Since 1995, Values Driven Work has been recognized by career management professionals as one of the premier work values assessment instruments on the market. Values Driven Work was originally developed by the Career Action Center in Cupertino, California. When the Center ceased operations in June 2002, it donated the product's rights to NOVA, a nationally recognized workforce development organization in Sunnyvale, California.

Since 1983, NOVA has been committed to developing a skilled workforce and enhancing employability in Silicon Valley. As a nonprofit organization administered by the City of Sunnyvale, NOVA provides customer-oriented services for local businesses seeking professional solutions for human resource needs, as well as for individuals seeking training and development.

NOVA serves seven cities in northern Santa Clara County: Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale.