Happy Holidays from NOVA Workforce Development Division!


As we get ready to close our offices for the year and enjoy time off with our families, we'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our students, our partners, and our communities for helping us create programs that benefit individuals and companies. We look forward to the new year, and we wish you…Read more Happy Holidays from NOVA Workforce Development Division!

Stakeholder Partnerships: from conflict to collaboration


Dealing with stakeholders, especially difficult ones, can be among a project manager’s more frustrating responsibilities. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) 2013 PMBOK, a project stakeholder is "an individual, group, or organization, who may affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by a decision, activity, or outcome of a project." Most project managers depend on the old…Read more Stakeholder Partnerships: from conflict to collaboration

Veteran's Day 2015 - honoring those who have served

Veteran’s Day: honoring those who have honored us


The Office of Veteran’s Affairs provides a history of Veteran’s Day, which began in 1919, when President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for…Read more Veteran’s Day: honoring those who have honored us

ACLI Faculty Appreciation Day: new ideas and strategies for ESL learning


On October 13, ACLI faculty from all of NOVA’s campuses gathered at NOVA’s Pender location to develop new ideas and strategies to apply in their classrooms. About 70 faculty members attended the event, which was kicked off by a demonstration of MyEnglishLab, an online program for ESL instructors presented by Pearson Education representative Lynn Napolitano.…Read more ACLI Faculty Appreciation Day: new ideas and strategies for ESL learning

Terry McAuliffe: "We've got 900,000 Virginians retiring in the next 10 years, which will create 400,000 to 500,000 new jobs -- 60% of these jobs will require less than a 4-year degree."

Techtober and STEM initiatives


In September, NVTC and NOVA co-hosted a Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) roundtable discussion on Northern Virginia's economic future at NOVA's Annandale Campus. More than 80 business, education and elected leaders worked to develop a collaborative vision for moving our region forward. George Mason University and Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce also co-hosted the event. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, speaking on many points from his "New…Read more Techtober and STEM initiatives

STEM of consciousness for career changers

STEM of Consciousness for Career Changers


We hear a lot about the high demand for workers to fill STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers. What’s less clear is what actual jobs are available, and how you, as a career changer, can leverage your experience to enter these fields. Interested in a STEM education? Consider the realities of today’s job market: STEM Advantages…Read more STEM of Consciousness for Career Changers

Fixing the Glitch: the face of cyber security

Fixing the Glitch: the face of cyber security


From cyberattacks to technology malfunctions, our private information is at risk every day. We have developed vast networks, security protocols, and automated processes to handle many of our daily tasks, and every industry--from military to finance to entertainment--has  critical vulnerabilities revealed by attacks on data and functionality. We are facing serious gaps in both technology and the manpower to fix it.…Read more Fixing the Glitch: the face of cyber security

Fixing the Glitch: cyber security and broken systems


Remember the AP Twitter hack-and-hoax of 2013, where the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) gained access to the Associated Press' Twitter account and posted a fake tweet reporting explosions at the White House and the injury of the President? Within seconds, financial markets dropped by 1%. Within minutes, Twitter became a hornets' nest of refutations and announcements.…Read more Fixing the Glitch: cyber security and broken systems

Beyond college: corporate training and career development


Do you, as an employer, view a degree as the only measure of skills and capabilities for your workforce? The answer is "it depends." Different industries have different requirements. But we need to step back and look at how the definition of higher learning—traditionally via a four-year degree program—has evolved, for both individuals and employers. Degree alternatives For…Read more Beyond college: corporate training and career development

musica nuova


A poster I created for Musica Nuova's upcoming performance of Il Ballo delle Ingrate. If you can get to New York City, I suggest you check them out. (oh, and I created their website, too.)

ACN


Arlington Community Network is a nonprofit organization seeking to provide a comprehensive town-wide resource to businesses, residents, and organizations. I created the logo, brand, and all print/Web design. I also put together the monthly Town Calendar, distributed to member businesses in Arlington. I am responsible for layout, editing, and final printing of the calendars. Below…Read more ACN