Upcoming College & Career Events
Please Note: Advertisement of these opportunities does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.
Ongoing Opportunities and Pre-Recorded Events to View
Women In Technology's flagship program Girls In Technology Mentor-Protégé Program, is designed to engage, educate, and inspire high school girls (Grades 9-12) in the DMV area to the vast array of opportunities available in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Girls In Technology's mentoring program connects High School girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers with professional women in STEM.
The program is free and consists of five virtual sessions, one evening per month, from November-April. Girls in the program learn about STEM education and careers, scholarship opportunities, build leadership skills, and develop skills for success and confidence.
Protégé Applications Now Being Accepted
for the GIT Mentor-Protégé Programs in DC, MD & VA
Protégé Application is live online!
Apply today to be a Protégé in our program: http://bit.ly/GITProtegeApp2020
Pre-recorded to view.
The STEM Careers in Cybersecurity and Veterinary Technology virtual event has already taken place. You you may view the recording here.
Pre-recorded to view.
The STEM Careers in Automotive Technology and Horticulture Technologies event has already taken place. You may view the recording here:
Pre-recorded to view.
The Culinary, Hospitality and Events Careers Panel hosted by NOVA SySTEMic has already taken place. You may the video recording of this event here.
NOVA Live Virtual Information Sessions
Northern Virginia Community College has set up a series of weekly virtual workshops to support students with getting started at NOVA: NOVA Application Sessions, NOVA General Information Sessions, NOVA Major Exploration Sessions, NOVA Snapshot, and Career Exploration & Making the Major Decision. These workshops are open to all students and more information can be found here: https://www.nvcc.edu/first-year-admission/calendar.html
The Washington DC Joint Plumbing Apprentice Committee is now accepting applications for the Apprentice Training Program's 2021-222 term. Applicants must apply online.
Applicants must be 17 years of age by the time of application and have either a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older when placed in employment. Applicants must provide a birth certificate or passport, valid driver's license, high school diploma or GED certificate, transcript of grades in certified sealed school envelope or GED test scores. There is an entrance exam to qualify for the apprenticeship program. There is a $50.00 non-refundable test fee to take the exam. If selected for apprenticeship, final acceptance is contingent upon passing a drug and background screening. For more details about the Plumbing apprenticeship opportunity view the PDF provided by Christopher Biondi, Training Director. For email inquiries and information contact the Apprentice Committee at email@example.com.
Special Programs Coming this Spring and Summer
Fairfax County Police Department's Teen Police Academy & Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement
Week-long summer programs for teens to encourage diversity in law enforcement.
The Police Academy programs were created in recognition of the need for diversity in policing. Although the Fairfax County Police Department is more diverse today than in previous years, the Department continues to seek opportunities to ensure its membership is reflective of the community it serves. There are two goals of the Police Academy programs. The first is to encourage those who attend to consider a career in law enforcement. The second is to educate participants about policing. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Students will participate in hands-on activities. Participants are expected to attend all classes. Students are expected to provide their own transportation and bring a bagged lunch.
* Teen Police Academy (TPA)
July 12-16, 2021
Applications due: June 7, 2021
The program is offered free of charge and is open to all Fairfax County high school students enrolled in criminal justice classes and entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year. 2021 high school graduates with CJ classes may also apply. Class size is limited to 25 students. Participants will learn about: · Patrol · Crime Scene Investigation · Traffic Stops · SWAT · Trends in Law Enforcement, and more. Flyer found here. Application found here.
* Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (FWLLE)
August 9 – 13, 2021
Applications due: June 30, 2021
The program is offered free of charge and is open to all high school girls in Northern Virginia who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year. Participants will learn about: Patrol · Crime Scene Investigation · Women in Law Enforcement · Recruiting Process · Leadership Skills. Flyer found here. Application found here.
For more details for each opportunity, please see the web links posted for each above.
FCPS CTE Summer Academy
Time: 8:30 am – 2 pm
Eligibility: Current 7-11 graders
Dates: Week 1 (July 12-16), Week 2 (July 19-23), Week 3 (July 26-30)
Students choose four classes each week to build a specialized summer program. Some examples of classes offered: Crime Scene Investigation, Animal Care, Nursing Essentials, Sports Marketing and much more!! For complete details, see: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-CTE-summer-academy
For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance: College Tab, Research Colleges, Enrichment Programs