Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions Now Offering Coding Bootcamps

For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2021

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

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Middletown, VA. (July 19, 2021) Within just 18 weeks, students have the opportunity to learn the skills and technologies to fill the nearly 7,600 open software developer positions in the state of Virginia. Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions Professional Development and Continuing Education is responding to the growing need for skilled software developers in the workforce with a fast-track solution. Laurel Ridge is filling the IT education gap by offering Front End Bootcamps powered by Promineo Tech, which start Aug. 17. 

The 18-week programs are fast-paced and thorough, covering a wide range of technologies that are broken up into three 6-week courses, which include weekly lectures and assignments. The programs are led by professional software engineers who have teaching and training experience. Embracing the inevitable changes stemming from the pandemic, Laurel Ridge continues to find ways to offer valuable education in a remote setting. 

Students meet with their cohort live each week and can participate in scheduled office hours and one-on-one personalized mentor sessions. Additionally, students may take advantage of various career services at any time during the program and even after graduation. Services include resume review, interview prep, career advice, community events, and more. 

Graduates will be trained with the technologies and methodologies that hiring managers look for when onboarding Java Developers, Software Engineers, Application Developers and Front End Developers. The skills and technologies covered in the curriculum are designed to prepare the students with the practical skills that hiring managers are seeking.

“We are very excited to partner on this training program,” said Workforce Solutions program manager Sam Brill. “This partnership provides an opportunity for students to quickly gain the skills required for some of the high-demand jobs within our local Laurel Ridge service region.

“With the ever-changing technology needs in our region, students in this course can obtain the hands-on skills needed for today’s hot jobs in information technology in a matter of weeks.”

Not only does this high-demand program provide the advantage of top-quality software development education, but it will also be comparatively affordable, costing just a third of what similar programs do. 

“As the tech industry booms, the demand for qualified developers continues to outpace the supply of candidates,” said Nick Suwyn, President of Promineo Tech. “It’s our goal to make technology education more affordable and accessible to enable a greater portion of the workforce to fill these roles. We’re thrilled to be working with Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions to launch these programs in Virginia.”  

Enrollment for the next Front End cohort is open. Financing and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
To learn more about attending a bootcamp, visit

About Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions
Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education (WSCE) at Laurel Ridge Community College serves the individuals and businesses throughout the community with high-quality, relevant course offerings in business, professional development, and continuing education. Designed for adults of all ages, WSCE programs offer high-quality instruction and hands-on skills that transfer directly into the workplace. WSCE offers instructional year-round programs convenient for individuals or employers at multiple locations, or even on-site at an organization.

About Promineo Tech: Promineo Tech is an Education-as-a-Service provider that partners with Community Colleges to offer coding bootcamps and related technology training. Their mission is to make technology education affordable, accessible, and low risk for everyone so that anyone has the opportunity to improve their lives through learning. They teach people the skills needed to enter, and be successful, in high-demand, technology fields such as the software development industry. Learn more at



Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With three locations — Middletown, Warrenton, and Luray-Page County — 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 is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Laurel Ridge Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Laurel Ridge shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment. Inquiries may be directed to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources, [email protected]173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645, 540-868-7226.

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.