Nov 1st NVCC Course: Careers in the U.S. Defense and Intelligence Industry – Woodbridge, Virginia

Jobs WorldwideNVCC Course: Careers in the U.S. Defense and Intelligence Industry

WHEN: Nov 1st and 8th, 2014

TIME: 08:30AM-12:30PM

WHERE: Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus — you can find the course listed in the Careers category.

COST: $119

REGISTER ONLINE at http://icconx.com/evs/20141101nvcc.htm

From entry-level to reentry into the Defense and Intelligence jobs market, there are many aspects involved in finding and growing your career as a professional defense contractor.

This course will identify the players, what you need to know about security clearances, strategies for finding open doors, strategies for making yourself marketable, and review the trends of this particular job market as it is tied to the health and welfare of the federal budget process.

This course is also appropriate for those currently in the federal contracting market who want to grow their expertise and earning ability.

Defense and Intelligence are unique job markets. You need a strategy to find open doors, to stay competitive, and to be at the right place at the right time.

Taught by Bill Golden, CEO, IntelligenceCareers.com aka USADefenseIndustryJobs.com

REGISTER ONLINE at http://icconx.com/evs/20141101nvcc.htm

Maryland Cyber-Technology Job Pathways Consortium Gets $15M in Fed Funding to Train New Cyber Pros

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The Maryland Cyber-Technology Job Pathways Consortium recently received $15 million for the training of new cyber professionals.

Over 130,000 IT jobs are in Maryland–49% above the national average, with thousands of family-sustaining entry-level cyber security jobs that a job seeker can qualify for with a professional certificate or associates degree.

Fourteen community colleges from across the state of Maryland are coming together with employer partners including IBM, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Booz Allen, Medstar and a number of hospitals to develop training pathways for low-income workers with minimal prior education or experience in Information Technology or Cybersecurity.

To increase the likelihood of participant fit and success, participants will get upfront assessments, career planning, and job search support. Students will also accelerate through a two-year degree that is aligned with NSA guidelines for Security Information Assurance programs.

Virtual internships will also be offered to all students to increase their interaction with employers. In the next three years, the program intends to graduate nearly 2,000 students and employer partners have already committed to interviewing qualified graduates.

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EDUCATION / Degrees in Security, Intelligence and Counterterrorism

Henley-Putnam UniversityHenley-Putnam University was conceived after more than twelve years of planning and research to contribute to the professional development of protection, intelligence and counterterrorism tradecraft.

The founders designed the University to meet the strategic security industry’s establishment of higher educational standards – and in keeping with this design, brought on board only faculty with real world experience in their respective fields. Today, Henley-Putnam University is a premier university for higher education in the advancing fields of security, protection, intelligence and counterterrorism. Our university’s mission is to serve professionals in the strategic security industry, especially within the law enforcement, military and the intelligence community, by increasing their opportunities for advancement in the fields of intelligence management, counterterrorism studies, and strategic security and protection management. Our focus is our strength.

All of our degree and certificate programs are focused in the field of Strategic Security, including certificates and online intelligence degrees, degrees in counterterrorism, as well as security management degrees and certificate programs. Our students receive cutting-edge and relevant instruction from experienced practitioners. Our faculty members are from your world. They have strong academic backgrounds as well as experience in senior positions in the CIA, U.S. Secret Service, FBI, DIA, DSS, NSA, all branches of the U.S. military, as well as positions in corporate security and local and federal law enforcement.

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JOBS / STEM Skills / Are STEM graduates getting jobs?

JOBS / STEM Skills / Simple answer as to how the STEM graduates are doing: Doh!! Students aren’t signing up for STEM education.

>>> STEM jobs are going unfilled across the country. It can take up to three months to fill an advertised STEM job once it hits the street.

Learn more from a recent survey by the Brookings Institute.

