For Immediate Release:
March 29, 2018
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Laurel Ridge students and the community at large are invited to Focus on Health: Education, Employment and Wellness Career Fair 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 10 in the Corron Community Development Center on Laurel Ridge’s Middletown Campus.
The fair, an annual event, is designed for those who are looking for a job in the health care field, interested in transferring to a four-year university, or searching for health and wellness services.
Hiring employers who will be at the expo include Valley Health, Winchester Family Health Center, Fauquier Health, Synergy HomeCare, Winchester Medical Center Medical Radiography Program and assisted living facilities.
Representatives from various universities will be available for consultation, including the University of Virginia, Shenandoah University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University and Shepherd University.
Vendors who provide health and wellness services and who have committed to the fair include the Laurel Ridge Food Pantry, The Laurel Center, Our Health, Valley Health Wellness Center and the Laurel Ridge Fitness Center.
All who come to the fair will be entered to win a raffle prize.
Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge 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. Laurel Ridge 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. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Laurel Ridge Community College (Laurel Ridge) 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 Laurel Ridge Community College. Laurel Ridge 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. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.
Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.