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.
The Workforce Development Division now offers a variety of Cyber Security Online Courses. Our courses are designed for the practicing IT professional, using up-to-date content and state of the art technology. Gain relevant skills and knowledge quickly to advance your career. CEUs are awarded upon successful completion. Visit our website below for more information and to register http://www.nvcc.edu/wdce/annandale/courses/onlinelearning/
We now offer online Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep. The course teaches you about the hardware common to virtually every personal computer, including microprocessors, RAM, power supplies, motherboards, BIOS, CMOS, the expansion bus, and input/output devices. You’ll learn how things work, how to configure everything, and how to troubleshoot in real world environments. This course gives you the knowledge upon which you’ll base the rest of your CompTIA A+ certification studies for the exams that debuted in late 2009. Plus it helps you take that first step to becoming an excellent PC technician. So what are you waiting for?!? Register today at our website http://www.ed2go.com/nvccan/online_course/ac1/detail/Basic_CompTIA_A%2b_Certification_Prep.html
On Monday September 24 the Workforce Development Division hosted the first ever Workforce Industry Building Learning Series kickoff event. The purpose of this series is to build the Workforce Development Division business services brand with the Northern Virginia business community. More than ninety executives representing the Northern Virginia business community came to Annandale’s Ernst Center for this informative Cyber Security event. The keynote speaker was Dr. Ronald Ross, who is considered one of the top 50 Information Technology Decision makers in government. He discussed detailed steps businesses can take to integrate cyber security requirements into main stream organizational mission and business processes. Based on a feedback survey 100% of the attendees found the event “informative and interesting.”
The demand for events like this is very strong as 94% of attendees said they would attend future NOVA learning series events. Several attendees expressed appreciation to Workforce Development Division staff for producing this event and would like to work with the Workforce Development Division in developing training programs for their businesses. As a result of this strong response and demand the Workforce Development Division plans to host future Workforce Industry Building Learning events around topics of critical interest to our business customers.
The Workforce Development Division is sponsoring “Workforce Industry Building Learning Series Kickoff Event” On Monday September 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Ernst Center located at the Annandale Campus Location. The theme for the event is Cyber Security and the speaker for the event is Dr. Ron Ross of NIST. Free to attend with Complimentary Dinner. Please RSVP as seats are filling fast. You can RSVP via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 703-323-3281 or 703-323-3102