President's Message


Presidents Message
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.
Robert HartmannNOVA Board President

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 talents 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.

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"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."
Mark IngramDirector, Operations North America Gardner Denver Thomas
"Being an employer who has been in the paper and plastic industries for some 40+ years, I 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."
Bill KightPresident Euroboard Inc.