Special Programs and Career Opportunities

Graduation Success and Beyond Newsletter

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Advancing Latinos into Leadership Mentorship Program (ALLMP)

Advancing Latinas into Leadership Mentoring Program (ALLMP) is a non-profit designed to help young high school Latinas with leadership, college preparedness, community service, and professional development.

ALL mentors are professional Latinas who work for the government, private sector, or non-profit who want to make a difference in a young Latina's life. Our mission is to empower the next generation of Latinas and prepare them for their lives after high school by providing them the tools and resources they need to succeed. 
Email advancinglatinasintoleadership@gmail.com for more information.
Advancing Latinos into Leadership Mentorship Program Brochure (pdf)

Andersen Windows & Doors

Andersen Windows & Doors, the largest manufacturer of windows in the country, is hiring full time Production Associates to work in our Luray, VA plant. Our positions are a minimum of 40 hours a week, $15-$16/hour plus shift differentials when working 2nd or 3rd shift and pay increases every 6 months, as well as PTO, benefits, Profit sharing, retention and referral bonuses and more!

It would be a great opportunity for newly graduated students who are wanting to get their foot in the door at a company that has been around for almost 120 years. To learn more about our Production Associate role, please click here! For more information on Andersen Windows & Doors, and why we are a great place to work, check out this video!

The College Place

During the month of May, The College Place will feature events that focus on workforce development programs. We believe that all students should pursue some form of post-secondary education—job training included! We would like to take advantage of our platform by connecting students and parents to workforce development opportunities! We also created a resource guide for helping students who are interested in CTE programs! Click here for it! Check out this week’s schedule below for our Workforce Development series:

All workshops will be hosted at this link: https://ecmc.zoom.us/j/95642079685  

Opportunities
The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) has announced an Emergency Broadband Benefit for eligible families beginning May 12, 2021. The program will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service, a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. For more information, check out the link: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

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

Edu-Futuro Spring Programs

At Edu-Futuro, we empower youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership development, and parent engagement. Our intergenerational model prepares upper elementary, middle, and high school youth for college and career success before they graduate and furthermore, while students are attending college and are ready to join the workforce. All of this is achieved through our Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Pipeline. Last year alone, our leaders in ELP II were able to take home $5.5 million dollars in scholarships. We want to make this happen for the students at Brentsville District High School.
 
Edu-Futuro Spring 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

FBI Future Agents in Training

Future Agents in Training is a program hosted by the FBI Washington Field Office that invites high school students to receive state of the art criminal investigative training.  This program works to educate and inform students about the mission of the FBI including criminal, cyber threats, terrorism, and administrative functions.  Students learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, and a variety of professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witness, and solving cases.
FBI Future Agents in Training Website
FAIT 2021 Flyer (JPG)

Fosters Grille - Bristow
Foster's Flyer pdf

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center is currently hiring in our aquatics department for lifeguards and swimming instructors. Generally, these positions are filled by high school and college students due to the flexibility of scheduling.
Lifeguard and WSI Hiring Flyer (PDF)

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

Indel Power Group has created a Technician Apprenticeship Program 

Our team at Indel Power Group has created a Technician Apprenticeship Program designed as a career opportunity for graduating high school students.  Through our Technician Apprenticeship Program, apprentices will work alongside trained service technicians to learn new skills and grow in the diesel technology trade. We are not looking for experience, but rather the necessary attributes to learn and succeed. This accelerated program offers hands-on experience, with competitive pay, in place of attending a two-year technical program after graduation.
2020 Technician Apprentice Program - Brochure.pdf

The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s Skilled Trades Apprentice Program

Your Journey Begins With Us!  Develop your passion into a career with The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s Skilled Trades Apprentice Program. Build a lucrative career while working in the Mid-Atlantic’s busiest airports at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport.  As a Structural Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice in the Airport Authority’s Apprentice Employment Program, you will have the opportunity to gain the experience and training that can lead to becoming a Structural Maintenance Mechanic.

Serves in the Engineering and Maintenance Department at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).  Participates in a state-approved Airports Authority Trades Apprentice Employment Program to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to become a Structural Maintenance Mechanic.  Performs progressively complex and responsible structural maintenance work in carpentry, roofing, masonry, etc., as knowledge, skills and abilities in the trade increase.  Training received is both on-the-job and in a classroom.  Performs related functions.

The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s Skilled Trades Apprentice Program Website

MySecureKid Apprenticeship Program

MysecureKid will be launching a Youth Cybersecurity and IT Apprenticeship Program for juniors and seniors in high school ages 16-17 years old.   Interested participants and their parents will have to complete an online application, submit a resume with a cover letter, two references and take a skills assessment test by August 30th

The first cohort will start on Sept 20th, 2021. For more information, please visit the website at MySecureKid Apprenticeship Program Website  or email info@mysecurekid.org

Northern Virginia Transportation Career Fair

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) participates in the Federal Highway Administration initiative to promote the transportation industry and the careers it offers to America’s youth.

Each year, VDOT contributes to the education and recruitment of the transportation industry’s future workforce by holding a career fair.

The purpose of the career fair is to showcase the benefits of careers in transportation and inspire students to consider transportation-related fields while they make their future career goals and plans.

Engineering firms, organizations, agencies and contractors from all across Virginia participate in this event.

Additionally, colleges such as Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Northern Virginia Community College and Lord Fairfax Community College will be available to talk about their engineering and transportation-related programs.

The career fair is an exciting and informative day for students to discover a variety of careers related to transportation. There are numerous hands-on opportunities for students, including trying out equipment, learning how to build a bridge and watching a demonstration on how concrete is made. It also serves as an exciting and rewarding event for exhibitors to enlighten students and spark their interest in the transportation industry.

When: Thursday, October 7, 2021
REGISTER ONLINE : VDOT Career Fair Registration Link


NOVA SySTEMic Resources: Virtual Career Resources

NOVA SySTEMic Resources: Virtual Career Resources 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

Steamfitters Apprenticeship for the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Process Poping & Environmental Systems Trades
Steamfitters Internship App.pdf

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

Student Leadership Council
Student Leadership Council Announcement Flyer PDF


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

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

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 Department of Labor and Industry Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor Job Listing

REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP SPONSOR: Home Service Doctors
NAME OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP CONSULTANT (if known): Crystal Thrower
ADDRESS OF SPONSOR: 10560 Main St Fairfax VA 22030
HIRING OFFICIAL CONTACT NAME OR TITLE: Randy Baldwin
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL APPRENTICES: 571-229-5799
OCCUPATION NAME AND/OR KEYWORDS: Plumbing Apprentice

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC)

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides FREE Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities for Virginia students in grades 10th, 11th, and 12th. The programs inspire students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers. Please share the information on the following programs with your students.

The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is an interactive online STEM learning experience for 10th grade students highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility focusing on the current missions at Wallops. Learn more about VSCS at http://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/. Course application OPEN UNTIL October 17, 2021.

The Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is an interactive online STEM learning experience for 11th and 12th-grade students, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center focusing on human spaceflight. Students can earn up to five free dual enrollment college credits. Learn more about VASTS at http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/. The application OPEN UNTIL October 24, 2021.

The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) is an interactive online STEM learning experience for 11th and 12th-grade students, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center focusing on the Earth’s responses to climate changes, weather, and natural hazards. Students can earn up to five free dual enrollment college credits. Learn more about VESSS at http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS. The application OPEN UNTIL October 24, 2021.

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