There is help available for the hundreds of people in your community looking to start a new career.
Organizers of Wednesday's Career Changer Event at Lord Fairfax Community College say you'll be able to find out about funding resources for any training you may need.
The Virginia Employment Commission will be there along with instructors to give you a look at the programs they offer and employers will be there to talk to you about what a career in that profession looks like.
Organizers say it's not just for the unemployed, but also for the underemployed.
Lead Programmer for Lord Fairfax Workforce Solutions, Christine Kriz, says, "Since 2008, there have been many people who are now considered underemployed. Which means they are employed but they're not making the amount of money they were in 2008. They also may qualify for on ramp funding for tuition reimbursement."
Kriz says the need for this service is big.
The last time they hosted an event like this, 175 people showed up all looking to quickly change careers or get more credentials.
Kriz tells TV3, "When you are looking to get into a profession, many times you need that training and that practical experience. So many of our programs include not only the classroom and the book learning but also externships, so that you get a combination of both."
Kriz says some of the careers you'll be able to learn more about on Wednesday include Certified Healthcare Professionals, Electrical Groundsman and Industrial Maintenance Technician.
The session will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Middletown Campus in the Corron Community Development Center from 2 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.