Career and Apprenticeship Fair




    Date - TBD





    The LCPS Career & Apprenticeship Fair is open to all students in grades 8 - 12


    Presented by:  ManTech




  • About

    The LCPS Career & Apprenticeship Fair is for students in grades 8 - 12 to explore and learn about career and apprenticeship opportunities available in all 16 career clusters, therefore assisting in making informed decisions when choosing classes at both the high school and even college level. Students will also have the chance to connect with individuals who may offer opportunities such as internships, mentorship, summer employment, and more. While this is not a hiring event, students may wish to reach out to business and apprenticeship representatives at a later time.
    Questions may be directed to Theresa Kurzeja at Theresa.Kurzeja@lcps.org or 571-252-1226.  

  • Our Sponsors

    Title Sponsor
    Gold Level Sponsors 
                      ALPA                                                 AWS                               Baker DC  
                          HLS                                           IBEW Local 26                       Shapiro and Duncan
     Shuttle Sponsors
                                                                             VA Rides                                 VRT

  • Participating Apprenticeships, Businesses, and Organizations

    Businesses will continue to be added until all available slots have been taken.
                                                      Check back often! 
     Name Career/Registered Apprenticeship Career Cluster Opportunity
                    ManTech           Career   
      Information Technology,
    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics 
               Apprenticeship        Program              
     ALPA, Air Line Pilots Association, International Career
     Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Summer Employment
     AWS Career   
     Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Internship Program, HS grad
     Baker DC Registered Apprenticeship
     Architecture and Construction
     Internship, Cooperative Education
     Heritage Landscape Services, LLC Career
     Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Architecture & Construction
     Internship, Mentorship
     Registered Apprenticeship
    Architecture & Construction
     Apprenticeship, Summer Employment 
     Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. Registered Apprenticeship
    Architecture & Construction
    Apprenticeship, Summer Employment 
     Adobe Career
    Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     A Farm Less Ordinary   Career
    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Education & Training
     Apprenticeship Program     
     American Pool Career
    Health Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Services
     Summer Employment
     Architecture, Incorporated Career
    Architecture & Construction 
     Job for a Day Participant
    Ashby PondsCareer  Health Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism Internship, Clinical Experience
     Beckstrom Electric Registered Apprenticeship 
    Architecture & Construction, Education & Training 
     Internship, Apprenticeship Program
     Blue Cloak, LLC Career
    Education & Training, Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Mentorship, Internship
     Brown's Sterling Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Career
    Manufacturing, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
     Employment Opportunity, at least 18 years of age
     Building Envelope Consulting, LLC Career
    Architecture & Construction
     Build Your Future/Associated Builders and Contractors (BYF/ABC), Virginia Chapter Registered ApprenticeshipArchitecture & Construction Job Shadowing, Apprenticeship
     C3 Cyber Club CareerEducation & Training Employment Opportunities
     Central Intelligence AgencyCareer Business Management & Administration, Finance, Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Internship, Cooperative Education 
     Cigna Career
    Business Management & Administration, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing
     Clerk of the Circuit Court Career
    Business Management & Administration, Hospitality & Tourism, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
     Copy General Career
    Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
     Summer Employment
     Don Beyer Volvo Dulles Career
    Education & Training, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
     Job Shadowing, Mentorship, Internship, Summer Employment
     Drama Kids of Loudoun Career
    Arts, A/V Technology & Communications, Education & Training, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Employment Opportunities
     Eat The Frog Fitness CareerHealth Sciences Job Shadowing, Internship, Employment Opportunities
     Ennis Electric Co, Inc. Registered Apprenticeship
    Architecture & Construction
     Summer Employment
     Environmental Enhancements Registered Apprenticeship
    Architecture & Construction
     Internship, Apprenticeship
     EXPLUS, INC. Career
    Architecture & Construction, Arts, A/V Technology & Communications, Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Ford's Fish Shack CareerHospitality & Tourism Mentorship, Internship, Employment Opportunities
     Fuel & Tire Saver  Career Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering & MathematicsJob Shadowing, Internship, Mentorship, Service Learning
     General Dynamics Information Technology Career
    Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
     Employment Opportunities, HS grad
     George C. Marshall International Center Career
    Hospitality & Tourism
     Job Shadowing, Mentorship, Internship
