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NOVA Workforce

Vision: To be a community and industry leader in workforce development.
Mission: To provide customer focused workforce solutions for the community that assist and support regional businesses and employers develop and sustain a qualified workforce enabling them to be a high-performing operation.

The Services we provide include:

• Customized Training (at the business site or on campus)
• Continuing Education & Professional Development
• Consultation on Organizational Development

NOVA Workforce Partners with Fairfax County Schools to Provide Career Awareness Resources for Teachers

Choosing a career path at any age is a difficult task. But selecting a career path as a high school student—without a full understanding of the career pathways available—can be an even more daunting task.

Fairfax County high schools are implementing training to provide teachers with resources to help students make more informed career decisions. By developing a greater awareness of potential career paths, students have the opportunity to pursue an educational and career pathway that will aid their success. Continue reading NOVA Workforce Partners with Fairfax County Schools to Provide Career Awareness Resources for Teachers

NOVA Workforce’s Vice President Speaks on ACTE Panel

Northern Virginia Community College’s VP of Workforce Development, Steve Partridge, participated in a panel at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Career Tech VISION 2017 in Nashville.

The panel, titled “From Policy to Practice,” highlighted recent policy changes in each of the panelist’s states. The panel members discussed challenges and best practices of connecting educators with employers, among other workforce development topics. Continue reading NOVA Workforce’s Vice President Speaks on ACTE Panel

Training Immigrants in the Culture and Language of the Workplace – Part 1: Designing Impactful ESL Offerings

This article was originally published by the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education. 

When immigrants arrive in the U.S. and look for work, they must learn new culture and workplace norms. Many also need assistance with their language skills. Northern Virginia Community College’s Office of Workforce Development—known as NOVA Workforce—supports these students, as well as international students, through its American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI).  In the next three blog posts, we’ll describe ACLI’s programs, including its most recent ESL Career Readiness program; how ACLU is using data to redesign and improve the Career Readiness program; and ACLI’s current challenges and key strategies for success. Continue reading Training Immigrants in the Culture and Language of the Workplace – Part 1: Designing Impactful ESL Offerings