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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New Training Collaboration Leads to First Graduation

NOVA Staff, Wendy Tetteh, Job Center Coordinator and Students.

NOVA Staff, Wendy Tetteh, Job Center Coordinator and Students.

 

NOVA’s Workforce Development Division is pleased to announce a training collaboration with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services *(VIEW program).  This collaboration has given us the opportunity to offer an Administrative Assistant Training Program at their new Fairfax Job Center in the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.  The new Fairfax Job Center opened its doors during the first week of September, and we are honored to support their initiatives and look forward to serving the needs of their clients through ongoing customized training.

The first training class was presented Certificates of Completion by their instructor, Yvonne Morton, Adjunct Professor at Northern Virginia Community College on Friday, October 11.  Ms. Morton opened her comments to the ten students with the following group rally: “IT ONLY GETS…(cheered in sync) BETTER!” This group rally is indicative of the collaboration that was established between NOVA and the VIEW program.  We look forward to a long-term contract training collaboration with this vital community program.

 

* The Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) supports the efforts of families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to achieve independence through employment. VIEW focuses on the participants’ strengths and provides services to help them overcome job-related challenges, as well as personal, medical and family challenges that affect employment.

 

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Workforce Development Division to Host “The Chancellor’s Awards Recognition Program”

The VCCS has chosen NOVA’s Workforce Development Division to host The 2013 Chancellor’s Awards Recognition Program.  This is an annual event that recognizes top instructors throughout the State of Virginia.  This year’s honorees represent Germanna, Lord Fairfax and Northern Virginia Community Colleges.  Their efforts have benefitted countless individuals and have transformed lives by offering career changing opportunities.  The instructors efforts have helped to increase student success and retention, which has resulted in the colleges being recognized as a provider of choice by local and state organizations. This year’s program will take place on October 22, 2013 at the Woodbridge Campus, Arts & Science Center, located in Woodbridge, VA.

 

 

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Workforce Development Division Offers Pre-Licensing for Life, Health & Annuities Insurance Course

This 3-day course, offered in conjunction with Virginia Association of   Insurance Agents (VAIA), will assist students in passing the Virginia Life   & Health exam. Students will learn about life & health insurance   basics and Virginia laws and regulations. Types of life insurance policies,   annuities, policy options, retirement plans, and the different types of   health insurance are included. Frequent quizzes and exams are administered to   help students prepare for the state exam. (Registration and payment for the   state exam is administered through Pearson Vue.) VAIA is affiliated with the   Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia: www.IIAV.com  For more information and to register for   this informative course please visit our website http://www.nvcc.edu/wdce/pwregional/ or call 703-257-6631.

 

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