"Community colleges like NOVA, working together with nonprofit community-based organizations are demonstrating life transforming college and career advancement outcomes for laid-off and low-wage workers, while also delivering skilled and motivated new workers for employers. Together, community colleges and CBO can systematically re-align America's workforce system to create new opportunities for workers, employers and entire communities."Robert G. Templin, Jr.
President (Retired), NOVA
Launched in 2007 at the Alexandria Campus as a NOVA Special Project, 36 students in the NVFS Training Futures program became co-enrolled as NOVA students and earned a total of 431 credits for the winter term.
Six years later, in the 2012-13 academic year, seven community based co-enrollment programs reached more than 1,000 students who earned 7,237 credits (241 annual FTEs), generating more than $1.5 million gross revenue ($425,000 net) for the College.
Over the life of the program:
- 2411 unique students served
- 25 Associate degrees awarded
- 103 Career Studies Certificates awarded
A Gateway to the American Dream
A documentary film highlighting the unique partnership between NOVA, Year Up National Capital Region and Training Futures.