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Congressman Gerry Connolly to speak during Career Training Open House September 8 at NOVA-Annandale

September 3, 2010 1:00 AM

Congressman Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly will be the special guest during the Career Training Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 8 in the Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Congressman Connolly, who represents Virginia’s 11th District, will address attendees at approximately 11 a.m.

About the Career Training Open House
Attendees can learn about more than 50 affordable career training programs offered by NOVA and its community partners. Community partners include such nonprofit organizations as Northern Virginia Family Services’ Training Futures office skills training program, Year Up’s information technology program, Computer CORE’s basic computer training program, EDG’s entrepreneurial studies program, Goodwill’s job readiness training program, and Community Association Management training with The Community Associations Institute. Public agencies that provide resources for career training, such as SkillSource, will supply information and answer questions. In addition, NOVA representatives will discuss both credit and continuing education training programs, as well as financial aid and scholarship opportunities. The free event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will be eligible to participate in a drawing for valuable scholarships provided by NOVA’s Educational Foundation.

Directions and Contact Information
From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 52-A (Little River Turnpike) west toward Fairfax. Turn left at the third traffic light (Wakefield Chapel Road). Once on Wakefield Chapel Road, the campus will be on the left. Take the third entrance into the parking lot adjacent to the Ernst Cultural Center. Parking is free in Lot B. To learn more, go to or call Bill Browning, Workforce Development Director, at 703-323-3284.

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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 70,000 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,