For Immediate Release:
June 2, 2014
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For Immediate Release:
June 2, 2014
Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education (NSVAE) is holding a Recognition Ceremony acknowledging adults who have earned their GED credential, gained citizenship, or made notable accomplishments this year. The event will take place on LFCC’s (Lord Fairfax Community College) Middletown campus on June 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
The keynote speaker is Elizabeth Creamer, Advisor for Workforce Development, Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, for Governor Terry McAuliffe. In that role, she also acts as a liaison on workforce development to the Secretary of Education’s Office.
The NSVAE served 945 adults this year in Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren Counties and the City of Winchester. Around 240 adult students attained their GED. Classes are offered in 20 different locations around the region, including four county jail systems (Page, Warren, Shenandoah and Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center). A hybrid platform, consisting of on-line and in-class sessions is also available.
Amy Judd, Regional Program Manager, says, “making classes local and accessible is a key to successful outcomes. The adult students come from a variety of backgrounds: some have lost jobs and know they need more to re-enter the workforce, some have been home-schooled, some are foreign born students, and some, simply want to be able to help their children with Math homework.”
LFCC has managed the region’s adult basic education program since October of 2012, but recognizes the importance of several community partners. Many referrals come from the Virginia Employment Commission, public school systems, local Departments of Social Services, the Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services, and the Workforce Investment Board. The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley has generously supported LFCC’s Middle College and adult education program for several years. Because the GED test is now computer-based, a grant from Wells Fargo has made it possible for adult students to take free classes on “What You Need to Know about Computers for the 2014 GED Test.”
NSVAE assists the Commonwealth’s economy by supporting innovative, effective educational programs that prepare individuals for college, careers, and responsible citizenship. For more information go to www.needmyged.org or contact Amy Judd at 540-869-0747.
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.