Melwood’s abilIT IT certification training program prepares people of differing abilities, especially those on the autism spectrum and injured veterans, for jobs in technology and the success rate speaks for itself.
Seventy percent of the program’s graduates are either employed or interning at places like KPMG, GDIT and DARPA or they have gone on to post-secondary education. By pairing innovative, highly technical training with personalized soft skills instruction, abilIT equips participants with the skills they need to build lifelong careers as competitive technology professionals.
Joshua Nelson tried several career options before joining abilIT but it was the skills training and professional development he learned at abilIT that landed him a job at the aerospace and defense corporation GDIT.
“I owe so much to abilIT and highly encourage anyone in a similar life situation to give it a try,” Josh said.
Right now, abilIT is looking for highly motivated candidates to fill its fourth cohort. Applicants must have a documented disability and a high school diploma or GED or be a veteran living with a service-related challenge. Exceptional applicants who do not meet the education requirement will be considered, upon demonstrating ninth-grade reading, writing and math levels.
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, but the next cohort will start on July 13 and end September 30. Candidates can register for this no-cost opportunity to train for in-demand jobs here!
*New Hybrid Onsite/Remote Structure in Response to COVID-19
To accommodate participants during the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic, abilIT‘s programming has been modified to a hybrid on-site/remote structure where participants will attend classes on-site two days per week and work on assignments remotely three days per week. While on-site, group sizes will be kept small to promote social distancing.
In loving memory of Joseph Robert Kapacziewski, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 41.
In loving memory of James Stuart Edmonds, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 84.
A man was shot in front of a lounge on Columbia Pike early this morning, continuing a string of violent incidents.
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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!http://www.yula-ulti.org
The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.
The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village