Higher education is a key component making up the fabric of Arlington, VA. The Washington, D.C. metro region is home to more than 60 colleges and universities offering unparalleled access to the nation's brightest minds. Graduates from Arlington’s own and surrounding universities hold a diverse set of in-demand competencies, including computer science, data science, cybersecurity, cloud computing and engineering. Arlington's one-of-a-kind partnerships with D.C. region universities paired with unprecedented investment in Virginia's tech talent pipeline has set the stage for strong industry growth and workforce development in the years to come.
The many undergraduate and graduate programs in and around Arlington, VA instill the knowledge for success in today's innovation fields. From the top ranked MBA program at UVA Darden School of Business to the specialized tech offerings at the new George Mason University Innovation Center and upcoming Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, Arlington's universities ensure graduates are well-situated for success. In fact, George Mason University produces the largest number of computer science degrees in Virginia and our region is home to one of the largest community colleges in the U.S. NOVA(Northern Virginia Community College) serves more than 75,000 students across seven campuses playing an integral role in Arlington's robust talent pool.
The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to make significant investments in the development of tech talent to enrich the state's tech ecosystem.
A unique aspect of the educational ecosystem in Arlington is the vast array of opportunities available for partnerships between the public and private sectors.
Strategic Initiatives Manager
Conor is AED's Strategic Initiatives Manager focused on Arlington’s workforce and tech talent initiatives and capabilities.
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