LearningRx Of Vienna/Reston, VA. Leads 5th Annual, Award-Winning Job Shadow Program | Community Spirit
Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna, Va., and Reston, Va. is leading the fifth annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) job shadow program for 50 11th and 12th grade students of Oakton, James Madison and, Marshall Academy and George C. Marshall high schools in Fairfax County, Va. Students can shadow professionals in more than 30 industries for one day in January or February. The program received a Blue Ribbon Award for Workforce Development from Fairfax County Schools in 2014. Loftus is heading up the program as she is the chair of the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.
More than 20 local companies are hosting students, to include: BASIS Independent McLean, Intelsat, Navy Federal Credit Union, Impact Business Solutions, Tysons Corner Animal Hospital, AV Architects, Alpha Graphics and Seasons 52.
Students of Oakton, Madison and Marshall high school students that are interested the TRCC Job Shadow Program filled out an application to select their areas of career interests. Job shadow programs are available in the following professions: acting, accounting/finance, aerospace, architecture, business management, culinary, cyber security, education, engineering, fashion, government, graphic design, human resources, law enforcement, non-profit management, network security/administration, photography, PC support/help desk, public relations, sales/marketing, software development, and Web design/development. For more details, go to www.tysonschamber.org.
Loftus has been the TRCC’s Youth and Education Committee chairperson for the past four years and a TRCC member for seven years.
“This job shadow opportunity helps students determine what area they want to study in college,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. “This is truly a community effort, and we’re fortunate to have so many organizations on board to help the students,” said Loftus.
ABOUT LEARNINGRx of Northern Virginia:
LearningRx specializes in one-on-one brain training. We train cognitive skills through game-like exercises that are both fun and challenging—and we do it with a unique personal trainer approach. LearningRx’s customer satisfaction speaks for itself with an average rating of 9.5 out of 10. With 80 centers across the country, LearningRx is a pioneer in the one-on-one brain training industry. Northern Virginia offices are located in Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., and Vienna, Va. Visit www.learningrx.com, Facebook or Twitter.