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 or call 703.323.3281


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Workforce Development Division Hosts STEM Career Fair


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 and click on “Certified Nurse Aide CNA Program.”

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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 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.

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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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