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Student and Employer Success Stories

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

HVAC Program Led to Great Career for 22-Year-Old

Published: July 15, 2020

Josiah Shortridge is just 22-years-old, but the facility operator HVAC technician is already thriving in his career. He recently completed the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) trades course offered […]

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Winchester FastForward Grad Thriving in New Career

Published: February 5, 2020

Since earning the 10,000th workforce credential from the Virginia Community College System’s (VCCS) FastForward job training program, life just keeps getting better and better for Winchester resident Ed Breeden. He […]

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High Schoolers Sign With Employers Following Laurel Ridge Heavy Construction Course

Published: August 15, 2019

2019 Fauquier County High School grad Logan Falls has a jump start on his heavy construction career thanks to Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions’ Heavy Equipment Operators (HEO) program. He was […]

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

Fauquier County Resident Finds Purpose, Career With LFCC’s New Dental Assisting Course

Published: August 15, 2019

Fauquier County High School 2014 graduate Mackenzie Rollins has finally found a career she can really sink her teeth into, thanks to a brand-new dental assisting program being offered by […]

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Posted in: Coaches Corner – Career Help, Healthcare and Wellness, Student and Employer Success Stories

IT Prep Courses Lead to a Career Start for Skyline Grad

Published: July 1, 2019

Skyline High School graduate Bradley Cute completed Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions’ CompTIA A+ Prep and Certification course and started his career with a federal contractor in Luray, Virginia. He took […]

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Posted in: Computers and Technology, Student and Employer Success Stories

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