Fall 2014 – New Professional Development Course: Careers in the U.S. Defense Industry

JOBS / DEFENSE / NVCC.edu/workforce

Coming soon to a campus near to you, as presented by ‘Professor’ Bill Golden … =^)

"Careers in the U.S. Defense Industry"

From entry-level to reentry into the federal jobs market, there are many aspects to finding and growing your career as a federal contractor. We will identify the players, what you need to know about security clearances, strategies for finding open doors, strategies for making yourself marketable, and review the trends of this particular job market as it is tied to the health and welfare of the federal budget process. This course is also appropriate for those currently in the federal contracting market who want to grow their expertise and earning ability.

Rather than drag the course out across 8 weeks, the course will be presented as two 4-hour blocks.

Fri, Sept 5 & 12, 8:30-12:30 pm at NVCC, Manassas, VA
Sat., Nov 1 & 8, 8:30-12:30 pm at NVCC, Woodbridge, VA

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Bill Golden is Founder and CEO of IntelligenceCareers.com, AKA USADefenseIndustryJobs.com.

Bill served in the U.S. Army as a Military Intelligence professional from 1975-1996; became a defense contractor in 1996; founded IntelligenceCareers.com in 1999.

WGolden@IntelligenceCareers.com
www.IntelligenceCareers.com

LinkedIn: http://Linkedin.com/in/BillGolden
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ICDefenseJobs
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IntelligenceCareers

Millennials Surprisingly Optimistic about Job Outlook but many are Not Competitive

90% of college students confident about their employment prospects after graduation despite current job numbers; few take advantage of career resources on campus

Find Your Next Job NOWNEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — With the unemployment rate for workers under the age of 25 lingering well above 14%–more than twice the national average–it may seem natural to presume that college students are concerned about their job prospects. Not so, according to the results of a recent survey, “The Grad Gap: College Millennials’ Career Aspirations and Readiness,” which finds that a full 90% of college students are optimistic about their chances of finding meaningful employment after graduation. Amid a troubling job outlook for recent college graduates, the study’s findings raise serious questions about millennials’ level of career preparedness, concern for earning a return on their college investment, and awareness of tools and services that will help them develop the skills they need to thrive in the workplace.

The third-party study of college students, commissioned by McGraw-Hill Education, reveals that not only are students highly confident about their employment prospects, but their priorities and definition of “meaningful employment” differ from those of previous, more financially-focused generations:

++ The vast majority of students report that it is more important to find a job that allows them to do what they love (73%) than to find a job that pays well (20%)

++ Many students report that they would prefer a job that is beneficial to society (45%) over a job that simply pays well (27%)

“Today’s college students have career aspirations that are markedly different, perhaps nobler, than those of previous generations, and I for one find that exciting. But at the same time, we need to be doing more to help students prepare for the very real challenges they will face as they enter the workforce,” said Brian Kibby, president of McGraw-Hill Education’s higher ed division. “As education professionals and employers, we can and must do a better job of understanding who this generation is, what motivates them, and how best to encourage and support them as they get ready to enter the workforce.”

Other highlights from McGraw-Hill Education’s “The Grad Gap” study include:

++ Few students take advantage of career resources provided by their universities. While 80% of respondents were aware of their college career centers, only about half (52%) reported they had used this valuable resource. However, students reported that resources and opportunities specifically focused on career preparation would make them feel better prepared for the workforce, suggesting that to be effective, resources must be not only available, but well integrated into student life.

++ Students rate their own interpersonal skills as a key strength and point of attractiveness for employers (70%)–more important than GPA (62%), internships (57%) and other extracurricular activities (38%).

++ Many students report that several critical job skills were self-taught rather than learned in college. These skills include managing multiple priorities (51%), managing time (46%), managing interpersonal relationships at work (40%), searching for a job (39%), and conducting oneself in a job interview (35%).

Maryellen Valaitis, McGraw-Hill Education’s senior vice president of human resources, offers college students the following tips to boost their career preparedness level:

++ Don’t overlook the importance of a strong GPA to your job prospects: “Interpersonal and other ‘soft skills’ are undeniably important in today’s job market, but recent graduates must be careful not to underestimate the value of hard skills.” Valaitis also recommends getting involved on campus or in your local community: “It’s another way to apply your skills and show that you’re engaged with the world around you.”

