Counseling Announcements and Opportunities

Counseling Announcements and Opportunities

Added 1/20/15 Explore Engineering at Sweet Briar College and learn about the exciting opportunities in engineering.  This is a weekend event for high school girls who are currently sophomores, juniors and seniors.  The event will be March 27-28 and the cost is $35. Register by March 17 at  or call 434-381-6357.  There are only 20 spots, so sign up now.

Added 1/13/15 Attention Juniors:  The 2015 Rural Electric Youth Tour Competition sponsored by Southside Electric Cooperative is open for any high school junior who attends school in the Southside Electric Cooperative service area. Winners will receive an all expense paid trip to Washington, DC June 14-18 and have the opportunity to meet with your House and Senate members on Capitol Hill.  Applications are available online at All entries must be received by Friday, March 6th.

Added 1/13/15  The 2014 Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (VSPYCC) is offering a three week outdoor environmental summer program for youth ages 14-17. Crew members will work in the park on weekdays, participate in environmental education programs weeknights, and endure adventure training on weekends.  Upon completion crew members will receive a $500 stipend.   To apply, please visit  Applicants must have at least two references.  Deadline to apply online is May 1, 2015.

Added 1/13/15 The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school seniors to apply for a place in our High School Visitation Program, taking place Saturday, February 28, 2015.  The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career.  Applications are available online at

Added 1/9/15 The CVCC English and Math Placement test for sophomores who plan to apply for the Early College Program or STEM and for seniors planning to apply to CVCC in the fall, and for any student planning to do a dual enrollment class next year such as machine shop has been scheduled for Friday, February 6th.  The test will begin at 8:05 a.m. in the library.  There is no cost for the test and students need to apply to CVCC prior to testing.  Deadline to sign up in Guidance is Friday, January 30th.
Added 11/5/14 Washington DC Joint Steam-fitting Apprenticeship Committee will be accepting applications for Steamfitters Apprenticeship for any student interested in the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Process Piping and Environmental System Trades. Applications will be accepted in person only on Jan. 12, 14, & 16, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Virginia location. All testing will be done starting at 12:00 p.m. on the same day the application is made. If you would like more information regarding the apprenticeship program please call 301-341-1555.
Added 10/13/14 Hollins University is sponsoring several contests for female high school sophomores and juniors. A Short Screenplay Contest, a 10-Minute Play Contest, and The Paula Levine Choreographers Contest. There will be one first place winner for a $200 cash prize and two second place winners for a $50 cash prize. For more information on each contest and to apply go to First deadline entry is January 15, 2015.
Added 9/25/14 The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is seeking the best and brightest students across Virginia to apply to the 2015 High School Leaders Program, sponsored in part by State Farm. The Sorensen Institute's High School Leaders Program (HSLP) offers concentrated study in Virginia politics and government for high school students from across the state. The program is open to all students who are at least 16 years of age or are rising juniors. Graduating seniors are also eligible to participate. The HSLP is based on a firm belief that young people not only can make a positive difference in their communities, they should be strongly encouraged to do so. Our High School Leaders Program gives students the practical skills and political knowledge to become effective advocates in their communities and schools. Participants engage in substantive debate about the public policy challenges facing the Commonwealth and interact with Virginia's political and business leaders. The two-week HSLP is held each summer on grounds at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Applications are accepted through early December 2014 through March 2nd 2015, interviews conducted in late-March, class announced mid-April. Program dates and cost will be announced in December. Acceptance is merit-based; financial aid is available. For more information and to apply visit
Added 9/24/14 The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) has graduated 120 skilled electricians into the workforce in the last year alone. It offers a tuition free electrical apprenticeship program with full health and retirement benefits. The accredited three and five year programs provide students with an intense combination of on the job training and classroom learning taught by skilled journeyman electricians. First year students earn approximately $44,000 and program graduates make nearly $85,000 a year plus benefits. Applications are accepted year round but the deadline for the next new apprentice class is March 31, 2015. Applicants must provide a high school diploma or GED. Transcripts should reflect a passing grade in Algebra I, preferably with good grades in science. Visit for more information or call 301-429-2575.