Apprenticeships and Skilled Workforce Career Fair

November 05, 2018

Edison Academy and Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. will host an Apprenticeships and Skilled Workforce Career Fair on Friday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Edison High School Auxiliary Gym. The fair is designed to encourage interest among high school students and recent graduates in the in-demand skilled career fields that are attainable through two-year degree programs, certifications, apprenticeships or on-the-job training. Fairfax County high school students, recent graduates, and their parents are invited to attend this free event to meet education and industry leaders from Northern Virginia who offer skilled workforce employment, education, training, and apprenticeship programs.  Careers for skilled workers, particularly in information technology, construction-related trades, service industries, and manufacturing are growing. Many require less than two years of college to attain a certificate or associate’s degree while other careers may offer employment immediately after high school graduation through apprenticeship and on-the-job training. Salaries and wages are competitive and many employers offer opportunities to their employees for educational assistance, enabling them to rapidly advance to higher skilled and management level jobs. Schools groups, recent graduates, individual students and parents who wish to attend this event are encouraged to register.

Edison Academy and Edison High School are Fairfax County public schools located at 5801 Franconia Road in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County.

This year's registered exhibitors include: 

  1. A & M Drywall Construction, Inc.
  2. AOBA Foundation
  3. Beckstrom Electric
  4. Burke and Herburt Banks
  5. CMI Companies
  6. Cropp Metcalfe
  7. Dominion Energy
  8. Ennis Electric Company, Inc.
  9. Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services
  10. Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology - Field Services
  11. Fairfax County Public Schools Human Resources- Recruitment
  12. Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Facilities Management
  13. Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Community Education/ Fairfax County Public Schools Apprenticeships.
  14. Fairfax County, Building Inspections Branch
  15. Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
  16. Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
  17. Hilton
  18. IBEW / NECA  Local Union #26 JATC
  19. Jim Corridon Electric
  20. Laborers International Union of North America
  21. L. F. Jennings, Inc.
  22. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  23. Microsoft
  24. Michael and Son
  25. NAPE Educational Foundation
  26. Nice Home Services
  27. Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria GPS
  28. Northern Virginia Community College - Automotive
  29. Northern Virginia Community College - HVAC Program
  30. Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
  31. Penske Truck Leasing
  32. PR at Partners - Tysons Corner
  33. Priority Toyota Springfield
  34. Shapiro & Duncan Inc
  35. Smithsonian Institution, Office of Facilities Management and Reliability
  36. Trademasters Service, Inc.
  37. United States Marine Corps
  38. US Air Force (tentative) ____
  39. US Army
  40. Virginia State Police
  41. Virginia Tire and Auto
  42. Wegmans Food Markets
  43. Wells Fargo Financial Services
  44. William A Hazel, Inc.