Malala Yousafzai to present at Leadercast 2015

On May 8, 2015, the Workforce Development Division will host a live simulcast of the 16th annual Leadercast at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. Leadercast is the premier development event for leadership growth at all levels.

This year, Leadercast showcases “The Brave Ones” — leaders who push their organizations further and who stand up for the less fortunate. Today we’d like to introduce you to Malala Yousafzai.

Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Laureate; Founder, The Malala Fund

“Courageous at All Costs”

From the age of 10, Malala Yousafzai has campaigned for the rights of girls to receive an education. In October 2012, the then 15-year-old Malala was shot by the Taliban while traveling home from school on the bus with her friends. Since the attack, she has become internationally known for her courage in refusing to be silenced, and continuing her fight for the right of everyone to receive an education. Malala’s bravery and unwavering dedication to her cause has seen her honored throughout the world, including being named as one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2013 by Time Magazine. She is also the winner of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Following the outpouring of support that Malala received throughout her ordeal, she set up an international fund – the Malala Fund – which is dedicated to help promote education for girls throughout the world.

 

Malala addresses the United Nations Youth Assembly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rNhZu3ttIU

 

Accepting the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOqIotJrFVM

 

Event details:
Friday, May 8 2015 – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Registration fee: $80 (nonrefundable)
Includes admission, lunch, and event portfolio

For more information and to register, sign up at

http://www.nvcc.edu/businesses-and-community/workforce-development/Leadercast.html

 

 

 

 

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Workforce Development Division to Host Leadercast 2015

On May 8, 2015, the Workforce Development Division will host a live broadcast of the 16th annual Leadercast at NOVA’s Annandale Campus.

Leadercast is the premier development event for leadership growth at all levels. Simulcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of locations around the world, Leadercast enables and empowers local communities by giving them access to world-renowned content, and raises up leaders who live for more than themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ko0Ijt6yls

This year, Leadercast showcases “the Brave Ones” — leaders who push their organizations further and who stand up for the less fortunate.

An essential behavior for any leader is the act of bravery. Bravery is not a moniker that can be bought… it cannot be self-appointed. Bravery is not attributed to everyone, but is reserved for those whose innovation in their industry cause them to stand out from the crowd, whose unyielding effort and error push their organizations into new territories, and whose boldness compels them to stand up for those less fortunate. These are The Brave Ones.

 

The Brave Ones have existed throughout history. Some are unforgettable icons, others names will never be remembered. They exist across all industries, societies, and at every level of leadership. Join us at Leadercast Live in 2015 as we explore The Brave Ones, and learn what it means to lead in such a way that creates bold cultures, builds faithful employees, and produces high achievement.

 

Event details:

Friday, May 8 2015 – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration fee: $80 (nonrefundable)

Includes admission, lunch, and event portfolio

 

For more information and to register, sign up at

http://www.nvcc.edu/businesses-and-community/workforce-development/Leadercast.html

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Workforce Development Division offers New Real Estate Finance Online Course

The Workforce Development Division is proud to announce a new and exclusive online web series, Mortgage Banking Bound, presented by Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the national association which represents the entire real estate finance industry. Mortgage Banking Bound is designed to complement a student’s current coursework at NOVA and provide access to the world of the real estate finance industry and the possible career opportunities it presents.

Students interested in participating in Mortgage Banking Bound will gain knowledge of mortgage lending by industry experts, have access to MBA member-only benefits, networking opportunities with MBA’s leading member companies and professionals as well as explore industry careers. Upon completing the Mortgage Banking Bound curriculum, individuals will receive a certificate of completion presented by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as well as an MBA Student membership.

Enroll today and explore the opportunities Mortgage Banking Bound has to offer! For course and enrollment information, visit www.mortgagebankingbound.com or call (800) 793-6222 (option 2). Classes begin April 7, 2015.

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Workforce Development Division Future Events

The Workforce Development Division regularly sponsors events and programs that address trends and needs facing the Northern Virginia business community. Below are some upcoming events you can put in your event calendar.

  1. Career Mobility for Women in the Workplace – February 24, 2015
  2. Leadercast 2015 – May 8, 2015
  3. Technology and Leadership – Late May 2015
  4. Workforce Business Appreciation Breakfast – June 2015

 

For more information please call 703-323-3281

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Workforce Development Division to Host Workforce Industry Building Learning Series Career Mobility for Women Event

You are invited to attend the next installment of the Workforce Industry Learning Series titled;

Career Mobility for Women in the Workplace

Hosted by: Northern Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development Division

Kristina Bouweiri is the innovative chief executive of Reston Limousine, Washington, D.C.’s premier chauffeured transportation provider and one of the top 20 largest operators in the nation. Ms. Bouweiri will give a presentation titled “Career Mobility for Women in the Workplace”. She will present ways for women to execute mobility in the workplace. She will also share her personal experience as a woman in the workplace. This is one event you won’t want to miss!

Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to Ms. Bouweiri at the end of her presentation regarding this important Northern Virginia economic topic.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $15 (non-refundable)
Location: Ernst Cultural Center
Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

Registration webpage by clicking to following link: Career Mobility for Women

 

Space is limited and early registration is recommended. Lunch will be provided.
For more information, send an email to NOVA_customizedtraining@nvcc.edu or call 703.323.3281

 

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Workforce Development Division Hosts STEM Career Fair

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On October 29, 2014 the Workforce Development Division hosted its Inaugural Workforce Industry Career Fair. The theme for this event, which was launched by the Business Development Group, focused on STEM recruiting. This event attracted fourteen marquee corporations including Verizon, Apple Inc., Discovery Communications, Novec, Enterprise Management Systems, e-Intern, ASM Research, Hanover Research, HCA Healthcare, Telos Corp., Finnegan, CGH Technologies and Pro Sol Associates as recruiting exhibitors. More than 70 job seekers, including experienced engineering and IT professionals took advantage of this opportunity to meet the exhibitors seeking to fill STEM positions at their companies.

A feedback survey clearly reflected a strong demand for these types of “solutions” focused events in the Northern Virginia business community. 89% of business participants said they would attend future Workforce Industry Career Fairs at NOVA. Plans are underway for the Business Development Group to continue collaboration efforts with all of the companies to address their most pressing workforce development needs.

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Workforce Development Division Presents to International Delegation

Janet S. Clarke, Business Development Manager presents to Russian delegation

Janet S. Clarke, Business Development Manager presents to Russian delegation

On September 17, 2014 the Workforce Development Division in collaboration with the Office of Global Studies and Programs delivered a presentation to a delegation of nine Russian higher education administrators. Janet S. Clarke, a Business Development Manager for the Workforce Development Division provided a 30 minute presentation on how NOVA’s Workforce Development Division interacts with the local community and meets the training needs of local industry sectors. Janet also discussed the importance of continuous engagement with the business community.  This engagement gives the college the ability to develop education solutions that best address the skill needs of the business community.  The result of this engagement is long term economic growth for the region.  The presentation was well received by all in attendance.

 

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Workforce Development Division Participates In ISSA-NOVA Event

The Workforce Development Division participated in The Information Systems Security Association Northern Virginia Chapter’s (ISSA-NOVA) annual social.   ISSA is the nation’s largest organization for Information Security Professionals. The ISSA-NOVA chapter is the nation’s largest chapter with over 500 active members. In fact, it was announced on July 17, 2014 that ISSA-NOVA has been named “Chapter of the Year” by the International Board of Directors. During this event, WDD representatives had the opportunity to network with chapter members sharing information about how we can help enhance their careers and businesses.

The Workforce Development Division recently secured an Education Alliance with ISSA-NOVA. Through this alliance, chapter members can take Workforce Courses at special discount prices. Alex Grohmann, ISSA-NOVA Chapter President reiterated his commitment to continue developing our education alliance and to work with the WDD on future Workforce Initiatives including the upcoming Workforce Industry Career Fair.

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2014 EYE Program Graduation

On August 8, 2014 at the Waterford at Fair Oaks the Workforce Development Division participated in the closing ceremonies of the 2014 Northern Virginia Educating Youth through Employment (EYE) program. This summer initiative recruits, screens and matches youth ages 18-21 with professional opportunities in the private sector and other area businesses. These young adults are required to attend intensive training workshops before and during their work experiences. The EYE program offers local youth more than just a summer job, but rather an exciting, professional opportunity with training that will allow them to explore a career path that matches their interests.     SkillSource, in coordination with Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services operates this employer-driven summer employment initiative. This year 138 young adults completed the program.

More than 175 people attended this year’s closing ceremony. The Workforce Development Division had staffed a display table at the resource fair that takes place as a part of the event. Most of the EYE program graduates visited our table. They were eager to find information about the different program offerings that are available. The Workforce Development Division is looking forward to working with Skillsource on future projects that will have a long term impact on the Northern Virginia business community.

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Workforce Development Division Offers Certified Nurse Aid Program

Back by popular demand, the Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) program is returning to the Medical Education Campus. Classes will begin September 8, 2014. Registration will open on August 4, 2014. For information about this program and to enroll, please visit our website http://www.nvcc.edu/wdce/mec/ and click on “Certified Nurse Aide CNA Program.”

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