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Aim High

If they see it, they can be it.

Aim High connects high school students with NVTC Member companies across the region for firsthand exposure to in-demand jobs.

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Aim High provides high school students real-world experience with tech-related jobs through educational sessions, panel discussions and fireside chats, hands-on workshops, tours of facilities and maker spaces, and more, preparing them for future careers.

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Each Aim High Champion is committed to connecting NextGen talent with in-demand jobs throughout Northern Virginia.

My Tech Pathways

Designed to match students’ skills and interests with the region’s range of tech career opportunities, this interactive tool enlightens them about the path to get there, so they will one day be prepared to solve tomorrow’s complex technology challenges.

Aim High Kickoff Event

The Aim High launch event included remarks from executives at NVTC, NOVA, FCPS, and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, who are all committed to infusing the NextGen talent into our region's workforce. Panelists from the tech industry and high schools shared new pioneering ways to learn about tech careers and available internships in the region.

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Aim High launched on May 25, 2023 at Capital One in McLean, Virginia.

Erwin’s Story

Hear how Erwin, a student at Mount Vernon High School in Fairfax County, obtained an internship at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, a high-profile law firm with an office in Washington, D.C.

Academic Collaboration

Aim High launched in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to help fill the region’s tech skills gap.

The sooner our students have opportunities for work-based learning and industry experiences, the more excited they are about developing their passions and skills. This benefits all of Fairfax County.

As a minority and first generation woman in STEM, who was raised by an immigrant family, I never really had connections growing up. Aim High provides an equal opportunity for students of different backgrounds, cultures, races, talents, disabilities, and ethnicities to succeed in a tech career.

It is important at Deltek to intentionally create roles within the company, create an environment of belonging for all employees, and partner with initiatives like Aim High to find the talent and great people to join our workforce.

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