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Workshop to help skilled immigrants validate credentials: ‘Rebuilding Your Professional Career in the U.S.’

Northern Virginia Community College’s Global Learning Center is hosting free workshops to help skilled immigrants find meaningful employment in the United States.

During a workshop called “Rebuilding Your Professional Career in the U.S.,” immigrants will learn how to validate prior learning from abroad for U.S. employment, how to market skills and experience to U.S. employers, how to obtain college credit for workforce experience, and more.

The workshop will showcase a panel of immigrants who have successfully validated their prior learning and skills and are pursuing careers in the U.S. In addition, representatives from Upwardly Global and World Education Services will talk about the American job search process, and breakout sessions will present information on in-demand career fields and job search strategies. Another session will discuss the college admissions process and how immigrants can receive college credit for prior learning. A variety of community-based organizations that offer immigrant services will provide information.

The free workshop will be offered Wednesday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus, 15200 Neabsco Mills Road in Woodbridge, and repeated that evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at NOVA’s Manassas Campus, 6901 Sudley Road in Manassas.

To register or learn more, contact NOVA’s Global Learning Center at 703-257-6580 or glc@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.