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Veronica Ortiz is a workforce skills development consultant and technology training entrepreneur. She is the founder of Cornerstone Training and Support, a company providing customized IT training solutions for businesses, non-profits, and government agencies. Since 1995 she has provided open enrollment and contract training for Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in computer literacy, Microsoft Office training and certification preparation, and other popular desktop applications. Ms. Ortiz has a unique specialty of using innovative training methods and assistive technology to provide computer training for adults with disabilities. Her recent assistive technology contribution was developing a computer training program, the required course materials and evaluation tools for students with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities for Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) working in partnership with the non-profit ServiceSource. She also delivered the training and mentored students during the six year duration of this award winning program. Other notable technology training programs developed and delivered by Ms. Ortiz include Introduction to Computers with Microsoft Office for ESL students and a Computer Summer Camp for Middle School and High School youth. Since 2007, Ms. Ortiz has also held the position of Program Manager for Project Management Outreach at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). She is NOVA’s liaison to the Project Management Institute of Washington D.C. (PMIWDC). She supports the PMIWDC/NOVA Educational Alliance and performs outreach in the community to build awareness of NOVA’s Project Management educational offerings. Ms. Ortiz is in the George Mason University School of Management and is currently enrolled in the Business Administration degree program at NOVA. She is an instructor certified in Microsoft Office and a member of the Washington D.C. chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI). Ms. Ortiz has won several awards while teaching at NOVA including the Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCC) Chancellor’s Award for outstanding instructor.