About Training Futures
Training Futures is a nationally recognized workforce development program with proven results, providing training for living-wage administrative jobs. It offers an innovative six-month curriculum in a simulated office environment with two primary goals:
To meet the needs of local employers who seek qualified entry level workers.
Applications for the next Training Futures cycle are due by Friday, July 1, 2016. For more information about start dates, please contact Rini Victor at 571.748.2864.
Training Futures was launched in 1996 and has since trained over 1,700 people from diverse backgrounds and experience. Within six months of graduation, 89% of trainees secure full-time employment in an office environment. The employment rate of graduates far exceeds those of other national programs, placing Training Futures in the top-performing echelon.
What trainees learn
The Training Futures curriculum comprises accredited courses in:
- AST 137 Records Management (3 credits)
- AST 243 Office Administration (3 credits)
- BUS 201 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
- BUS 226 Computer Business Applications (3 credits)
- ENG 100 Basic Occupational Communication (3 credits)
- SDV 100 College Success Skills (1 credit)
A Business Information Technology (BIT) Certificate is earned from the first 6 accredited courses listed above. This is one of NOVA’s “stackable” certificates that can be put toward earning further certifications.
- Business Math
- 10-key calculator
Trainees receive performance reviews and are expected to dress professionally, arrive on time, complete office assignments and interact professionally with staff and fellow trainees. Trainees are also provided one-on-one support during their job search with assistance in resume writing, interviewing and business etiquette.
Additionally, trainees gain valuable direct business work experience through the internship program. This program provides interns to local businesses and hospitals within the community, who can provide an environment that supports additional exposure for trainees.
To host an intern from Training Futures at your company, please contact Christine Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a Statement of Work Form.
Interested in enrolling in Training Futures?