Adult Career Pathways Partners
About Our Partners
ACP works actively with a number of public and private community partners. Some of our partners offer job or workforce training programs that allow their students to co-enroll at NOVA and receive college credit for their studies. Other partners are community-based organizations that are actively engaged in referring likely students to NOVA and the ACP program. Some of our more involved partnerships for co-enrollment or referral are described below.
Computer CORE’s mission is to help low-income adults acquire the technological and life skills they need to pursue their career aspirations. CORE offers a six-month computer training course that helps students learn computer basics: keyboarding; working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; using email and the Internet. By the end of the course, students have the skills and tools to achieve greater career success and lifelong self-sufficiency. Ninety three percent of CORE students graduate and start new careers, receive promotions and go on to advanced education programs. Completion of Computer CORE can earn students up to 7 NOVA credits.
Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) engages, connects and collaborates with individuals, organizations, neighborhoods and communities to strategically plan and provide responsive services and build capacity to support community and neighborhood solutions.
Adult High School Completion Programs give students who are over 18 years old and who do not have a high school diploma from the U.S. or another country a chance to meet all requirements for a Fairfax County Public Schools high school diploma, GED or National External Diploma (NED).
Many of the programs are in the evening. Several students have full-time jobs and study full or part time. Adult High School Completion offers three ways to earn a high school credential. FCPS Adult Completion Programs will help you choose the right one for you.
Goodwill of Greater Washington (GGW) works closely with local employers to develop in-depth programs that prepare people for jobs in specific industries, such as banking, building maintenance and environmental services, retail and construction. In addition to formal classroom training, GGW often prepares clients for permanent jobs through a combination of supported, temporary or transitional employment at a Goodwill facility or in the community. Completion of Goodwill can earn students up to 5 NOVA credits.
The mission of Nonprofit NoVA is to build the strength, visibility and influence of the nonprofit sector in Northern Virginia. Members share a commitment to a decent and meaningful quality of life for residents of Northern Virginia. Nonprofit NoVA is an affiliate of the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington. Members serve residents in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church. Member organizations are encouraged to promote the ACP program to qualified clients.
The Training Futures curriculum teaches computer skills, business English, business math, keyboarding, filing, professional development workshops, medical terminology and business communication skills. Trainees receive performance reviews and are expected to dress professionally, arrive on time, complete office assignments and interact professionally with staff and fellow trainees. Trainees are also provided one-on-one support during their job search with assistance in resume-writing, interviewing and business etiquette.
In addition, trainees gain valuable direct business work experience through the internship program. This program provides interns to local businesses and hospitals within the community, who can provide an environment that supports additional exposure for trainees. Completion of Training Futures can earn students up to 17 NOVA credits.
The Skill Source Group’s mission is to facilitate and enhance the employability of individuals seeking employment, and employer access to a qualified workforce. Using free employment services, clients may to find a rewarding career and gain skills to be successful in the workplace.
Employment services can be found at any One Stop or SkillSource Center in Northern Virginia. At these centers, clients find a variety of events and workshops for preparing a resume and having an interview. Other services include personalized counseling, skills assessment and free access to fax machines and the Internet.