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)

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.

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  

The month of May is Foster Care Awareness Month as we want to encourage students who are in foster care to pursue their dreams of post-secondary success! We have partnered with Project LIFE (statewide program for foster youth ages 14-22) to provide career planning and college prep support to any foster care youth in the state! If you are in contact with foster youth who would be interested in getting help in planning for life after high school, please send them our link to schedule an appointment: https://calendly.com/tcprichmond! We’d love to help!

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

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)

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

CroppMetcalfe Academy

The company will be hiring for an upcoming training class, pay will be $14.00 an hour for five weeks, they will be with a mentor for two weeks and will be paid $16.00 an hour upon completion. Have them log into website (Croppmetcalfe.com), fill out application, download resume and then contact Wade Dyer. There’s 26 days until training starts and 4 technicians are needed. All I need are graduating students that’s willing to learn, able to pass the mechanical aptitude test, have a clean driving record, can pass a background check and substance testing.

Wade Dyer
CroppMetcalfe AcademyPlumbing Instructor
Cell:  (240) 882-3791
CroppMetcalfe Academy Website Link

DC College Counseling

Are you a high school student trying to find a DC high school internship during Summer 2021? Or are you an employer hoping to hire a high school intern? You're in the right place! Check out our database of DC high school internship opportunities for students in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or DC.
DC College Counseling 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)

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)

George Mason University Conflict Resolution Youth Summit

The Conflict Resolution Youth Summit explores some of today's toughest problems through the lens of peace and conflict resolution. It spans four evenings on the George Mason University Campus. Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are invited to connect with other students from varied backgrounds with common interests and goals.
George Mason University Conflict Resolution Youth Summit Website Link

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

HS Navigator Young Scholars Program

The HS Navigator Young Scholars Program strives to engage academically talented students with a strong desire to pursue careers in Computer Science and related areas. The program incorporates a lecture series, research exposure experiences, and networking opportunities. Participants will work on live projects on a variety of latest Information Technology field areas. It is a remote 8-Weekend online program where every weekend will consist of 2-4 hrs. webinar and labs on scheduled topics. Each student will create an online blog for progress on the provided labs.
HS Navigator Young Scholars Program Flyer (PDF)
Deadline: June 25, 2021

High Sierra Pools

High Sierra Pools is hiring lifeguards for summer 2021!
High Sierra Pools Flyer (JPG)

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

Kaiser Permanente Supporting healthy futures

Kaiser Permanente wants to prepare students for college and career readiness by providing educational opportunities, career exploration, and social/emotional support that can help them do well in school and pursue careers in health care. If you’re in high school or college-bound and considering a profession in the health care industry, Kaiser Permanente is offering six professional development webinars throughout the school year. These webinars, which include a session on practicing healthy habits for well-being, are designed to inspire, inform, and support students across the Mid-Atlantic region.
KP Professional and Personal Development Webinars Flyer (PDF)

Lockheed Martin Post-HS Apprenticeship:


Mercy College Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy at Mercy College is geared towards students who have a passion for business and demonstrated leadership and public speaking skills.  The weeklong program is held at our Westchester campus on the Hudson River and students visit our Manhattan campus near Times Square. Students learn leadership lessons from leaders at top global companies, match a personality assessment to potential careers, and participate in team-building activities.  In addition, students visit Fortune 500 companies. Past visits have included Microsoft/LinkedIn, Disney/ESPN, PWC, and MTV, among others.  There is no charge for tuition and students stay in the dorm for free.  Students simply need to provide their own transportation to and from campus, as well as a check in the amount of $300 for food.  

·         Current juniors (rising seniors) with a passion for business
·         Cumulative, weighted, GPA above 90 (3.5 on 4.0 scale)
·         Demonstrated leadership activities and strong public speaking skills
Mercy College Leadership Academy Website

MysecureKid Apprenticeship Opportunity

This is a great opportunity for students who want to acquire some credentials including those who plan to attend a 2- or 4-year institution. This opportunity is geared toward students interested in a career in IT and/or Cyber Security. See below Mysecurekid’s mission:

“Mysecurekid is a global movement created to educate, inspire and promote online safety awareness for parents, educators and children while building a talent pipeline designed to connect youth in underserved communities with meaningful IT career opportunities. [Their] goal is to create a safe environment for children online, and fight against cyberbullying, human trafficking and adolescent suicide.”

