Year Up National Capital Region (NCR) is a one-year, intensive training program that provides under-served young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. We opened our doors in February of 2006 serving 2,400 students to date. Over 33,000 young adults in the National Capital Region area do not have access to livable wage careers or higher education, and our students and graduates have proven that these young adults are capable of adding immediate value to local companies. We are working hard to close the Opportunity Divide in this community.

Arlington Campus

Year Up National Capital Region launched their first campus in February 2006. Students at this location receive coaching and skill development in the following track specialties: Frontline Sales/Customer Support or Software Development/Quality Assurance.

Woodbridge Campus

Year Up National Capital Region launched a Professional Training Corps (PTC) in August 2015 on the Woodbridge campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). As college students, our young adults have access to the library, tutoring resources, and other services offered by the college, in addition to the services offered by Year Up. As students work toward completing a degree at NOVA Woodbridge, Year Up PTC provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career. The track specialties at this campus are Cyber Security, Business Fundamentals, Helpdesk/Desktop Support.

Manassas Campus

Year Up National Capital Region launched their fourth campus in January 2020 in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Students at this location receive coaching and skill development in the Helpdesk/Desktop Support specialty. As students work toward a degree at NOVA, they will also develop the work experience and network they need to launch meaningful careers.

Alexandria Campus

Year Up National Capital Region launched their third campus in January 2019 on the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College. While taking classes at NOVA, students will be provided with work experiences that prepare them to launch meaningful careers. The track specialties offered in Alexandria are Project Management Support and Helpdesk/Desktop support.

Note: Current students in our January 2021 graduating class will be the last cohort hosted at our Northern Virginia Community College campus in Alexandria. We will continue to serve the National Capital Region from our from our Arlington, VA campus and our NOVA campuses in Woodbridge and Manassas.

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Submit a STUDENT INTEREST FORM to let us know that you’re interested in Year Up. You can then expect an email invitation to an upcoming Info Session. Reply to that email to reserve your spot. At the Info Session you’ll learn more about our program, begin an application, and have an...

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