AIP Introduces New Chapter
February 26, 1999 - The Association of Internet
Professionals (AIP) has formed a Washington D.C. Chapter
(DCAIP). The chapter is a result of a series of mergers made by the D.C. Internet
Developer's Association (DCIDA), the D.C. Webmaster's Guild and the Mid-Atlantic Java
User's Group (MAJUG). The DCAIP's mission is to support, unify and represent the community
of Internet professionals. Their Web site offers information on meetings and memberships as
well as links to other organizations in the Greater Washington region.
PBS Offers Technology Site
February 25, 1999 - PBS Online, based in Alexandria,
offers their Technology site. It includes a
beginners guide to the Internet, technology news and Bob Cringely's weekly column. Users
also have access to the rest of the technology site as well as past programs through
special search screens.
Employment Web Site Now In Region
February 24, 1999 - The ComputerJobs Store
is an employment Web site offering regional and skill-specific job opportunities and
career resources to technology professionals. The site offers over 800 career opportunities
from 150 client companies in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.
The site allows users to submit resumes and browse job openings and offers training
resources, a salary survey and technical publication links.
Organization Helps Entrepreneurs
February 23, 1999 - The Young Entrepreneurs'
Organization (YEO) is a non-profit organization made up of volunteering business
professionals helping young entrepreneurs through educational and networking
opportunities. YEO, based in Alexandria, has over 2000 members in chapters
around the world, providing members access to a network of peers on an international
level. The YEO mission is to support, educate and encourage young entrepreneurs to
succeed in building companies.
FCEDA Helps Small Businesses
February 22, 1999 - The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)
provides services and information designed to promote Fairfax County as a business location
for domestic and foreign-owned companies and organizations. Their Web site contains
information on venture capital, small and minority business development and contract
opportunities. The FCEDA works with community, business and government leaders as well
as local and state agencies that administer development processes, zoning and taxation.
Center Offers Scholarships
February 19, 1999 - The CyberLearning Center
is offering Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) scholarships to those who pass
their 30 minute admission test, enabling the student to enroll in the 1999 Second Quarter
MCSE Scholarship Program. The center's goals are to train 100,000 professionals in MCSE
and other Information Technology (IT) skills as well as training one million disadvantaged
children in basic IT skills in ten years. The CyberLearning Center, based in Arlington, is
a project of the non-profit National Education Foundation founded to provide effective and
affordable IT training for everyone.
Group Promotes Economic Growth
February 18, 1999 - The American Entrepreneurs for
Economic Growth's (AEEG) Web site features membership information, an event calendar and
facts about the organization. The site also includes the Legislative Action Center, a feature
allowing a search for visitors' representatives with tips on writing to them. The AEEG, based
in Arlington, focuses on legislation relating to capital information, investment incentives
and other issues affecting America's young growth companies.
Workforce Matrix Unveiled
February 17, 1999 - The Regional Workforce Initiatives Matrix,
developed by the Potomac KnowledgeWay, in conjunction
with the Greater Washington Board of Trade highlights major
workforce development efforts in the Greater Washington region focusing on regional
partnerships and activities. The matrix is a tool used to identify opportunities for
collaboration and to facilitate the flow of information between various organizations.
Features of the matrix include descriptions and contact information for matrix entries,
and a form to register similar programs.
Local Group Builds Educational Partnership
February 16, 1999 - The Business Coalition
for Education Reform (BCER), in Washington D.C., promotes involvement of
businesses in education at the national, state and local levels to increase the
academic achievement of students. The BCER's national business-led organization
leverages resources and expertise; builds partnerships to help states and communities
learn from each other's experiences; and provides technical assistance to a growing
network of state and local coalitions. Their Web site contains links to the American
Business Conference, the Committee for Economic Development and the National Alliance
Regional Jobs Initiative Begins Online Survey
February 15, 1999 - The Regional Jobs Initiative (RJI), a collaborative of DC
Agenda, A Greater Washington, the Foundation for Education Innovation and the Potomac
KnowledgeWay, is conducting an online survey of companies in the Greater Washington
region to identify the types of skills they require in entry-level technology workers.
The study will also identify the types of job opportunities participating companies
currently have open or foresee for the future. Visit the
survey on the Web
to participate All responses will remain confidential.