++ A lack of qualified candidates is a real problem for U.S. companies–and students who prepare themselves to enter the gap stand to benefit: “Nearly half of employers report that they struggle to fill jobs because they can’t find qualified candidates. It’s important that students do everything they can while in college to boost their qualifications so that they can meet the needs of employers who want them to join their ranks.”

++ Use all of the tools available to hone your skills–including study technology: “It’s important to use all of the resources available to them to learn job-ready skills and generally become more aware of what it takes to become an attractive candidate. Campus career centers and guidance counselors are great sources for information about preparing for a career. Also, using study technology like adaptive learning software can boost your academic performance as well as help you learn important job-ready skills, like productivity and time management.”

++ Know what employers are really looking for: “Students need to understand that employers are looking for candidates who have global mindsets, are systematic thinkers with problem-solving skills, and embody the traits of lifelong learners. We’re also looking for students with a keen understanding of technology that goes beyond Facebook and Instagram.”

About McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For additional information, visit www.mheducation.com.

Survey Methodology

The survey was conducted by Hanover Research (www.hanoverresearch.com) among 500+ U.S. adults, ages 18+, during March 2014, using an online survey.

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Education

Lockheed Martin Inspires Next Generation Of Scientists And Engineers – USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 25, 2014

Lockheed Martin Jobs

Hosts USA Science & Engineering Festival, Expected to Draw 250,000+ Media Preview of Exhibits on Friday, April 25, 2014

BETHESDA, Maryland /PRNewswire/ — As part of its ongoing commitment to STEM education, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will serve as the founding and presenting host of the third USA Science & Engineering Festival. Lockheed Martin hopes to empower and inspire students of all ages to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

It is well documented that there is an urgent need for the U.S. to develop a stronger workforce of experts in STEM. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, only five percent of U.S. workers are employed in fields related to science and engineering, yet they are responsible for more than 50 percent of sustained economic expansion.

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology estimates that the U.S. will need to produce approximately one million more STEM professionals than are expected to graduate over the next ten years in order to ensure our global competitiveness. Currently, a mere 300,000 bachelor and associate degrees in STEM fields are awarded in the U.S. annually, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that approximately 20 percent of the STEM workforce is over the age of 55 and may retire over the next 10 years. The Festival’s purpose is to help bridge this workforce gap.

"Advancing STEM education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin," said Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Festival co-founder and Lockheed Martin senior vice president and chief technology officer. "We know firsthand the importance of educating our young people in these areas. Our future success–and our nation’s technological advantage–depends on fostering the next generation of highly trained, highly capable talent."

Lockheed Martin’s exhibit will feature interactive, hands-on displays and activities, such as flight simulators, 3-D printers, robotic experiences, and space exploration demonstrations, to highlight how scientists and engineers are creating a brighter future. The center stage will feature rotating presentations by inventors, entrepreneurs, and celebrities. More than 300 Lockheed Martin scientists and engineers will be on hand over the weekend to discuss their exciting projects and share their career stories.

What: Lockheed Martin’s exhibits at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival, which will offer the thrill of hands-on STEM activities to America’s youth.

When: Media Sneak Peek – Friday, April 25, 2014
– 8:30 a.m. Press Conference
– 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sneak Peek at Exhibits
Festival open to the public – Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, April 27, 2014

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Background

More than 500,000 people participated in the 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival and associated events throughout the year. The 2014 Grand Finale expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center draws students, parents, teachers, organizations and companies interested in promoting STEM education. To learn more about Lockheed Martin’s involvement in the Festival and the exhibits, click here.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.

For additional information on how Lockheed Martin is supporting STEM education, click here.

For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com
Follow us on Twitter @LockheedMartin

SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Raytheon joins US2020 to mobilize one million STEM mentors by 2020

Focused national effort aims to bring underrepresented student populations into the science, technology, engineering and math workforce pipeline

WALTHAM, Massachusetts /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced its support of US2020, the White House initiative created to help meet the future workforce needs of leading STEM employers by equalizing access to STEM careers for underserved populations.

