What is VA STAR?
The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment program (VA STAR) students refurbish surplus hardware from state agencies or private companies and earn IT repair certification. Once refurbished, these computers are donated to families and organizations who need a computer.
Students in the VA STAR program can earn IT repair certifications and skill sets that can develop into well paying jobs. The program is administered through Prince William County Public schools and its SPARK Education Foundation. Forest Park High School in Prince William County is the model site for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VA STAR is currently in 24 school districts and 39 sites throughout the Commonwealth.