RJI seeks to address a portion of the region's critical workforce shortage by training
inner city youth and underskilled workers for entry level technology jobs. RJI endeavors
to engage industry in the development of the program to identify workplace expectations,
skill requirements and labor needs. For additional information about RJI, inquiries
concerning the survey or to participate in any way, please contact Maggie Beach at
the Potomac KnowledgeWay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help For E-Businesses Online
February 12, 1999 - The Electronic Messaging Association (EMA),
a membership forum aiding others with e-business technologies, features information
and publications online. EMA enables people, organizations and governments that use
or are exploring e-business technologies to work in partnership with providers of
those technologies. Visitors to their site can access the EMA calendar, membership
information and online publications. EMA, headquartered in Arlington, has programs
focused on technology, public policy and education.
Local Group Provides Tech Analysis
February 11, 1999 - Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
is a not-for-profit organization providing non-partisan analysis of
technology and technology policy to leaders in government, business,
and academia. The institute, in Washington D.C., focuses on the study
of cutting edge technology and strategies as well as their impact on
American society. Their Web site includes current projects, downloadable
publications and information on the institute's technical support efforts.
District Helps Improve Workplace
February 10, 1999 - The District of Columbia's Department of Employment Services
has gone online with a site that includes information for job seekers, employers and the
labor market. The department plans, develops and administers employment related services
to all segments of the Washington metropolitan population. The District of Columbia's
Department of Employment Services works to develop a workforce and work environment that
supports a sound, stable economic foundation for families, individuals and the general
Internship Program Targets Fairfax County Students
February 9, 1999 - The Businesses Offering Skills to Students (B.O.S.S.)
Academy internship program places Fairfax County Public Schools high school students in paid internships. The program
complements the students' academic course work and offers students an educational
opportunity to utilize Information Technology (IT) and other skills businesses are
seeking. Organizations who have sponsored internships include AMS, Booz-Allen & Hamilton,
CMS Information Systems, Cable and Wireless, Erol's Internet Services and Hubbard & Revo-Cohen,
Inc. (HRC). The B.O.S.S. initiative is sponsored by the Education & Workforce Development
Committee of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.
YMCA Introduces Web Site
February 8, 1999 - The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
encourages the development of strong bodies, sound minds and healthy spirits for all
their members. The YMCA's Web site allows users to find branches in their area, view
a listing of volunteer opportunities and find more information about the YMCA. The
site also features a kids section where users can find information on youth programs,
camps and childcare.
KnowledgeMax Teaches Executives
February 5, 1999 - KnowledgeMax,
in Chevy Chase, enhances managerial effectiveness through learning systems and
access to business related information online and offline. The KnowledgeMax system
consists of two components called LeaderLearning and BookMax, which are available
on a subscription basis and delivered via the customer's intranet to users within
that organization. The system can be customized to fit the clients' business. The
Web site features information on the company, products and services they provide
and offers a demo to potential clients.
New Web Society Online
February 4, 1999 - The Washington
Creative Web Society (WCWS) is a digital media society in the Greater Washington
Region. Anyone interested or working in digital media may join through their online
registration form. The WCWS' Web site features an online discussion area, a jobs
database and an announcements section.
Browse Local Real Estate Listings Online
February 3, 1999 - The Real Estate
& Homes Directory Web site allows users to find homes in Maryland and Virginia.
Visitors to the site can choose particular counties in either state and find
information on homes in that area. The Web site allows users to search a variety
of homes including luxury homes and senior housing. Information provided by the
Web site about these homes ranges from photos of houses and floor-plans to area
schools and commuting options.
Group Aids Non-Traditional Enterprises
February 2, 1999 - The First Forward
Institute (FFI) is a strategic development company focusing on emerging,
reorganizing and non-traditional enterprises, as well as educational institutions
undergoing substantial change. FFI supports businesses either by being online or
on-site and by using their planning, marketing, organizing and decision-making methods.
They also help educational institutions by implementing their distance learning,
educational and publishing consulting processes.
Consortium Aids New Members
February 1, 1999 - The Software Productivity
Consortium, in Herndon, develops processes, methods, tools and services that improve
the ability of its members and affiliates to build high integrity, software intensive systems.
Software Productivity Consortium's Web site includes an events calendar, newsletter and list
of contacts. The Consortium is a nonprofit organization of more than 85 companies, government
agencies and universities. Their newest members include EDS Government Industry Group and
Unisys Federal Systems.