Workforce development director receives Chancellor’s Award
Published 11:13 am Wednesday, December 26, 2018
by Wendy Harrison
Paul D. Camp Community College Director of Workforce Development Angela Lawhorne was awarded recognition recently at the Virginia’s Community Colleges Higher Education Conference held at the Homestead in Hot Springs.
The 2018 award for Outstanding Achievement by a College Staff Member, was presented to Lawhorne by Chancellor Dr. Glenn DuBois. It is designated for the individual who has demonstrated expertly applied skills and practical knowledge to enhance the workforce development system in Virginia, while providing top-notch service and increased access to students, business partners and other customers.
“Without a doubt, Angela has turned about workforce development at PDCCC and is truly deserving of the chancellor’s award,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Workforce Development Dr. Renee Felts.
Since her hiring in 2017, Lawhorne has launched or helped with the launch of 12 FastForward credentialing programs, including the following curricula: Fast Track Healthcare; Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician; and The National Center for Construction Education and Research Industrial Maintenance-Electrical and Instrumentation.
“In addition, she brought four programs in-house and helped create PDCCC’s very own Regional Warehouse and Distribution Training Facility,” added Felts.
Angela has also been instrumental in securing funding in excess of $600,000 for the new initiatives, which have increased enrollment and revenue for workforce development.
“I am so grateful to receive this award,” said Lawhorne. “I am fortunate to get to do what I love each and every day, which is meeting the immediate needs of local employers and the community by creating new non-credit programs.”
Workforce Career Coach Lisha Wolfe was also nominated for the “Rising Star” award for her contributions to workforce development.
For more information about workforce development programs, visit www.pdc.edu.
WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Paul D. Camp Community College. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.