Year Up

NOVA-Woodbridge partnered with Year Up to offer an intensive training program that provides young adults ages 18-29 with hands-on skill development, college credits, corporate internships, and educational support.

The program prepares students with the professional, interpersonal, and technical skills to begin successful Business, Engineering Technology, IT and Cyber Security careers upon graduating the program. Internships with corporate partners allow students to gain valuable experience and local corporations to add competent, skilled professionals to their workforce.

Year Up is currently available at the Woodbridge campus. Woodbridge campus hosts the Project Management, IT, and Cyber programs.

92% of graduates are employed or attending school full-time within four months of completing the program. The average starting wage for employed graduates is on average $50,000/year.

Year Up is an award-winning, national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing young adults (ages 18-29) with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Year Up envisions a future in which every young adult will have access to the education, experiences, and guidance required to realize their true potential and meaningful employment.

92% of graduates are employed or attending school full-time within four months of completing the program. The average starting wage for employed graduates is on average $50,000/year.

Year Up’s one-year intensive training program empowers young adults to succeed in professional careers and higher education and provides:

  • Six months of intensive professional training and NOVA courses in Business, Engineering Technology, IT or Cyber Security
  • A six-month corporate internship with a respected company
  • A stipend of up to $150 per month during professional training and up to $600 per month during the internship
  • Guidance and support from a professional staff coach and mentor.
  • A community of more than 25,000 alumni nationwide provides career guidance and job placement support

Take five minutes to let Year Up know you want to apply by submitting an interest form today. Follow Year Up on Instagram @yearup_ncr

Eligibility requirements include:

  • High school graduate or GED recipient
  • Age 18-29 (students may apply at 17 and must apply before their 29th birthday)
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident or have an employment authorization card (DACA , TPS, etc).
  • Interested in enrolling full-time for 15-18 credit hours at NOVA
  • Students wish to major in Business Management/Administration, Information Technology, Information Systems Technology, and Cyber Security, Engineering Technology
  • Available five days a week (M-F) for the entire duration of the program
  • Identify as opportunity youth (low to moderate income)

For more information about the application process, please contact and or check out our FAQ page.

"One of the most important things I learned during the course of the year is that nothing is impossible and anything can be achieved if you put your heart and energy into it."
Year Up Graduate
"Year Up changes lives by connecting us to opportunities, then providing the skills and support we need to achieve our full potential."
James McGriff, Year Up NCR Alum

Read more Year Up Stories and Testimonials

Woodbridge Admissions and Enrollment Point of Contact

Meet the Staff - Woodbridge

  • Aric Townes: Operations Manager
  • Lisa Wiley: Senior Site Director
  • Preshana Simmons: Program Manager
  • Ricardo Barnes: Admissions Specialist
  • Shanice Pereira: Senior Director of Recruitment & Admissions
  • Shevaun McCrowell: Internship Service(s) Manager
  • Stacey Udumukwu: Student Services Senior Manager

Contact Us

or corporations looking for Interns, please contact Kristine Thayer - Deputy Sales Director, Corporate Engagement,