The success NOVA continues to realize comes from the regional partners who share a compassion and desire to improve the quality of life of the citizens of our region.
They share a vision of what is possible, and they share a drive to improve the standard of living that comes from securing a living wage job. As Board President, I remain committed to carrying the torch high and proud and to continue the mission that began over 10 years ago. Without the leadership and commitment of the dedicated staff of NOVA, the benchmarks and goals would have never reached the level they are at today.
The well-rounded diversity of the Board of Directors showcases some of the top leadership talent our community has to offer, and what a difference it makes to have them as a part of our team.
I also want to recognize the outstanding regional business partners that put NOVA graduates into these living wage jobs, and make the dream a reality. Cheers to the Graduates, the Staff of NOVA, The Board of Directors, The NOVA Advisory Council members, and the business partners that have led NOVA to the level they are at today.
NOVA Board President
"Gardner Denver has had great success with the NOVA program - the candidates we've hired are committed to hard work, to self-improvement, and to the success of our team. We strongly support the mission and intent of NOVA, and it will remain for us a preferred program to depend on for entry-level opportunities to join our team."
Director, Operations North America Gardner Denver Thomas
"St. Francis is excited to partner with NOVA as a means to support our organization, our mission, and our community. NOVA provides a unique ability to enhance the abilities and skills of individuals that are needed for them to secure stable employment and economic independence. They have been helpful in connecting our workforce needs to those individuals which allow St. Francis as an organization to provide for our patients and community."
MBA, SHRM-SCP SPHR | Director, Human Resources St. Francis Medical Center
"As an employer who has been in the paper and plastic industries for some 40+ years. I, along with many other employers, have been concerned about the lack of a skilled workforce in the area of manufacturing in our community. NOVA is an organization that has made great strides in taking individuals who for whatever reason have taken the wrong path in life and need someone to give them guidance and vision in becoming a contributing source in the general workplace."
President Euroboard Inc.
"As one of Monroe’s larger employers planning to grow locally, CenturyLink recognizes the importance of cultivating a qualified workforce. This is why we support NOVA in its mission to not only prepare individuals in our community for living wage jobs but to also help them secure employment. NOVA is driving economic development and the services it provides are beneficial not only to businesses and individuals but to the entire region.”