Workforce Development


Seven SWR company representatives recently took part in an open house event at Lord Fairfax Community College’s Vint Hill Campus.  The event was held to introduce the new “Heavy Equipment Operators Course” which will be offered this winter at the LFCC campuses.  The course is an effort to combat the shortage of equipment operators that our industry currently faces.  LFCC has been able to secure state grant money to start the new course and to purchase two new Vortex simulator machines.  The simulators were tested by many at the open house event and provided a lot of buzz among our industry friends.  Both Tom Rodgers and Chuck Rodgers took the time to try out the simulators.  The creation of the program is a giant leap forward for the growth of our local workforce.  SWR is proud to be a part of and is looking forward to working alongside the college to help attract new talent to our team.

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