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IBM and Corporate America Supports You to Launch Veterans Employment Initiative at NOVA

WHAT:

Northern Virginia Community College partners with IBM, Corporate America Supports You (CASY), Virginia Department of Veterans & Defense Affairs and local veterans to launch a veterans employment initiative this Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. to help local veterans transition their military experience into high-skilled tech jobs.

The new veterans program, spearheaded by IBM and CASY, provides returning service members with hands-on training, certification and job placement assistance in the fast-growing tech sector. More than 100 veterans around the nation will participate in the program this year.

WHEN:           There will be a press event to announce the launch of the initiative on Friday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

WHERE:         NOVA, 7630 Little River Turnpike, 6th Floor, Annandale, Va.

WHO:

  • Susan D. Baker, special assistant to the vice president for Workforce Development, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Col. Shawn Edwards, chief of soldier and family support, Army National Guard
  • Anne Altman, General Manager, US Federal and Government Industries, IBM Corporation

Media Contact: Kathy Thompson, NOVA Media Relations | 703.764.0896  | kthompson@nvcc.edu

 

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.

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