New Northern Virginia Praxis Testing Center

We are pleased to announce that the NOVA Workforce Professional Test Center will be offering the computer-delivered PRAXIS/School Leadership Series tests beginning on July 14 through July 26, 2014. The host for this new testing center is Northern Virginia Community College.  The new testing center will be conveniently located at 7630 Little River Turnpike, Suite 600, Annandale, VA 22003. The phone number for this new testing center is 703-323-3102.

 

The PRAXIS/SLS tests are used for the licensing and certification of teachers, principals, superintendents, and other school leaders. These tests measure candidates’ knowledge and skills and is a requirement for the state of Virginia. Candidates may register to test at our location at www.ets.org/praxis and check for information about our August 4 through August 16, 2014 testing session.

 

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New Online Course Offerings

Ed2go Online Courses are back! Update your skills, discover a new talent, or chart a career path at your own pace and at your own convenience with our instructor-led online courses. Each course runs for six weeks and consists of 12 lessons. The lessons are supplemented by interactive quizzes, assignments, tutorials, and online discussion areas. All lessons are available over the World Wide Web. Read your lessons and ask questions of your instructor at times that are most convenient to you.

Next month’s courses start on July 16, 2014. Visit our website below for current listings, and call 703-323-3168 for assistance.

http://www.nvcc.edu/wdce/annandale/courses/summer/ed2go.asp

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New NOVA and George Mason Collaboration

This photo shows the first floor just hours after the joint agreement was signed.

This photo shows the first floor just hours after the joint agreement was signed.

 

NOVA’s Loudoun Campus and George Mason University have entered into an exciting new collaboration at Loudoun’s Signal Hill facility, also the home of the Workforce Development Division in Loudoun.  The two colleges will be moving in together on the first and second floors of Signal Hill, sharing classrooms and offering joint programming, including Workforce Development Division healthcare programming.  GMU is scheduled to move in with NOVA in June.  As soon as the agreement was signed by all parties, demolition and reconstruction of the first floor began.

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Workforce Development Division to Host Leadercast 2014

On May 9, 2014 the Workforce Development Division will host Leadercast 2014.  This event will feature internationally recognized leadership experts including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Laura Bush, Bill McDermott, Laura Schroff, and Malcolm Gladwell among a host of others high profile knowledge leaders.

This high powered event reaches over 100,000 leaders in 14 countries around the world.  Now in its 15th year, this full-day experiential conference is on track to reach its largest audience to date. This year’s theme -”Beyond You” – challenges leaders to focus outward rather than inward.  NOVA is pleased to bring this global learning opportunity to the Northern Virginia business community.

Register for this exciting event today at our website here

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

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Workforce Development Celebrates Certificate Graduates

“Pictured (left to right) Norma Lacayo, Elizabeth Sanchez, Rachel Shatananda, Peg Peterson, Serena Powel, Andrew Davis, Lai Xue. Not pictured: Francesco Mayell.”

“Pictured (left to right) Norma Lacayo, Elizabeth Sanchez, Rachel Shatananda, Peg Peterson, Serena Powel, Andrew Davis, Lai Xue. Not pictured: Francesco Mayell.”

 

The Workforce Development Division celebrated the achievements of eight graduates from the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program at the Manassas Campus.

NOVA’s TESOL Certificate Program prepares individuals to teach English as a second language through language acquisition theory and practical application. Graduates are qualified to teach English as a second language to adults in adult education settings, community-based programs or at proprietary schools in the U.S. or abroad.

Thanks to the partnership with Fairfax County Adult ESOL and Prince William County Adult ESOL, some graduates have already gained local employment. Other graduates are teaching English in Italy, France, Brazil and Kyrgyzstan.

 

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Workforce Development Division offers Two Cisco Certification Prep Courses

The Workforce Development Division is participating in a nationwide Department of Labor grant.  As part of the Credentials to Careers project, Workforce will be offering two Cisco certification prep courses. The course details with links to register are below:

ICND1 – 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices – Part 1
This course is designed to prepare students for the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 Exam (100-101 CCENT), the first of two exams required for certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching).  Passing this exam grants you certification as a Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT). You will utilize state-of-the-art network simulators for hands-on practice during supervised lab sessions. Topics include Basic Networking, Routing and Switching Fundamentals, TCP/IP and OSI Models, IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing, WAN Technologies, Command Line Interface for IOS, NAT, and DHCP.