As a Founding Corporate Partner of US2020, Raytheon has committed employee mentoring talent and financial support to help expand the organization’s student mentoring network nationwide.

"Maintaining a healthy and robust STEM talent pipeline is crucial to ensuring the United States maintains its leadership position in global innovation," said William H. Swanson, Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company. "Our collaboration with US2020 opens new pathways for our employees to share their passion for, and expertise in, STEM subjects and fields with a wide range of student populations. The diversity of thinking that will come from this focused effort will enrich us all."

US2020 aims to mobilize one million STEM mentors by 2020 by connecting high-quality education partners like Citizen Schools to STEM professionals nationwide. The organization is currently executing its first US2020 City Competition to identify 3-5 cities to share in nearly $1 million of direct and in-kind support to build STEM mentoring capacity at the local level.

"The necessary growth of America’s STEM workforce is significantly inhibited by the fact that too few underrepresented groups — in particular lower income children, children of color, and girls — know STEM professionals, know what they do, or have had the moments of discovery that can inspire unfamiliar career paths," said Eric Schwarz, Co-Founder and CEO of Citizen Schools and Executive Chairman of US2020. "We are excited to partner with Raytheon, a proven leader in STEM education, to help inspire the next generation of technologists and engineers."

About US2020

US2020 is a new organization formed through a partnership of leading education non-profits and corporate leaders in the STEM field. The initiative emerged from a White House call to generate big, innovative solutions to our STEM education challenge, with a focus on increasing access to STEM careers for girls, underrepresented minorities in the sciences, and low-income children. US2020 will be incubated within Citizen Schools, a leading education non-profit, and will become a standalone non-profit entity in 2014. US2020 relies on a committed and growing community of public, private, non-profit and individual partners. For more information visit http://www.us2020.org/.

About MathMovesU

Raytheon’s MathMovesU(®) program is an initiative committed to increasing middle and elementary school students’ interest in math and science education by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. The innovative programs of MathMovesU include the traveling interactive experience MathAlive!(®); Raytheon’s Sum of all Thrills(TM) experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot(®), which showcases math in action as students design and experience their own thrill ride using math fundamentals; the "In the Numbers" game, a partnership with the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon; the company’s ongoing sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS(®) National Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program. Follow MathMovesU and other Raytheon community outreach programs on Facebook and on Twitter @MathMovesU.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon

SOURCE Raytheon Company

CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) – Request for proposals

Cybersecurity Jobs

The CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. In return for their scholarships, recipients will work after graduation for a Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals.

FULL STORY National Science Foundation

OHIO / PENNSYLVANIA – Veterans – Halcyonit.com will train you for a new career in IT

We are still looking for few more Veterans to be selected for our upcoming (Sept 23rd) IT training course. Please refer Veterans at your earliest convenience. Thanks.

We are glad to announce that our next class for military Veterans in IT (SQA; Software Testing) is scheduled to start on Mon September 23, 2013. Please refer Veterans to contact Alan Day (aday ; 614-322-3951), if they are interested in attending this free 5 week course at our Dublin office. A few Employers in Northern Ohio and one in Pittsburgh, PA, are also interested in partnering with Halcyon by giving jobs to our trained Veterans. Accordingly, we are hoping that some of the Veterans in our next class would be willing to relocate to Northern Ohio or Pittsburgh. We are also open to Veterans, currently residing in Northern Ohio and Pittsburgh, to come to Columbus and attend the course. Classes are held from 6PM-8PM every week-day.

We hope that Employers in Central and Northern Ohio will continue to partner with Halcyon, by offering jobs in SQA to our trained Veterans. Click here to know more about our “Halcyon’s Veteran’s Workforce Development Program”. FYI, Halcyon started this program end of 2011, and having 70% success rate.

We have started interviewing Veterans to be considered for our next class.

Thanks.

Mohan R. Viddam, Chairman & CEO