     Glass Door Salon CareerHuman Services
    Registered Apprenticeship, Associate Program, Employment Opportunities
     Google Career
    Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
    Greenway Engineering    Career
    Architecture & Construction, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
    Job Shadowing, Mentorship, Internship
     Heavy Construction Contractors AssociationApprenticeship/   Career  Architecture & Construction 
     High Sierra Pools Career
    Hospitality & Tourism, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
     Summer Employment
     HIS Sign, LLC Career
    Education & Training
     Holder ConstructionCareer Architecture & Construction Internship, CoOp Education, Summer Employment 
    IEC Chesapeake Registered Apprenticeship  Architecture & ConstructionApprenticeship 
     iHeartMedia / Hot 99.5 Career
    Arts, A/V Technology, Communications, Marketing
     Summer Employment
     IT Cadre Career
    Information Technology
     Job Shadowing
     Life Safety Solutions Integrations, a Convergint Technologies CompanyCareer  Arts, A/V Technology & Communications, Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering & MathematicsJob Shadowing 
     Loudoun Clear Marketing CareerMarketing
    Internship, Summer Employment
     Loudoun County Animal Services Career
    Government & Public Administration, Human Services, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
     Job Shadowing
     Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Career
    Information Technology, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security 
     Loudoun County Government Career
    Architecture & Construction, Business Management & Administration, Finance, Government & Public Administration, Human Services, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
     Mentorship, Internship, Clinical Experience
     CareerHuman Services Job Search Resource
     Loudoun County Public Schools CareerEducation & Training
    Job Shadowing, Mentorship, Internship, Clinical Experience
     Loudoun County Public Schools Dept of Digital Innovation Career
    Arts, A/V Technology & Communications, Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Internship, Summer Employment
     M.C. Dean, Inc. Registered Apprenticeship
    Architecture & Construction, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Apprenticeship, Internship
     MALIUNA Registered Apprenticeship
    Architecture & Construction
     Metropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityCareer  Transportation, Distribution & LogisticsInternship, Registered Apprenticeship, Summer Employment 
     Microsoft Career
    Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Job Shadowing, Mentorship, Service Learning, Internship
     Millwright Local 219 Registered ApprenticeshipArchitecture & Construction  Apprenticeship
     Modern Mechanical Registered Apprenticeship
    Architecture & Construction, Education & Training
     Apprenticeship, Job Shadowing
     Moon River Nursing Career
    Health Sciences
     Moore Cadillac CareerArts, A/V Technology & Communications
    Job Shadowing, Mentorship, Service Learning
     Naviance Career
    Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Job Shadowing
     NBC4 Career
    Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
     Panco Management Career
    Business Management & Administration, Hospitality & Tourism
     Internship, at least 18 years of age
     Perspecta Career
    Information Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Piedmont Environmental Council Career
    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
     Internship, Volunteer Opportunities
     Raytheon Career
    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Job for a Day Participant
     Roots 657Registered Apprenticeship  Hospitality & Tourism Internship, Apprenticeship
     Rosendin Electric Registered ApprenticeshipArchitecture & Construction
    Apprenticeship, Job Shadowing, Service Learning
     Salamander Resort & Spa CareerHospitality & Tourism
    Job Shadowing, Summer Employment
     Shirley Contracting Career
    Architecture & Construction
     Job Shadowing, Internship
     SPEC Program - Internal Revenue Service Career
    Finance, Government & Public Administration
    Apprenticeship, Internship
     The Arc of Loudoun Career
    Business Management & Administration, Education & Training, Health Sciences, Human Services, Marketing
     Job Shadowing, Mentorship, Internship, Service Learning
     The Fitness Equation Career
    Business Management & Administration, Health Sciences, Human Services, Marketing
     Internship, Summer Employment
     The National Conference Center CareerHospitality & Tourism
    Job Shadowing, Summer Employment
     The New Ag School Career
    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Education & Training, Hospitality & Tourism
     Job Shadowing, Mentorship, Internship
     The Tustin GroupRegistered ApprenticeshipArchitecture & Construction  Job Shadowing, Mentorship, Internship, Apprenticeship
    Tint World  Career Manufacturing, Transportation, Distribution & LogisticsJob Shadowing, Internship, Part-Time Employment 
     Top Level Engineering, LLC Career
    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Career
    Education & Training, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
     Mentorship, Internship
     Registered ApprenticeshipEducation & Training Registered Apprenticeship Resources
     Virginia Paving CompanyCareer Architecture & Construction  
     CareerTransportation, Distribution & Logistics 
     William A. Hazel, Inc. CareerArchitecture & Construction  
     Career All 
     Career All 
     Career All 
     Career All 
     Career      All     
     Career All 

