Deltek Receives Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award for Partnership with Year Up
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce recognizes Deltek for its efforts to provide technical training and create jobs for urban young adults
HERNDON, Va. – June 10, 2015 – Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, today announced that it has received the Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award in the Partnership category from the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. This award recognizes Deltek’s partnership with The Year Up National Capital Region chapter, a nonprofit based in Arlington, Va., that provides a one-year, intensive training program offering low-income young adults a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, corporate internships and support.
After completing Year Up’s six-month intensive classroom training in technology, business communication and professional skills, qualified participants interview at companies in the DC metro area for internships. Every six months, Deltek hosts a new Year Up Intern Cohort, a program that provides exposure to key corporate experiences that are important to career growth, including project management, networking and leadership development. Over 30 Deltek employees work with interns during each session.
Since the program’s inception at Deltek, 33 interns have participated with 20% moving into entry-level positions at Deltek upon completion of the program. Former Year Up participant Ashley Gross, who first started as a Year Up intern in Deltek’s IT department in 2011, embodies this success. Gross was hired as a full-time IT support associate after completion of her internship, and now, four years later, she has assumed a leadership position in the IT department of Deltek’s Dallas office.
“Although I had previously been enrolled in an IT trade school, Deltek and Year Up gave me invaluable professional experience that truly took my career to the next level,” said Ashley Gross, IT Support Specialist. “I entered the program eager to learn and ready to be challenged and was not disappointed. Today, I’ve been able to give back by mentoring Year Up interns within Deltek’s IT department, holding them to same high standards to which I was held.”
“Over 33,000 young adults in the National Capital Region area do not have access to livable wage careers or higher education,” said Ty Nguyen of Year Up National Capital Region. “Our students and graduates prove that they are capable of adding immediate value to companies like Deltek. We appreciate Deltek’s years of support and are proud of this award, which highlights all that we can accomplish together.”
“At Deltek, we know that our people are our greatest assets. That knowledge motivates us to look beyond our current workforce and into the community to invest in our future,” said Ed Hutner, SVP of Human Resources at Deltek. “This award reflects our continued commitment to growing this outstanding program and supporting Year Up’s important work. We look forward to welcoming even more Year Up interns to the Deltek family.”
About Year Up Inc.
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Its holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up currently serves more than 2,000 students a year at sites in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, San Francisco Bay Area, the National Capital Region, and Puget Sound (Seattle). To learn more, visit www.yearup.org or www.youtube.com/yearupinc.
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