For Immediate Release:
September 6, 2012
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax CommunityCollege (LFCC) is now offering adult learners the opportunity to explore careeroptions and plan for a career. Through agrant from the U.S. Department of Labor, LFCC has employed two adult careercoaches and two job placement coordinators to assist with career assessments,career planning/coaching, selecting a program of study, identifying fundingoptions for classes, developing interview skills, and writing resumes. The grant, administered by TidewaterCommunity College and the Virginia Community College System, was awarded forthree years under the Trade Adjustment Act Community College Training Program. Virginia is one of six programs in the nationto receive funding.
"This new program provides support toindividuals in our community who are considering new careers," said LFCCPresident, Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy. "LFCC is excited about this additional opportunity to help people in ourcommunity achieve their employment goals through education and training."
LFCC’s program focuses on individuals whohave lost a job or anticipating layoff, those who are interested in health carecareers, and veterans and their spouses. However, anyone who is unemployed or underemployed is eligible forassessment services. Individuals areprovided services in cooperation with the Virginia Employment Commission andthe local One Stop Job Centers, who may be able to provide funds for tuitionand supportive services. Once anindividual has identified a potential career field, coaches work with them toidentify training and education needs. The job placement coordinators then work with individuals to preparethem for employment.
To contact an adult career coach orjob placement coordinator at Lord Fairfax Community College, call (540) 868-7000or go online to the College’s website, www.lfcc.edu .
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.