Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc.
Building The Future...
One Student at a Time

Student Training Programs on Residential Construction,
Auto Sales & Entrepreneurship




Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc. (FATE), a non-profit organization specializes in sponsoring a wide selection of career and technical education courses (CTE) for technical skill development among students throughout Fairfax County, Virginia.

Its holistic education model fosters a comprehensive platform for students to participate in active learning of numerous industry trades, thus paving the way for employment opportunities and a bright future.

Mission Statement

Through the educational programs, business partnerships, scholarships, and other initiatives, the Foundation aspires to enable students to acquire industry-valued occupational and employability skills, confidence to pursue post-secondary education, and broad-based global thinking that will propel them into successful careers. 

FATE will continue its journey to explore and search for new and innovative ways to establish educational environments that enhance student learning and therefore become a vital component of a comprehensive wholistic educational program. Annual scholarships are awarded to students and sponsorship of the CTE Program Enhancement Grants for educators producing innovative student learning opportunities



Committed to the enhancement of technical skill development among students, FATE offers all-inclusive training courses across various industry trades to help you secure your future.

Below is a brief overview of the technical education courses:

  • Residential Construction Program – Offering the hands-on working experience to students in several aspects of construction management like framing, estimating, foundations, trim, masonry, plumbing, electrical work, drywalling, inspections, and finishing.
  • Student Auto Sales Program – Students are trained to refurbish used vehicles donated by the community, providing them with experience in both automotive technology and automotive collision service programs.
  • Entrepreneurship Program – Interactive curriculum designed to empower students with small business ownership skills, developing the basic concepts of financing, and marketing products and services.