Over two years ago, LFCC reached out to local schools systems who were all negatively impacted by significant budget cuts. These cuts depleted nearly all professional development training programs for teachers and staff. All school teachers are required to obtain 180 hours of continuing education to maintain their licensure. LFCC proposed that if all systems could join together in a consortium and poole their funding (based on an equitable formula of number of teachers in each system, per capita funding formula from state, and cost of total training programs) that the community college could broker ALL professional development training for them at a much reduced rate per person. During our first summer in 2009, we were able to offer 21 consortium based seminars to five schools systems for 800 teachers. This year we will offer over 30 workshops and seminars to nine school systems expected to serve nearly 2000 teachers. By pooling our resources and streamlining our efficiencies we are able to help our schools systems, our community, and increase our program offerings and revenue!