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NOVA to host workforce training for adult education teachers

Northern Virginia Community College’s Adult Pathways Program will host Workforce Training in Pathways for Secondary Educators from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training on the Woodbridge Campus, 2675 College Dr., Woodbridge, VA 22191. This event is part of NOVA’s Workforce Development Career Pathways team’s goal to foster more collaborative efforts among institutions of higher education and county school systems in Northern Virginia.

During the training, NOVA will host 70 Prince William County adult education teachers. The team will be training the educators on workforce classes geared toward in-demand credential attainment. The purpose is to provide educators with in-depth labor market data, critical soft-skills necessary for employment and information on funding sources so they are able to act as guides to steer their students toward credentials for employment. The training will also help the educators in promoting college access and credential attainment.

“This event is the cornerstone of NOVA’s commitment to collaborate and find innovative ways to partner with community organizations and public schools to help develop the talent pipeline for the in-demand industry credentials,” said Vice President of NOVA’s Workforce Development Steve Partridge. “This will be the first of many trainings for professionals who work directly with job seekers, as our department is proactively seeking to be the partner of choice for K-12 schools, community organizations and local economic development entities.”

On February 23, 2015 Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a new memorandum of understanding between higher education institutions of Virginia and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

“Virginia’s economic strengths are in its workforce and business friendly climate,” McAuliffe said in a press release. “Partnerships between higher education and economic development are vital to our efforts to establish a new Virginia economy that is responsive to business needs and creates greater employment opportunities for students.” 

NOVA’s Workforce Development is positioned to participate in the governor’s initiative to grow Virginia’s economy by engaging in transformative workforce advising through grassroots efforts in our local communities. For additional information about this training event, contact Assistant Coordinator for Student Access Shawn Addison at 703.425.5945.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



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 NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.