Innovative Pipelines for Tech Recruiting

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Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)

2214 Rock Hill Rd


Herndon, VA 20170

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Perhaps more than any single factor, the availability of a skilled labor force affects crucial business decisions; notably whether to stay in a region, whether to expand in the region, or whether to go elsewhere.

Recruitment and retention of highly skilled employees is essential.

We have invited nine innovative workforce program representatives to share their unique programs with you in an effort to make your job of tech recruiting and retention a little easier.

FDM Group: FDM Group is a professional services provider with a focus on IT and the UK’s leading IT graduate employer. FDM’s business model is both unique and robust, bringing people and technology together. We are renowned for our dynamic Careers Programme, which gives graduates and ex-Forces personnel award-winning business and technical training in core disciplines.

Presenter: John Tansill, Head of Veteran Initiatives

FlexProfessionals: FlexProfessionals matches companies looking for seasoned part-time employees with professionals looking for meaningful part-time work. FlexProfessionals taps into a highly competitive, yet often ignored, talent pool of professionals that require flexibility and will work at competitive rates and typically no benefits in exchange for the opportunity to work in a part-time role.

Presenter: Ellen Grealish, Co-Founder/Partner

GWU Data Science: Drawing on techniques and theories from statistics, computer science and mathematics, the program focuses on the effective analysis and use of large data in the natural and social sciences. The MS in data science at George Washington University provides a deep foundation in statistical analysis and programming for applications, as well as the project skills necessary to exercise this knowledge in the real world.

Presenter: Brian Wright, Director of Operations, Data Science Program

NVTC’s Veteran Employment Initiative: The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) launched the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) in 2013. This “business-driven” initiative matches Veterans and their spouses with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications, while also providing support to companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain Veteran and Military spouse employees. The VEI employs a best-in-class career site ( along with in-person recruiting, mentoring and educational opportunities in the National Capital Region.

Presenter: Steve Jordon, Director

Per Scholas: Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities.

Presenter: Peyton Brooks, Director, Business Solutions

Revature: Revature makes leading-edge, next-gen, and niche technologies work for businesses around the globe to put them out in front of their competition. We can completely redefine how you find, build, retain and grow your future technology talent.

Presenter: Joe Vacca, Chief Marketing Officer

SkillSmart: At SkillSmart we are creating solutions that improve hiring outcomes for employers, building workforce pipelines for communities, and ensuring educators know the skills that are needed for their students to be successful in the workplace.

Presenter: Jason Green, Co-Founder

U.S. Chamber Corporate Fellowship Program: The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program provides transitioning service members with management training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce, expanding corporate America's understanding of the veteran job market and preparing those individuals for smooth transitions into meaningful civilian careers.

Presenter: Crystal Cochran, Senior Manager

YearUp: Year Up focuses on creating reliable, scalable talent solution for entry-level positions. Over 250+ leading U.S. employers are already partnering with Year Up, to find candidates that have academic and professional rigor, high for quality of work and professional behavior. Through a strong structure that guide students through steps necessary to achieving success in the classroom and the workplace.

Presenter: Andrea Garcia-Fernandez, Director


LOCATION: CIT – Bannister Auditorium and Atrium

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Registration, Networking and Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. – Welcome and Keynote
  • 8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. - Introductions
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Program presentations (5 minutes each)
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Student Panel Presentation
  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions



The SkillSource Group


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Please bring ID

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring business cards and your resume.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding the event please contact Susan Baker, or call 703-790-0600

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2214 Rock Hill Rd


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