  • Resume Review

    Students will have the opportunity to bring their resumes to be reviewed by business professionals who have years of experience in their industries.
    How does it work? 
    • Reviewers will be located on the main level of the Academies in an informal setting
    • Students will line up then proceed to where the next available Reviewer is seated
    • Resumes should be complete; however, if you have little to no work experience, that's okay! Highlight your achievements, goals, volunteering, etc. 
    • Resumes can be job, college, scholarship, or internship focused
    • Reviewers will provide feedback and suggestions on how to best market yourself on paper, resume structure, and what should and should not be listed on your resume
    • Students should expect reviews to last approximately 10 minutes

    Meet the Reviewers
     Jim dePrado, President, Capital Strategies, LLC
       Mr. dePrado is an accomplished Project Management Professional with over 25 years of experience leading federal and private sectors. Mr. dePrado is a veteran of the Air Force and holds a Masters and Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. dePrado is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM).
     Mark Fedak, Senior Program Manager, Raytheon
       As a Cyber Security Strategist, Mr. Fedak has provided solutions for customers with the highest security requirements for over 30 years. Currently serving Raytheon as a Senior Program Manager providing innovative cyber defense solutions for Raytheon customers.
       Prior roles include: Program Manager for a real-time 24x7 cyber defense services team, leadership of Cyber Independent Research and Development (IRAD) projects, creation of Cyber Communities of Practice, and developing and leading horizontal cyber capability within organizations.
       In addition to both technical and managerial experience, Mr. Fedak has been heavily involved in industry associations, chairing professional forums and conferences with the National Defense Industrial Association for over 10 years, plus involvement with academic and research organizations leveraging emerging cyber defense technology for application to customer solutions.
       Mr. Fedak has an active interest in STEM education and has coached three seasons of FIRST Lego League, plus served as a Judge at three subsequent tournaments.   
    Peter Kidd, Vice President of Total Rewards, Perspecta, Inc.
       Mr. Kidd is a Total Rewards leader and expert at managing organizations through the strategic planning, design and implementation of complex corporate initiatives. Mr. Kidd currently leads Perspecta's HR Total Reward function with responsibility for designing and implementing compensation and benefit solutions that support Perspecta's 14K employees and $4.3B business. 
    Michael Lo Presti, Founder and CEO, Fuel & Tire Saver Systems 
        Michael Lo Presti has been a Practicing Professional Engineer since 1995. He is CEO of Fuel & Tire Saver Systems Company, a mobile tire inspection and nitrogen inflation service, and Presti & Company, Inc., a full-service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consulting engineering company. 
    Gene Mattingly, Mission Manager, Raytheon Company Raytheon Cyber Solutions Inc. (RCSI)
       Gene Mattingly has worked for a combined 33 years in both the Department of Defense and the Defense Contracting Industry. As a Raytheon Cyber Offense and Defense Expert (CODEX) Mission Manager, he is responsible for the budget, schedule and execution of programs directly supporting the Nation's Defense and Intelligence missions.
    Jeff Morse, School Board Representative, Loudoun County School Board
       Mr. Morse served as a Naval Officer for twenty years. Upon retirement, he became an acquisition and program management expert for Booz Allen. He was a South Riding board member, serving three years as President, then elected three times to the Loudoun School Board, the last three years as Chairman. 
    Tony Stafford, Owner, Ford's Fish Shack
        Tony and Ana opened the first Ford's Fish Shack on September 27, 2010 in Ashburn, VA. As of today, there are three Ford's Fish Shacks and a Food Truck in the Loudoun County area. Prior to Ford's, Mr. Stafford was managing partner at Bonefish Grill, and before then he was executive chef at Artie's in Fairfax County. Mr. Stafford and Ford's Fish Shack have been recognized by The Washington Post, Zagat, and Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the best restaurants in the DC-metro area.
    Astrik Tenney, Program Manager - Grants and Community Relations, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 
       As program manager, Ms. Tenney oversees the development and management of grants and program related investments to other nonprofit organizations that share the foundation's commitment to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. She is a member of the Loudoun School-Business Partnership Executive Council. Ms. Tenney holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Georgetown University. 