This fall MysecureKid will be launching a Youth Cybersecurity and IT Apprenticeship Program for junior and seniors in high school ages 16-17 years old. Students 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. MysecureKid will host an online orientation on Sept13th. Hybrid courses will be available online or in-person.
MysecureKid Apprenticeship Opportunity Flyer
MysecureKid Apprenticeship Opportunity Website Link

Millennium Pool Management

Available positions on Indeed:


Link to their website to apply:


Students can also call our office at (703) 880-8448 with questions.
Millennium Career Flyer (PDF)


After a difficult school year, motivating your student for summer learning may be challenge.  Novastar Prep has a great solution: Customized classes for your student and his or her friends or classmates!

• Fun, interactive learning over zoom
• Designed to fill in the gaps from the current school year and/or give students the edge for classes theyare starting in the fall.
Novastar Flyer (PDF) 

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

Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has started hiring for all of its aquatic locations.  $11.67 per hour and FREE TRAINING. Fill out the link below and participate in a swim test and interview on the spot!
Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Website

Prince William County School Summer Temporary Employment Opportunities

Office of Facilities Services
Independent Hill Complex
4800 Joplin Road
Manassas, Virginia 20112

* Landscaping/Mowing

* Roofing Repair (must be at least 18 years old)

* Structures & Grounds (Brick, Block, Concrete & Asphalt work)

* Carpentry (Relocating & Restoring Trailers)

* HVAC (Changing Filters, Organizing Mechanical Rooms)

* Kitchen (Cleaning Ice Makers)

* Custodial (Gym Floor Cleaning)

Pay Rates: Starting at $10.50 per hour 
Hours: 6 am—2pm OR 7 am—3pm
Probable Length: 3-6 Months (Summer Months)

 Visit www.pwcs.edu to apply online
OR CONTACT Elizabeth at 703.675.6554 (text) /  blanckme@pwcs.edu
Summer Temp Flyer 2021 (pdf)
Prince William County School Summer Temporary Employment Opportunities Website

Sparks Group

Sparks Group has partnered with a fast-growing energetic tech company who is seeking 220+ Customer Service Representatives for Direct Hire opportunities in McLean, VA.  If you are interested in working for a fast paced, employee centric, up and coming organization this is the ideal role for you!

$18.00 - $21.25 an hour with option to work overtime! Various Shifts available!

As an additional incentive, they are offering a sign on bonus and you will be paid $25.00 per hour until September 13th. After September 13th your rate will be $18.00 - $21.50 per hour.  You will be responsible for assisting in providing excellent service and support to their customers. 3-4 weeks of paid training is provided to ensure success in your role.

Excellent benefits include: Unlimited vacation to high end performers, stock options, parental leave, 401K, Life Insurance, LTD, STD and 75% coverage for Medical, Dental and Vision plans.  

Please send your resume to https://jobs.sparksgroupinc.com/jobs/224915 or call our office directly at 703-763-4653 today!
Sparks Group Hiring Flyer (PDF)

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

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

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

The University of Virginia - The Circle Project

The Center for Diversity in Engineering, partnering with engineering faculty members Keivan Esfarjani and Hui Ma, has initiated The Circle Project, a virtually-hosted summer project, in an effort to support engineering students' professional development. The overall goals of the program are to offer a platform to engage our engineering students with the community and create a pathway of discovery for 1st-12th grade students by introducing them to math, science and engineering concepts.
The University of Virginia - The Circle Project Flyer (PDF)
The University of Virginia - The Circle Project 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 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

Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority: Civil Engineering

Careers: https://www.mwaa.com/about/careers