Special Programs and Opportunities

Amazon Web Services Girls' Tech Day

Amazon Web Services Girls’ Tech Day is going virtual this year!  Join us on a magical and adventurous journey to explore Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and more!  This complimentary event will inspire and motivate girls and young women, ages 8-24, to develop and pursue their interests in technology.
Amazon Web Services Girls' Tech Day Details & Registration
When: November 1 - November 28

Alfred Street Baptist Church is hosting the 19th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Alfred Street Baptist Church is hosting the 19th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Festival on Saturday, February 20, 2021.  In response to COVID-19 concerns, this Festival will be VIRTUAL.  Registration has not yet opened; we will be sending another email with instructions and details for registration.

We would like for you to inform your high school students, their parents and/or guardians about this virtual HBCU College Festival.  This festival is not just for high school seniors.  All high school students who are considering/planning to attend an HBCU college or university should plan to attend.  It is never too soon to prepare for college.  We will have a host of seminars, admissions directors and recruiters, and exhibitors to assist with your preparation.
When: February 20, 2021
Alfred Street Baptist Church is hosting the 19th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Registration

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is holding a free, virtual Women in STEM workshop December 7th thru the 9th from 4 pm to 6 pm each day.  If you are a junior or senior female student who is a US Citizen and you are interested in this workshop, please e-mail Mrs. Hennessy, the Counseling Department Secretary, hennesjl@pwcs.edu

UVA School of Architecture

We are offering a number of Virtual Undergraduate Information Sessions this fall for prospective students where you will be able to join faculty and current students to learn more about the undergraduate programs offered at the UVA School of Architecture. 
UVA School of Architecture Registration

American Pool 

We are hiring individuals 15 years or older to be lifeguards, pool managers, and supervisors. Pools are located all over Virginia and several in your community. We offer all the necessary training and certifications for our employees to succeed. These opportunities are great for high schoolers to have on their resumes.

Continental Pools

Our staffing department is seeking your help this Fall and Spring; we are hiring students at least 15 years old to become pool managers and lifeguards at our facilities. As a guard with Continental, students will become certified lifeguards and are trained and certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED. 
Continental Pools Flyer (PDF)
Recorded Zoom Meeting

The College Board National Recognition Programs

The College Board National Recognition Programs create pathways to college for students from underrepresented communities by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT and are African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural area or small town, may be invited to apply for academic recognition as part of the College Board National Recognition Programs.
The College Board National Recognition Programs Website

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Recruitment Section is happy to talk to individuals who want to learn more about a career in the fire and rescue department.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Website

Heavy Construction Contractors Association

Workforce Development has been a key initiative for HCCA as our companies continually seek unskilled(entry-level) and skilled workers to build VDOT and privately-funded projects.   If an individual is willing to get their hands dirty, now is a great time to step into a rewarding career path in heavy construction. HCCA member firms are hiring entry-level and skilled positions. I am collecting job listings from our companies and compiling them on our website to be used as a resource for job seekers to see the multitude of companies hiring now. HCCA teamed up with several trade associations to work with Governor Northam’s office on declaring Construction an essential service during the pandemic. Our companies’ crews have increased their safety measures and altered their work practices to accommodate CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in order to continue moving Virginia’s infrastructure forward.
Heavy Construction Contractors Association Website

High Sierra Pools

High Sierra Pools will be hosting virtual job fairs and online interviews for Summer 2021 once a week starting November 16th.  During a quick 20-minute online webinar your students can find out about summer lifeguarding jobs, certification, referral bonuses and more!  Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions after the presentation.  If you are interested, we can share a link with you every week and you can forward it to your students.

Micron Virtual Job Shadow

Micron will offer monthly virtual job shadow experiences for 9th – 12th grade students. Students will spend three hours learning about the semiconductor industry, interacting with employees in certain careers and finding out what it takes to pursue that career! Each month there will be different Job shadow careers to choose from. When you sign up you will receive additional information to attend the event, including your virtual link.
For additional information contact Micron K-12 Programs.
Micron Virtual Job Shadow Events Website

Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship

The Washington, D.C. Joint Plumbing Apprenticeship Committee is dedicated to training apprentice plumbers and pipefitters, on behalf of the United Association of Plumbers Local 5 & Contractor Association.  The five-year program, provided to qualified applicants, combines intensive technical classroom instruction at the school’s state-of-the-art facility with on-the-job training.  There is no shortage of candidates for the Apprentice Program. Each year a limited number of applicants are accepted. This ensures those applicants have a good opportunity to remain employed throughout their Apprenticeship and that all Apprentices receive consistent quality of training throughout their career.
Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Website

