The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program (Virginia STAR or VA STAR) is a state-wide program that teaches students to refurbish surplus computer hardware from government agencies and private companies. The refurbished computers are donated to families, organizations, and school districts in need. Through participation in the program, students work towards earning industry-standard certifications from companies such as CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle, which paves the way for both higher education and well-paying jobs.

Website: http://vastar.org

Project Abstract
The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program (Virginia STAR or VA STAR) is a state-wide program that teaches students to refurbish surplus computer hardware from government agencies and private companies. The refurbished computers are donated to families, organizations, and school districts in need. Through participation in the program, students work towards earning industry-standard certifications from companies such as CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle, which paves the way for both higher education and well-paying jobs.
Target Population
VA STAR benefits students, schools and communitie centers all across the state. Most refurbishing takes place by middle and high school students. Our newest partner is a local community college. Soon will plan to have the first elementary school start to learn the skills
Contact Information & Map
VA STAR
Attn: Chuck Drake
15721 Forest Park Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22192
United States

Phone: (703) 906-5219
Email: drakecd@pwcs.edu


Equipment Needed
PC Desktop System
PC Laptop System
Mac Desktop System
Keyboard
Monitor
Mouse
Printer