What is Virginia STAR?
The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program (Virginia STAR or VA STAR) is an after school club in schools all across the Commonwealth of Virginia. These students refurbish computers and work toward IT industry standard certifications.The program helps teach students to refurbish surplus computer hardware from government agencies and private companies. The refurbished computers are donated to families, organizations, and school districts at no cost. Through participation in the program, students work towards earning digital badges (badges.vastar.org) and industry-standard certifications which can pave the way for both higher education and well-paying jobs.
Since 2010, Virginia STAR is in over 77 schools spanning 46 school districts throughout the Commonwealth. The program’s funding is maintained and coordinated through the SPARK Education Foundation.
For more information, please use the Contact Us page to reach the Program Office.