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Upgrade Your Technology Credentials: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Upgrade Your Technology Credentials: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

CCWA is offering a week-long boot camp to prepare for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification — the premier credential sought by employers including the federal government for personnel charged with the management and operations of information security programs. Employers know that CISM holders have the practical skills and knowledge to supercharge their information security posture.

Put your career in high gear and let CCWA help prepare you for the next phase of your professional life.

Who Should Attend: Talented information security managers who want to take their career to the next level.

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Workforce Virginia Podcast : Certifications

Workforce Virginia Podcast : Certifications

In order for businesses to thrive and for the quality of life to be enhanced for citizens, Virginia has elevated its focus on building qualified employees with credentials that match employer needs.

To hear more about credentials and certifications, we welcome you to the premier episode of Workforce Virginia, an all-new series of podcasts. Produced by CCWA, these conversations will connect human resource professionals, job seekers and working individuals to valuable training and development options that build the workforce.

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CCWA Partners with VMA to Address a Growing Skills Gap in a Vital Industry

CCWA Partners with VMA to Address a Growing Skills Gap in a Vital Industry

Manufacturing is still alive and well in the Greater Richmond region. Our local economy continues to benefit from this thriving business sector, which has created more ancillary jobs in comparison to others. The manufacturing industry, however, is only as good as its human capital, and a large skills gap has appeared in the last decade.

While manufacturing plants have many open positions, and opportunities exist for employees to progress upward internally, employers find it difficult to locate candidates with the needed technical knowledge. This skills gap creates a significant opportunity for companies and individuals to break away from the pack. Job seekers and incumbent employees who are enhancing their knowledge and technical expertise become more competitive. Additionally, companies that actively invest in their employees increase productivity in their workplaces.

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Bronze, Silver and Gold = Employment Ready

Bronze, Silver and Gold = Employment Ready

Hiring and recruitment are full of unknowns. More than ever, businesses want to make certain current and potential employees have the basic work skills necessary to successfully perform key job duties. In the Greater Richmond region, dozens of employers connect the right person for the right job using the results of the Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). As part of its mission to benefit economic development and workforce needs in Central Virginia, the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) offers individuals and companies these assessments of workplace skills.

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How do we see beyond the resume during recruitment efforts?

How do we see beyond the resume during recruitment efforts?

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There are two areas of evaluation in the recruitment process: 1) Are they qualified to do the job? 2) How will they fit into our organization’s culture? I’ll leave the latter to your judgement. But, the former comes with its own set of challenges.

It’s unfortunate, but increasingly candidates have started “enhancing” their resumes to convey experience or technical skills they do not have. This can make finding qualified candidates even more difficult. Extensive interviews can reveal weak skill sets if they are focused enough, but many know the buzz words and can easily hold a conversation about a topic in which they have no real experience.

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Programs for Healthcare and Film, Industry Certifications and More – New Fall 2014 Course Catalog

Programs for Healthcare and Film, Industry Certifications and More – New Fall 2014 Course Catalog

Searching for a productive way to transition from summer to fall? Take a look at the many unique programs in the new CCWA catalog, now online and on shelves at Martin’s Food Markets.

Whether you are considering the benefits of exploring a new career or searching for interesting topics to springboard your professional development, CCWA can help you achieve your goals with a multitude of offerings like the new two-day film program, Get Your Start in the Film Industry.

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