Tech Careers for All Virginians
There are thousands of job vacancies in Virginia’s tech sector. Most require a college degree and 2+ years of experience. Virginia Talent fosters engineers to be workforce-ready from day one.
Following intensive training with Exelaration’s expert mentors, participants work on client projects to deliver quality technology solutions. The best part? Clients can hire these engineers upon program completion.
Virginia Talent’s Goals
By upskilling Virginians and transforming them into proficient technologists, the program serves as a catalyst for tech workforce growth, fostering employment opportunities and overall economic prosperity.
Virginia Talent is committed to bringing people of all backgrounds to the tech workforce. By empowering a broader range of Virginians to join the field, the program actively contributes to a more inclusive workforce.
Virginia’s businesses need secure, cutting-edge technology to stay competitive. The most trustworthy and efficient team to meet these demands is the local workforce built by Virginia Talent.
Virginia depends on well-fortified infrastructure and a vigilant cybersecurity force. Virginia Talent trains local citizens on state-of-the-art tools to protect our state’s vibrant digital landscape.
Virginia Talent offers Virginians the opportunity to elevate their career trajectories, harnessing the potential of tech to transition into well-paying and future-proofed roles.
Virginia Talent takes advantage of the state’s robust workforce toolset: VITA, GoVirginia, VCCS, SCHEV, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), and Virginia CareerWorks, local economic development agencies, and more.
Tech Best Practices
Tech Best Practices
By training individuals in proven software development methods and principles, including certified courses in Agile and DevOps, Virginia Talent’s programming is based on best practices.
Virginia Talent enhances the state’s university and community college curriculums with real world projects, creating a seamless transition from education to a software development career.
Programs Tailored for You
Virginia Talent is fully customizable for your program goals. Work with Exelaration to create an initiative that incorporates your ideal:
- Tech stacks
- Participant requirements
Sample Career Development Progress Map
Virginia Talent Success Story: Meet Munira
Munira joined the Arlington Talent Pilot Program in 2023 to learn from industry experts and enhance her skillsets as an IT professional. Following program completion, she was hired full-time as a technologist for Arlington County.
“The program has made it very easy to improve my skillset and helped me grow as a better engineer. It’s an amazing place to start your tech career. You feel valued while working with industry experts that help you gain experience to guide you in your future projects.”