Who we are

On-Ramps to Careers is a non-profit business-education partnership that makes the educational on-ramps to technology and engineering jobs more attainable to underserved youth in the Nation’s Capital. On-Ramps encourages underserved youth and young adults to pursue I.T. and engineering career pathways that will lead to gainful employment or business ownership in the Washington D.C. Metro area. It provides employers with a reliable infrastructure to inspire students and shape a more diverse regional technology workforce.  Our active board of business and education leaders work with our staff and school partners to create internships and work-based learning experiences.

On-Ramps to Careers (ORTC) is a non-profit business-education partnership that makes promising technology career paths more inspiring, accessible and effective for underserved students in the Nation’s Capital.  We empower students and employers to impact our region’s economic future and prepare a more inclusive and diverse workforce through:


  • Internships that inspire students to hone their STEM skills and create valuable relationships with STEM professionals

  • STEM career training, work-based learning and placement

  • Crucial partnerships with employers and community, education and training institutions

Our Mission

On-Ramps to Careers was incorporated in Washington DC in 2013 and recognized by the IRS as a non-profit 501c3 organization in 2014.


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The Yard: Eastern Market- 700 Pennsylvania Ave SE Suite 2130, Washington, DC 20003

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