2018 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs
You are invited to participate in the 2018 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs and Resume Building Workshops. First jobs are important and these events help connect teens and employers face to face and prepare our youth for the workforce.
These fairs will focus on student job seekers (approximately ages 16 to 18) looking for full time employment, after-school employment, seasonal positions, internship opportunities, or volunteer experiences. It is open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment or wanting tips to build their resume.
During our four job fairs last year, over 2000 Fairfax County teenagers and 100+ employers attended all events combined. These job fairs provided hundreds of teenagers the opportunity to get in front of employers and for employers and volunteer organizations to find talented, driven Fairfax County students to fill their positions.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Supervisor Pat Herrity, Connection Newspapers, and Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools
Saturday, March 10th
1pm to 3pm
Woodson High School (Fairfax)
Co-sponsored by Supervisor Linda Smyth, Supervisor John Cook, Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and Woodson High School
Saturday, March 17th
1 pm to 3 pm
South County High School (Lorton)
Co-sponsored by Supervisor Dan Storck, South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, South County Federation, and South County High School
Saturday, April 7th
11 am to 1 pm
Chantilly High School
Co-sponsored by Supervisor Kathy Smith, Chantilly HS STEM Academy, and Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, April 14th
11 am to 1 pm
Mount Vernon High School
Co-sponsored by Supervisor Dan Storck, Supervisor Jeff McKay, Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce, and Mount Vernon High School
Saturday, April 21st
11 am to 1 pm
South Lakes High School (Reston)
Co-sponsored by Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and Reston Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, April 28th
12 noon to 2 pm
West Springfield High School
Co-sponsored by West Springfield HS Student Government Association and Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Adult and Community Education (ACE)
ACE classes emphasize career and work readiness along with premier adult ESOL programs. You will find a wide range of training opportunities in apprenticeship, business, information technology, health and medical, and trade and industrial programs. ACE also offer enrichment programs for K-adult including culinary arts, driver education, and world languages. ACE strive to provide our students with enriching programs that are high quality, affordable, and meet their educational goals. ACE supports the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate and the Strategic Plan--Ignite--incorporating best practices in teaching and learning. For more info, click here.
Americorps has launched a creative new stream of service, called AmeriCorps Affiliate.
Distinct from other AmeriCorps programs, AmeriCorps Affiliate engages youth as young as 14 years of age in national service and includes a new 100-hour service term. The program allows organizations to leverage funding from outside sources to address critically unmet community needs across the country. AmeriCorps Affiliate participants who complete their term of service receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, to help pay for college and other education expenses.
After launching the pilot in 2016, we are now expanding the program and considering additional requests to designate positions as National Service positions. we have identified the following opportunities for growth:
- Scale existing summer and service learning programs;
- Work with corporations interested in developing models related to their workforce;
- Engage higher education institutions that can utilize work study awards; or
- Partner with health care institutions who can utilize their charity care dollars.
Learn more about AmeriCorps Affiliate here.
Mason Game & Technology Academy
One of the fastest growing and most transformational community programs in the region today, the Mason Game & Technology Academy (MGTA) integrates all of the STEM core competencies in a challenging, fun, and engaging way. This program combines both the sciences and the arts, with creative & critical thinking and problem solving skills.
MGTA is the Community Outreach Youth Program for the University’s Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI) and the Mason Computer Game Design Program. Courses are developed and taught by Mason faculty, who are assisted by advanced Game Design and Computer Science university students – many of whom have start up companies of their own at VSGI, serving as mentors to the next wave of tech entrepreneurs.
For the most up to date information, click here.