People of Differing Abilities & Veterans: Ready to Train for IT Jobs?

Do you know a person of differing abilities or an injured veteran who has strong computer skills and would like a career in Information Technology?

Melwood’s abilIT program prepares participants to compete for jobs in tech and tech-adjacent fields — and applications are open for our next FREE course!

abilIT was created by Melwood, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit employers of people of differing abilities, to train people of differing abilities and injured veterans. Pairing innovative technical training with personalized vocational skills instruction, abilIT equips participants with the skills they need to build lifelong careers as competitive technology professionals.

Seventy percent of the program’s graduates are either employed (including placements at KPMG, GDIT, DARPA, and more), interning, or have gone on to post-secondary education.

New Hybrid Onsite/Remote Structure: during the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic, abilIT’s programming has pivoted to a hybrid on-site/remote structure where participants will attend socially-distanced on-site classes two days per week and complete assignments remotely three days per week.


  • Applicants must have a documented disability and a high school diploma or GED; or
  • Be a veteran living with a service-related challenge.

Exceptional applicants who do not meet the education requirement will be considered, upon demonstrating ninth-grade reading, writing, and math levels.

We are especially looking for participants from Arlington County or Alexandria City, but all are welcome to apply.

This is a great opportunity to train for high-demand jobs!

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis — but APPLY TODAY to join our next cohort starting July 13 and ending September 30, 2020.