Required textbooks: Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Official Cert Guide Library, Academic Edition (ISBN: 1587144875)  & CCENT Practice and Study Guide: Exercises, Activities and Scenarios to Prepare for the ICND1 100-101 Certification Exam (ISBN: 1587133458)

Manassas – MP 311
Instructor: James Kiker, BS, Network+, Security+, CCNA, CCNP
Mon, Tue, Thur, Feb 24 – Apr 3 (No class Mar 10, 11, 13)
7:00 – 9:50 pm, 15 sessions, $999
ITEC 1506 – 01M, 4.0 CEU
Register now!

ICND2 – 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices – Part 2
This course is designed to prepare students for the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 Exam (200-101 ICND2 Routing and Switching), the second of two exams required for certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching).  You will utilize state-of-the-art network simulators for hands-on practice during supervised lab sessions.  Topics include the Spanning Tree Protocol, OSPF and EIGRP IP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6, troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 routing, Virtual Private Networks, and implementing Point-to-Point and Frame Relay WANs.

Required textbooks: Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Official Cert Guide Library, Academic Edition (ISBN: 1587144875)  & ICND2: CCNA Routing and Switching Practice and Study Guide: Exercises, Activities and Scenarios to Prepare for the ICND2/CCNA 200-101 Certification Exam (ISBN: 158713344X)

Manassas – MP 311
Instructor: James Kiker, BS, Network+, Security+, CCNA, CCNP
Mon, Tue, Thur, Apr 7 – May 8
7:00 – 9:50 pm, 15 sessions, $999
ITEC 1507 – 01M, 4.0 CEU
Register now!

For more information please call 703-948-3703.

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Workforce Development Division Offers Construction Trades & License Preparation Training

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We now offer a wide range of new courses focusing on the growing construction industry in the greater Northern Virginia/Washington, DC area.  New courses this spring include Construction Math for Building Trades, Print Reading, and Construction Methods & Materials at the Woodbridge campus location.  In addition, we also offer Basic and Advanced Contractor Licensing and construction continuing education refresher courses at the Manassas campus location.   We have also added a Certified Welder course.  For additional information and registration, visit our website here.

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Workforce Industry Learning Series Returns

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

Northern Virginia’s Workforce Outlook: Future Workforce Development Challenges

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

Dr. Stephen Fuller, Ph.D., a renowned Regional and International Economist, will give a presentation titled “Northern Virginia’s Workforce Outlook: Future Workforce Development Challenges”. During his presentation he will share his research findings and give attendees a glimpse into Northern Virginia’s economic future. Dr. Fuller will also focus on the changing job market and its occupational implications.

At the end of the presentation attendees will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Fuller and a panel of local business leaders questions regarding this important Northern Virginia economic topic.

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time:
12:00 PM  - 1:30 PM
Registration Fee:
$30
Location:
Ernst Cultural Center
Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

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 to Host Oil and Gas Industry Certification Program Information Sessions

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On January 15, 2014, NOVA’s Workforce Development Division will host two information sessions for their Oil and Gas Industry Certification Program.  The Two information sessions will be held at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus, Arts and Science Building, Room 116 at the following times.

  • Session 1: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Session 2: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seating for both sessions is limited. Light refreshments will be served.   Free Parking will be available in any B student parking lot.  For additional information and to register for either session, please call Stephanie Loving at 703-878-5755.

 

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Workforce Development Division Launches New Business Coalition

The NOVA Workforce Development Business Coalition (NOVA-WDBC) is a newly formed group comprised of NOVA representatives, business industry and government professionals. The WDBC works together to determine, develop, and implement training and education solutions for production of a skilled workforce in the areas of industry need. The WDBC is needed to provide NOVA WDD with direct input from the business industry on what training and education programs need to be developed and delivered to the workforce to produce the skills being sought by employers. The NOVA-WDBC will focus on the skills gaps and high need areas in a clear and timely fashion in order to help produce more qualified skilled workforce personnel for industry and government.  The first meeting of the WD Business Coalition will be December 3, 2013 at the Ernst Center on the NOVA Annandale Campus, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  For more information please contact Cinthia Molinari via email camolinari@nvcc.edu  or phone 703-323-3281.

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