Adult and Career Education of Central Virginia

Free Classes, Free Tutoring

We're here when you're ready!

Amherst- (434) 528-6494

Appomattox- (434) 664-9906

Bedford- (540) 586-1270)

Campbell- (434) 477-5583 Ex. 632

Lynchburg- (434) 515-5160

Now Is The Time to Volunteer!!

ACE has an orientation/training session next week for those interested in becoming a volunteer tutor.  No experience is necessary; we ask for enthusiasm, patience and an interest in making a difference in the life of an individual, and the community at large.  ACE will provide training and support, resources and meeting places. If you would like more information, please click the "Contact Us" link at the top right of the page, or give us a call, 434-528-6494. 

Success Story: Mariella Rodriguez

When Mariella Rodriguez was in Uruguay, she never liked English. In high school, she hated studying English. She never needed nor saw the need for English, until four years ago, when she came to America with her husband and found herself struggling to learn the language or to live a normal life.


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The Road to Success Virginia Pathways (RSVP) Hospitality Management Cohort Celebrates

As students celebrated their successes, they also reflected on their situation prior to entering the program. There were tears, applause, laughter, and a sense of excitement of opportunities that have already happened or will happen because of the training and education that they had received. Six students earned a total of 41 certificates and more to come as they would sit for their final test after the luncheon. We are so proud of these participants and look forward to the next cohort, which is set to start in January, 2018. If interested, please contact us.

Our Very Own, Recognized Throughout the State

Recently, a staff member of ours was recognized by the Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education for Support Staff of the Year. The entire ACE leadership team was there to honor her as VAACE recognized her for her award in front of hundreds of adult educators and administrators at the VAACE Conference in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

PluggedIn VA Manufacturing Tech Tours Automated Conveyor Systems

A special thanks to Automated Conveyor Systems for providing a great tour of their facility to our PIVA MT participants. To find out more about the PIVA Manufacturing Tech program and to apply for the next cohort, set to start in March, contact John Gloss at

Raise your hand and Volunteer!

ACE is currently seeking volunteer tutors to work one-on-one or in small group settings with students needing extra support, in basic literacy or English as a second language.

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.

GoodCare Health Care Training

GoodCare Health Care Training to Begin Year 3
ACE of Central VA has partnered with Goodwill Industries of the Valleys and Central Virginia Community College to provide the GoodCare Career Pathways Program. Read more below and click on the link to complete a form for more information, including eligibility requirements and enrollment opportunities. 

America is at a crossroads. We need every person in our nation ready to contribute to America’s competitiveness.

Investing in Adult Education is good for the economy. It’s an investment in America’s economic engine - - we reach adults who struggle with literacy, numeracy, and problem solving getting them into the workforce pipeline so they can contribute to a company’s bottom line. Everyone needs a return on their investment. Whether it’s the U.S. companies investing in their workforce, the workers investing their time and energy learning in-demand skills, or funders that want to ensure their investments are moving the economy forward. Adult Education is a smart investment.


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