Year Up is committed to helping young people from low/moderate income levels launch professional careers. Students take NOVA courses on campus for a semester, learning the information technology or cyber security skills and professionalism needed to launch a successful career. The program then matches students to an internship for six months and assists with job placement. Participants earn a stipend throughout the year, 25 to 30 credits and receive holistic support. Within four months of completing the program, 85 percent of graduates are employed full time making a starting average wage of $36,000 or more or are continuing education full time.
Who should you refer?
- Prospective students who are 17-24 years oldor current NOVA students interested in an IT/cyber security career
- Students who have obtained a high school diploma/GED before January 2016
- Students who have taken college courses and have a 2.0 GPA or above
How do students apply?
- Students must submit an interest form online and select the ”National Capital Region, Woodbridge”
- Attend an information session on campus to learn more and start the admissions process. Sessions are at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus in Seefeldt (WC) Building, Room 230A. They take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays, and Thursday evening information sessions are 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through November (alternate times are available as well).
For more information, contact Dwight Carmon at 703.884.1116 or DCarmon@yearup.org or Courtnye Lloyd at 703.878.6135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see more information in the Flyers section of this edition.