To inspire and empower high school students to seek opportunities for lucrative employment, Workforce Development at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA Workforce) received a $25,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to partner with a local high school to launch a new, 21st century career advising center.
On Wednesday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the career center will be held at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mt. Vernon Road, Alexandria.
NOVA Workforce and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will celebrate this innovative approach to engage local students at the secondary level. As part of the implementation of the new career center, NOVA Workforce will provide career awareness training for Mount Vernon High School counselors, teachers and administrators along with creating a high-tech environment, adding computers and television displays to provide pertinent career information.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation supports programs designed to advance pathways to economic mobility in order to build thriving communities. Special emphasis is directed toward workforce development and education, community development, and basic needs. Support is given primarily in areas of company operations.
For additional event information, please contact NOVA Workforce ASPM Coordinator, Trung-Khanh Ngo, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The media is welcome to attend and cover the event.
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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.