LFCC Workforce Office 1st in State for Employer Services

For Immediate Release:
October 23, 2012

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

The Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education (WSCE) at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has been recognized by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) for serving more employers than any other community college in the Commonwealth.  According to the VCCS, LFCC’s program served 1,273 employers in FY 2012, up 23.6% from the 2011 numbers.

 “This data is evidence of what we see every day at LFCC,” stated Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, College President.  “All the staff in WSCE work hard to help employers obtain the skilled employees necessary for their successful operations.”

 “It is very affirming to be at the top of the VCCS in employers served,” responded Jeanian Clark, Vice President of Workforce Services at LFCC.  “We are fortunate to have good relationships with employers throughout the region, and a history of service that promotes our ability to help develop and expand the skills of our regional workforce.”

 According to the VCCS data, 11,025 employers were served throughout the state in FY 2012.  LFCC’s program served 11.5% of the total number of employers served.  WSCE provides classes, workshops, and specialized training opportunities focusing on job skills and professional development.  More information on LFCC’s WSCE can be found at the website,  www.LFCCworkforce.com or by calling (540) 868-7021

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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.

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