, and measurable outcomes. Julie Coates, Vice President of Information Services for LERN, said that this year’s award nominees were among the highest quality ever submitted. Lord Fairfax Community College, Workforce Solutions & Continuing Education department’s program was selected from a field of more than 100 entries from four countries.
For more information on the programs of the Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education, contact the office at (540) 868-7021 or the program’s website at www.LFCCworkforce.com.
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.