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Student and Employer Success Stories

Student and Employer Success Stories

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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Posted in: Student and Employer Success Stories

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

The Pandemic Didn’t Stop This High School Grad from Fast-Tracking His Career

Published: January 25, 2021

Clarke County Man Beats the Odds and Finds a New Career Through Training with Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions Luis Camacho-Bruno is so much happier pursuing his trades education than he […]

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Posted in: Student and Employer Success Stories, Uncategorized

Powell’s Plumbing Growing Their Own Workforce Through FastForward Credential Grant

Published: December 11, 2020

Usually, plumbers are the ones making house calls. But, one evening a week, a professional comes to Powell’s Plumbing in Winchester to provide instruction to 11 employees. It’s all part […]

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Posted in: Corporate Training, Student and Employer Success Stories

Pandemic Job Loss Opens Door to Exciting New Career

Published: October 15, 2020

Like many people around the U.S., Angel Ortiz of Remington lost his job at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily for Ortiz, he was able to turn this setback […]

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Posted in: Student and Employer Success Stories

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