  • Interview Tips & Tricks with Amazon Web Services (AWS) 3.26.20

    Thursday, March 26, 2020 
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Interview Tips & Tricks with AWS!
    Now open to Juniors!
    Seniors and Juniors are invited to register for this virtual event. Amazon Web Services is hosting an online event that will provide helpful and useful tips and suggestions for successful interview skills. Students will also learn about AWS's new Work Based Learning Program positions and how to apply, if interested. 
    At the end of the presentation, participants may dial into a variety of virtual breakout rooms to learn about different operations within AWS. 

    This event can accommodate up to 200 senior and junior students. Students should register within 24 hours of the event to receive the link. More information and registration can be found here: https://mockinterviewswithaws.splashthat.com/                                       

  • How Can Students Prepare?

    When attending a career exploration fair, students can best prepare by utilizing Naviance Student through LCPSGo. There are several self inventories, career assessments, and career-focused videos available. The following is recommended:
    8th grade 
    Road Trip Nation - a collection of thousands of 2 - 3 minute videos representing every career cluster. Students can search by interests, themes, or by taking an assessment.  
    Career Cluster Finder - an assessment that provides a list of career clusters and careers based on how the student answers questions about activities, personal qualities, and school subjects. Students can take this assessment multiple times.
    9th - 12th grades 
    Career Cluster Finder and Career Interest Profiler - both assessments provide lists of career clusters and/or careers based on the student's responses to predetermined questions. Students are able to discover education and/or training requirements, average salaries across the nation, and basic career descriptions. Students can take these assessments multiple times.
    Strengths Explorer -  this self inventory is recommended for students in grades 10 and up as it can only be taken once. Gallup Strengths Explorer is a strengths assessment that assesses 10 talent themes for individuals and identifies each student's three strongest emerging talents.

    The best way to engage with a potential future employer or to find out what really matters most about a career is to know what to ask. Click here for a list of sample questions.
    *Students interested in Career and Technical Education should speak to their school counselors about elective course opportunities available at both their home school and through MATA. It is suggested that students in grades 11 - 12 revisit their Academic and Career plans discussed with their school counselors in the 10th grade. 

  • Student Registration

    Students are strongly encouraged to register for the event and can do so here. Please note, this is for the actual fair and not the Virtual Interview Presentation with AWS.

  • Parking

    Parking at the Academies of Loudoun will be limited! Please read through all content below.
    Overflow parking will be available at Segra Field, 42095 Loudoun United Drive, Leesburg. Virginia Regional Transit and VA Rides are providing free, continuous shuttle service to and from the Academies of Loudoun between the hours of 5:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
    Handicap parking will ONLY be available at the Academies of Loudoun.
    Once the parking lot at the Academies is full, entrance to the school will be blocked off. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Deputy will direct cars to Segra Field. 
    Shuttles will pick up and drop off riders in front of the ticket booth at Segra Field, which is adjacent to the parking lot.
    The last shuttle will depart from the Academies at 8:15 p.m. 

Last Modified on May 14, 2020