Practical Nursing Program (LPN)

NOVA’s Workforce Development Division is offering the Practical Nursing Program (LPN).  The practical nursing program is a 12 month program leading to a certificate in practical nursing. This program will provide you with an opportunity to enter the nursing field in three semesters of study.  It prepares students for licensure through the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN). This program has been approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

 We are now accepting applications until June 15, 2012.  If you have any questions please email us at or call 703-822-6523.

Workforce and WO Campus Partner for Gov’t Contractors Industry Day

On March 1, representatives from the Woodbridge Campus and Workforce Development attended Government Contractors Industry Day sponsored by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. The event titled “The New Economy: Strategy and Tactics for Success” focused on the changing environment of available government contracts.

The day started with a color guard ceremony by the Stonewall Jackson High School Air Force ROTC and continued with keynote speeches by industry leaders including National Contract Management Association President Elliot Branch and Brigidier General Frank Kelley.

Workshops focused on key areas such as creating persuasive proposals, the federal 2013 budget and understanding FAR (federal acquisition regulation).

Workforce Development was represented by Michael Cornecelli, and Woodbridge was represented by IT Professor Ken Shade and Campus and Community Relations Specialist Heather Witmer. The event was a great opportunity to learn more about the contracting industry as well as inform businesses of the Contract Management Program at NOVA.

Workforce Development Division Participates in Fairfax Mega Job Fair

On Saturday March 24, 2012 NOVA’s Workforce Development Division was a Gold Sponsor of the 8th Annual Fairfax Mega Job Fair and Entrepreneurship Expo.  This year more than 100 employers and resource partners participated.  The event attracted more than 2,500 individuals and hundreds of applicants were recruited for possible employment.  Hundreds of people visited the Workforce Development Division booth expressing interest in NOVA.  The Workforce Development Division participates in this event annually as a way to demonstrate its support for economic development and growth within Fairfax County.

Workforce Development Division Sponsors Networking Breakfast

Ron Beckwith networking at Alexandria Chamber Breakfast

On March 6, 2012 NOVA’s Workforce Development Division sponsored the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast held at the Tempo Restaurant.   Nearly 60 businesses from Northern Virginia were represented at the event.  Dr. Ron Beckwith, Lead of the Workforce Development Division’s Business Development Sector gave a short talk describing the services we offer and how they can benefit Alexandria area businesses.  The information was well received and several businesses expressed interest in working with NOVA’s Workforce Development Division on future projects.


Workforce Development Division Delivers High Performance Workforce Training


President Obama and NOVA’s Workforce Development Division VP William Gary

On Monday February 13, 2012 on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College President Obama announced a plan to help community colleges collaborate with local businesses to try to equip 2 million Americans with the skills they need to get a job right now.  

The Workforce Development Division has partnered with businesses throughout Northern Virginia to deliver customized training in a variety of high job growth industries.  For more information and to setup a no cost needs assessment please visit our website