PWCS Nursing Program

Mrs. Dean, the director of the PWCS Nursing Program, will be joining us via zoom to talk to interested students about the 12th grade and Adult Nursing Program at Osbourn Park High School on Monday, January 11th at 9:00. All grades are welcome to attend the zoom meeting.
Time: Jan 11, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
PWCS Nursing Program Zoom Meeting Link

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is an energizing 8-day program for motivated high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who love to write.  For over 25 years, the Reynolds Workshop has brought together young writers who are passionate about writing and eager to connect to a close-knit community of writing friends.  The workshop is held each June on the beautiful campus of Denison University, a leading liberal arts college, in the village of Granville, Ohio. 
Reynolds Young Writers Workshop Website

Steamfitters Apprenticeship for the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Process Poping & Environmental Systems Trades

 Steamfitters Internship App.pdf

Trades and Apprenticeship Career Paths

Join us to hear from specialized career representatives from Lockheed Martin, JATC Electrical Apprenticeship, Associated Builders & Contractors, and LFCC Workforce Solution Trade Programs (Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Heavy Equipment Operator). 
Trades and Apprenticeship Career Paths Recording Link

Tri-Ed Tutoring Webinar

PSAT Score Day is December 8. Tri-Ed Tutoring is hosting a free webinar, "Understanding PSAT Scores and Next Steps" on Monday, Dec 14 at 1:30pm to address the most common questions parents and students have: Is this a good PSAT score? When should I take the SAT? How can I use my PSAT score report to help determine how to prepare for the SAT?

The webinar is free but please register here. Even if you can't make the webinar live, you can receive a recording after the webinar.

Mometrix Test Preparation - SAT Practice Test

Mometrix Test Preparation Website

SteamFitters UA Local 602

The Apprenticeship program is a five-year training program.  Apprentices are assigned to a union contractor and work on assigned work sites, generally forty hours per week, depending on the job conditions and the economy.
SteamFitters UA Local 602 Website

T.B.I. Lawn Care

We are currently offering entry-level career opportunities in our turf care division.  The training will include applications of various materials to develop turfgrass to its highest potential.
Contact us today at (703) 455-5296 or info@turfbuilders.com

Tri-Ed Tutoring

Tri-Ed Tutoring is a family-owned business that provides private in-home and online tutoring services for all subjects and grade levels, including SAT and ACT prep. We currently have tutors available in most Northern Virginia and DC metro areas.
Tri-Ed Tutoring Website

Ua Local 5 JATC

The Plumber’s Local #5 Apprenticeship School is dedicated to training apprentice plumbers and pipefitters, on behalf of the United Association of Plumbers Local 5 & Contractor Association.  The five-year program, provided to qualified applicants, combines intensive technical classroom instruction at the school’s state-of-the-art facility with on-the-job training.
Ua Local 5 JATC Website

US Naval Academy

The preliminary application for admission to the Class of 2025 through our Admissions website at https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/.  We do conduct a rolling admissions process, and therefore, completing your application early is highly encouraged. Please know, however, your preliminary application must be submitted by December 31, 2020. 

Although we have reduced or postponed our external outreach efforts due to current public health concerns associated with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), please know that our Office of Admissions remains fully operational.  We have posted a Naval Academy Admissions Brief on YouTube for students, parents, and educators to familiarize themselves with our admissions process.  All of our counselors are available to conduct virtual visits and attend virtual college fairs as requested. 

Vint Hill Educational Services

Vint Hill Educational Services offers mock tests for the ACT and SAT. These are taken in a group setting to simulate the testing environment. For the ACT and SAT, we will review the scores to see which test the student is scoring higher on. Since all colleges and universities accept both tests, it's beneficial to know if your child is scoring higher on the ACT or SAT.  Check out our ACT versus SAT comparison chart for test differences.
 Vint Hill Educational Services Website

Virginia Commonwealth University

While we are currently unable to host students on campus, we offer multiple opportunities for students to connect with the Office of Admissions. Throughout each week, we offer live virtual information sessions and question & answer chat sessions. Students should register online to participate. We also offer a virtual campus tour that students and their families may access online from the comfort of their home.  The Office of Admissions is still able to be reached by phone between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, at (804)828-1222, and via email at ugrad@vcu.edu.
Live virtual information sessions and question & answer chat sessions registration

Virtual Campus Tour

Virginia Space Grant 

NASA Sponsored STEM Programs - Full Website
Virginia Space Grant Website

Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps

DCR's Virginia State Park Youth Conservation Corps Program was honored with the United States Department of the Interior's Outstanding State Volunteer program award in 2010. The Take Pride in America award cited the YCC's "... outstanding commitment to the stewardship of America's public lands and natural and cultural resources."  Overview: The mission of DCR’s Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is to engage young people in a structured program of important conservation and park projects on public lands while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility and respect for the environment.
Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps Website

VT Corp of Cadets

Spend the night program.
VT Corp of Cadets Website