NOVA Workforce Receives $100,000 From Capital One to Develop Cybersecurity Pathway

Northern Virginia Community College has received a $100,000 grant from Capital One Foundation to help develop the Cybersecurity Career Pathways Project that will inform and support middle and high school students in the Northern Virginia Region who wish to explore and hopefully pursue a career in cybersecurity. The project will whet the appetite of a future generation of cyber workers and eventually fill a regional and national skills gap that will only continue to widen in the coming years.

NOVA will be working as part of a cohort of 14 community colleges in D.C., Maryland, New York and Texas to develop some thematic areas of focus in relation to labor-market data and career pathways to create a pilot program with two Prince William County public high schools—Forest Park and Potomac—both chosen due to their high level of diversity and for the large number of students from underserved populations.

The program will offer training to teachers and counselors within the schools to teach them the importance of these fields and to relay the needs expressed by local employers. Students will attend activities and have the chance to learn about the growing field of cybersecurity. They will participate in internships and “job-shadow” opportunities and will achieve a cybersecurity credential while still in high school. They will then move through NOVA and hopefully a four-year institution and emerge prepared to succeed in this very in-demand and high-paying field. Ultimately, as a result of this pilot, students will have a greater understanding of the importance of the cybersecurity field and the value that achieving a credential can bring them in terms of launching a career with a bright future.

NOVA’s Cybersecurity program provides a curriculum that is mapped to DHS and NSA cybersecurity education standards and is designated by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Administration as a Center of Academic Excellence for two-year institutions (CAE2Y). Our AAS Cybersecurity degree is transferable to many four-year institutions and offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting competitions and extra-curricular activities. NOVA is a founding member of the National CyberWatch Center, a national consortium of colleges and universities focused on cybersecurity education.

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Workforce Development Division Offers Photography Training

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Do you like taking pictures? We can now help you become a better photographer.  The Workforce Development Division now offers the course Photography 1.  In this course students will learn fundamental techniques of digital camera operation and will explore creative and technical aspects of picture taking.  Students will also be introduced to the Adobe Lightroom editing software for photographers. This is one class you will want to take.

For more information and to Register for the course please visit our website below

https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=5383&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

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Skill Immigrant Resource Fair

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Register for Free today at our event website http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rebuild-your-professional-career-in-the-us-tickets-26374530932

 

 

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Workforce Development Division Offers CompTIA Security+ Training

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CompTIA® Security+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the competency of security professionals working in the IT industry. The Security+ certification confirms a technician’s critical knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. This longer, boot camp style course is for anyone interested in pursuing a career in IT security.

For more information and to Register for the course please visit our website below

https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=2922&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

 

 

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Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Exam Prep Workshop

The CSCP designation is ideal for logisticians, maintainers, ERP systems analysts, consultants engaged by DOD, large retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and those engaged in international trade or financing, ERP or BPR projects. Classes are highly interactive with a rich variety of study tools, peer discussions, team exercises, videos, web clips and case studies. Participants will receive extensive instruction in each of the three modules: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management; Supply Chain Strategy, Design and Compliance; Implementation and Operations. Tuition includes all materials.

For More Information and to Register visit our website at the link below:

https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=2886&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

 

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RFP Development & Practical Interpretation Seminar

Northern Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development Division will host a one day seminar on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 8:30am–4:30pm titled: A Winning Perspective for Government PMs and Contractors RFP Development & Practical Interpretation

The world of federal contracts can be complex and confusing for Project Managers on both the government side and for the contractors.
  • Government PM’s are often left wondering how to I translate my requirements for goods and services to the best acquisition strategy and how much should I expect to spend?
  • For the contractor trying to decipher the RFP you are left to figure out if you should respond to government’s RFPs if you are awarded can it be performed with a profit for your company?
These considerations and many more will be the focus of this one day, pragmatic seminar on RFP “development” and “practical interpretation,” taught by a Certified Federal Contracts Manager and former Program Manager.
Participants will explore the full range of factors that drive business success in government related ventures. Information includes legal, program management and competitive marketing issues. At the completion of the program, participants will have a deeper ability to view bidding opportunities and risks from the perspective of general contractor and the government, from incumbent as well as new entrant to the process. Through lecture, discussion, and case study exploration, material covers:
Contract Structures, Methods, Strategy, and Cost/Pricing (both for the proposal and for the Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) as well as developing trends and regulations that can make or break the success of your efforts.
Through lecture, discussion, and case study exploration, material covers:
  • Fundamentals of Estimating Cost and Price– PMBOK 7.1 and 7.2
  • Procurement Planning– PMBOK 12.1 and 12.1
  • Common Pitfalls that lead to failure
  • Risk Management in Procurement- PMBOK 11.
For more information call:703-450-2551 or email Veronica Ortiz -vortiz@nvcc.edu
You can also Register at our website https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=3745&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=8&int_catalog_id=0
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Resume and Job Search Workshops in Arlington

