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Workforce Development Division and Woodbridge
Campus Partner to Teach Marines
During the month of December, the Workforce Development Division and the Division of Business and Social Sciences at the Woodbridge Campus partnered together to launch a pilot program to teach an Informational Technology course to active duty Marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
This pilot was initiated through the efforts of George Hinckley; Workforce Development Division VP, William Gary; and Woodbridge Provost, Dr. Sam Hill. The pilot is part of a broader academic project that will involve custom designed programs that provide â€śAdvance Standingâ€ť for Marines and allow them to work towards an Associate degree at NOVA. The intent is to recognize the educational training and courses they have already received in Marine Corp education, and analyze how much credit they have already gained towards an Associate degree. The intent is also to provide additional courses which, when combined with their previous Corp training, will accrue towards such a degree.
The pilot at Camp Lejeune consisted of a 2-week intensive basic computer security course, ITN 260 Network Security Basics, taught by IT Professor, William McLaughlin. The Woodbridge Campus provided the instructor and course, while the Workforce Development Division coordinated the pricing, proposal, contract, and invoicing for the tuition, instructor travel, and textbooks, including collection of the clientâ€™s payment for the project. The Workforce Development Division designed and provided course completion certificates that the 20 Marines received on graduation day.
Workforce Development Division VP, William Gary and Woodbridge Provost, Dr. Sam Hill attended the formal graduation ceremony at Camp Lejeune Friday, December 14th and received glowing feedback from the senior Marine Corp leadership. William Gary also met separately with Marine Corp leadership to assess the pilot and plan for expanded delivery of educational programs to the Marine Corp.