Several programs have been approved for Region 7 of GO Northern Virginia
This project will build upon Northern Virginia’s existing computer services and cybersecurity clusters to create a workforce system that effectively attracts, prepares, and retains qualified candidates to fill high demand technology jobs in several targeted, high paying occupational areas: programming and software development; data and data warehousing; and networking and cybersecurity.
This initiative is a combination of career pathway assistance, incumbent worker training, upskilling, on-the-job training and credentialing activities aimed to support computer services industry workers in newly located or newly established firms in Northern Virginia.
Northern Virginia Community College in collaboration with Micron Technology, U.S. Army’s Night Vision and Sensors Directorate, and BAE Systems presented this project to create a state-of-the-art engineering technology “Fabrication Laboratory” in Northern Virginia. This project will help create high-paying engineering jobs by leveraging established internship programs at Micron Technology and BAE Systems as well as the existing SySTEMic curriculum at Northern Virginia Community College
Tech Talent pipeline apprenticeship program - $1,000,000
A short-term solution to the IT talent shortage in our area lies in the Tech Talent Pipeline Apprenticeship Initiative (TPPA). The establishment of new apprenticeship models for IT jobs creates an alternative career pathway for tech talent, that takes less time than pursuing a four-year degree in IT generally does. The TPPA addresses four specific goals:
Establish new apprenticeship models for IT jobs
Bring 400 apprentices into the apprenticeship program
Work with 12 regional businesses to establish these programs, and
Build long-term sustainability for apprenticeships.
By implementing both long-term and short-term initiatives to address the IT talent shortage, the region can enhance its success and growth as a powerful economic center in our region and our world.
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