Job search and resume writing have changed dramatically in the last few years. If you want to succeed, you’ll need the most up-to-date information on Today’s Job Search Realities:

—  Online Job Boards

—  Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

—  Social Media

—  Recruiters

—  Referrals 

This workshop will walk you through a 6-step resume writing process designed to get your résumé noticed by both online systems and recruiters/hiring managers. You will leave with invaluable information that will significantly improve your résumé quality and overall job search success.

Location: Arlington Employment Center:  2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204

Dates:

Wednesday, May 4, 10 am – 1 pm

Wednesday, June 1, 10 am – 1 pm

Free Registration required.  E-mail Edythe Richards (erichards@nvcc.edu) to sign up.

 

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Workforce Development Division Offers Certified Welder Program

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Our 20-hour program, offered in partnership with American Iron Works and taught by certified welders, trains students in Oxy-fuel gas cutting and shielded metal arc welding processes. Topics include: safety; welding equipment, materials and use; Oxy-fuel cutting, welding and proper use of a grinder; shielded metal arc welding. At the conclusion, students will take a practical exam for designation as a Certified Welder by the American Welding Society. All materials are provided, including: Welder’s hood and gloves, Welder’s fire retardant jacket and practical exam.

This course starts place on April 23, 2016. Visit our website below to register.

https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=1126&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

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IT Pursuit Boot Camps Have Arrived

Northern Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development Division will host a series of Boot Camps/Information Sessions for individuals interested in pursuing CompTIA® Security+ and CompTIA® Network+ certification.  Tuition may be waived for those that have work or academic experience for these accelerated boot camps. This grant initiative is open to all, however, first consideration will be provided to women, minorities, and veterans that have attended NOVA. Make every effort to attend the information session for greatest consideration of the program.

Upcoming Boot Camps/Information Sessions 

Annandale Campus “Network +” Info session: Friday, March 18th  1pm     

Boot Camp- (4) Wednesdays 9:00am – 4:00pm, Mar 30th -April 20th

Location: Off-Campus, old Pitney Bowes Bldg. NOVA Workforce on 6th floor,

7630 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

 

Woodbridge Campus “Security +” Info session: Saturday, March 19th 11:00am

Boot Camp- (3) Wednesdays 6pm-9pm Mar 30th – April 13th

(3) Saturdays 9am-1pm Apr 2nd – Apr 16th

Location: 2645 College Dr., Woodbridge, VA 22191, Arts and Science Building Room 223

 

Manassas Campus “Network +” Info session: Thursday, March 24th 7:00pm

Boot Camp- (4) Tuesday and Thursdays 7pm- 10pm Apr 5-28th

Location: Off-Campus- Manassas Innovation Park, Room 134

9485 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA 20110

 

Loudoun Campus “Security +”  Info session: Thursday, April 7th 7:00pm

Boot Camp – (3) Monday and Wednesdays 6pm- 10pm Apr 25- May 11th

Location: Off-Campus- Loudoun Signal Hill, Room 314

21335 Signal Hill Plaza, Loudoun, VA 20164

 

Alexandria Campus “Security +” Info session: Thursday, April 28th, 7:00pm

Boot Camp- Friday, 8am – 4pm May13th

Sat & Sun, 9am- 5pm, May 14th & 15th

Location: 5000 Dawes Ave., Alexandria, VA 22311- Room 416

RSVP by email rcwet@nvcc.edu or call (703) 878-5707
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Workforce Development Division Offers Fundamentals of Planning Course

To be effective, supervisors must perform the planning function – both routine and detailed – as an ongoing part of their jobs. In this course students will learn the important reasons for planning; the steps involved in planning, how to create effective objectives; how planning differs at the top, middle and supervisory levels of an organization; and how to differentiate the various kinds of stand and single-use plans.
 

This course takes place on March 5, 2016. Visit our website below to register and call 703-257-6630 for assistance.

https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=1198&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

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