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Student and Employer Success Stories

Student and Employer Success Stories

Laurel Ridge Business Graduate Returned to Study Trades, Now Has a Plumbing Business

Published: September 13, 2022

Aidan Gould can’t seem to get enough of what Laurel Ridge Community College has to offer. He has completed an associate degree and studied two trades at the college. After […]

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Lisa Carroll: 2021 Central High School Grad Trucking Along

Published: September 12, 2022

Lisa Carroll has been smashing stereotypes since her graduation from Central High School last year. In December, she earned her CDL license, and this spring she earned her heavy equipment […]

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Elaine Hackle: As Her Children Grew, So Did Her Focus on Her Future

Published: September 12, 2022

As Elaine’s children grew, so did her focus on her future. Now that her kids are young adults, she’s crushing it at Laurel Ridge. She is currently in the certified […]

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6 graduate from Virginia Career Works’ first Building Maintenance Technician Program

Published: July 31, 2021

This is original content from the Winchester Star. Kenia Guevara was 2 years old when her family emigrated to the United States from El Salvador. Growing up in Frederick County, […]

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Posted in: Business and Professional Development, Student and Employer Success Stories, Trades and Apprenticeships

Jill Cagle: Workforce Solutions’ CompTIA courses lead to new career for mom of six

Published: July 27, 2021

Mother-of-six Jill Cagle is thriving as an IT specialist with Syntelligent Analytic Solutions in Luray where she is one of nearly 20 employees who either have graduated from or are […]

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Posted in: Business and Professional Development, Computers and Technology, Student and Employer Success Stories

Kareem Jenkins: Pandemic hiatus leads to new career direction

Published: July 26, 2021

Having his work hours drastically reduced due to the pandemic led Kareem Jenkins to take a serious look at what he wanted to do with his life. The Manassas resident […]

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Posted in: Business and Professional Development, Healthcare and Wellness, Student and Employer Success Stories

Cynthia Schneider: A Fresh Start Later in Life Thanks to LFCC

Published: May 20, 2021

Seven years ago, Top of Virginia Regional Chamber CEO Cynthia Schneider found herself at a crossroads. Her job had ended and she was 58, but she wasn’t ready for retirement.

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Posted in: Business and Professional Development, Corporate Training, Highlights, Student and Employer Success Stories

For Andrea Davis, the CDL Program was Life-Changing

Published: May 6, 2021

For Andrea Davis, FastForward has been nothing short of life-changing. She was incarcerated for over eight years in federal prison, and after serving her time, she knew she had to […]

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Posted in: Student and Employer Success Stories, Trades and Apprenticeships, Transportation

Amy Russo: From Laid-Off Due to COVID to Giving COVID Shots

Published: April 22, 2021

Had it not been for the pandemic, Amy Russo wouldn’t be in a new career right now, down what she loves – which now includes inoculating people against the COVID-19 […]

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Talent Shortages in the Workforce Pool

Published: April 5, 2021

Talent shortages are frustrating to employers but with 10 million unemployed in the United States, is there really a shortage of talent or are skills gaps the underlying issue? The […]

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Posted in: Announcements, Business and Professional Development, Corporate Training, Highlights, Student and Employer Success Stories

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