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New River Community College’s Office of Workforce Development fosters economic growth and development by helping provide an appropriately trained workforce for the New River Valley and the Commonwealth. Services include credentialing, a wide range of training opportunities, skills upgrading and career development programs, retraining, pre-employment testing and state-of-the-art technology instruction. Workforce Development staff develop customized training programs to meet the specific needs of employers, and the unit also offers open enrollment courses for the general public in areas ranging from computing to management training.

Attention journeymen, master plumbers, electricians, HVAC mechanics and gas fitters - you know you need continuing education in your profession as part of the licensing process, but did you know you can fulfill that requirement at NRCC?

NRCC offers Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and Board of Contractors approved renewal courses in the traditional classroom format and online.

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The Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MOS) offers job seekers a real-world, recognizable credential that demonstrates they have the skills and expertise businesses depend on. The MOS certification is composed of eight separate exams that assess a user’s skill level with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, OneNote, SharePoint 2010 and Office 365.

Users can choose to take the exam for each program or just the programs in which they wish to be MOS certified. Expert level tests and a “master” level MOS certification are also available.