Tech Talent Program

Arlington Talent Pilot Program

New Workforce Development Program

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Arlington Economic Development (AED) is proud to announce an innovative workforce development program benefitting Arlington residents and tech employers. The Arlington Talent Pilot Program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, provides 10 Arlington residents the opportunity to gain valuable software development experience and a pathway into a technology career. The Program provides companies with an increase of local talent by offering Arlington residents experiential opportunities in the tech industry. 

AED is working with Arlington-based Exelaration, the #2 tech and engineering internship provider in the U.S., on the Arlington Talent Pilot Program. Exelaration is an innovative technology company specializing in providing paid experiential learning opportunities for aspiring software developers.

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Software Development Careers

Ready for a Career in Tech?

The Arlington Talent Pilot Program connects aspiring software developers with temporary, full-time paid positions at Exelaration, where they develop essential tech industry experience under expert mentorship. Program participants work on real-world client projects and learn industry best practices through instruction and mentorship.

We invite aspiring technologists to take the next step in their professional journey by applying to this program. Applicants must be residents of Arlington, VA, and no secondary degree is required.  

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Sponsorship & Partnership Opportunities

Organizational Involvement

Uplifting Arlington's tech ecosystem is a group effort. Through events, networking, projects, donations, lectures and more, you can help shape the future of tech talent.

Ways to get involved:

  • Project Partners: Get your mission-critical software built while building a talent pipeline.
  • Workforce Partners: Connect Exelaration with prospective participants in your network.
  • Event Sponsors: Bring the cohort and community together to share their stories.
  • Hardware Sponsors: Contribute laptops and other hardware to ensure participants are on equal footing.
  • Business Experience Partners: Expose participants to what office life is really like through tours, lectures, and more.

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For questions regarding the program, please call 703-228-0816 or email us and "Get In Touch" below.

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