Healthcare is one of the fastest growing career fields in Northern Virginia. The Workforce Development Division is doing its part in training workers to meet this growing demand. The Workforce Development Division on Friday August 16 hosted its 2nd Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony. This intense one year program graduated 14 new nurses, which are all eager to start making a difference in the lives of their patients. The LPN program has received positive reviews from students thanks to the quality instruction and personal attention received from dedicated faculty and staff. According to Ju-Yeon Hwang, LPN Program Director, “80% of the 2012 LPN graduates are currently working in the health care field with the other 20% of the 2012 LPN graduates in RN school.” Ju Yeon anticipates similar numbers for the 2013 LPN program graduates. The Workforce Development Division is even more excited about the incoming LPN class as its larger size reflects the growing reputation of this new program.
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On Thursday, April 18 the Workforce Development Division hosted the 2nd Installment of the Workforce Industry Building Learning Series. The purpose of this series is to build the Workforce Development Division business services brand with the Northern Virginia business community. The theme for this event was Project Management. Executives representing a cross-section of the Northern Virginia business community attended the dinner presentation, entitled “Making Implementation of PMP Best Practices Affordable,” at Annandale’s Ernst Center. The keynote speaker was Matthew Weaver, who is PMP, CSM and UTIL certified. Mr. Weaver is also considered one of the top authorities on the topic of Project Management. He discussed detailed steps businesses can take to integrate project management methodology into their core 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 nearly 90% of attendees said they would attend future NOVA learning series events. Several attendees expressed appreciation to Workforce Development Division staff for producing this informative business outreach opportunity and would like to work with the Workforce Development Division in developing training programs for their organizations. As a result of the strong interest generated by series attendees, the Workforce Development Division will continue to host Workforce Industry Building Learning events around topics of critical interest to the Northern Virginia business community.