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October is EleVAte Virginia Workforce Month

The power to Elevate Virginia is rooted in the Commonwealth’s people and its businesses.  Whether it is the businesses that already call Virginia home or new companies considering a new location, the strength of the workforce is their primary concern.  Virginia’s future economic strength and global competitiveness depend on the readiness of a highly skilled and well-trained workforce to fill the increasingly complex jobs that mark the 21st century economy.

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Pre-registration for classes throughout the region

Pre-registration begins on August 25th-29th at all site locations throughout the region.
Classes begin on September 2nd. Click here to view class sites and schedules throughout the region.
Now offering free ESL classes in Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, and Lynchburg.

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2014 GED Test Completers

From Left: Aliah Prather, Samantha Salvi, Ebonee Weeks (News and Advance article)

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Distance Learning Available

Busy with work, family, and life in general? We understand the complexities of adult life and the time constraints. However, don't let it be an excuse or a barrier in the way of getting a higher paying job/career that you want and the opportunity to further your education. Rise to the possibilities.
Distance learning allows you to be flexible with your schedule. You can receive instruction from the comforts of your own home or any other place and time. All you need is a computer/laptop and access to the internet.

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Spreading the Word

 The "Virginia Preschool Initiative Program helps to provide support for children's families, enabling them to provide for the children's needs at home." Sue Pratt (Bedford Local Coordinator)  participated as a community resource exhibitor on Jan.31, 21014 at Bedford Elementary School. One hundred and forty four parents were enrolled in the evenings' class. She was introduced during the opening welcome and had the opportunity to speak directly to interested people during their dinner breakout session.

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GED Testing Centers Now Re-Opened

The GED test is no longer given in paper form. The 2014 GED tests are only given on computer at certified Pearson Vue Testing Centers. Both GED testing centers are now opened in the region.
To register for the test, visit and sign up for a MYGED account and complete your registration information.
Need help preparing for the test? Visit one of our many locations throughout the region--find classes.


Welcome to the new Adult Continuing Education of Central Virginia. Expect a lot more in the coming days and weeks.

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