Adult and Career Education of Central Virginia

Free Classes, Free Tutoring

We're here when you're ready!

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.

Classes Resume Week of August 14!

Increase your quality of life through education. 

Ophthalmic Assistant Program




Now is the time!

All classes resume August 15th and open house starts August 8th. Find a class that meets your needs, is near you, and fits your schedule. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals. 

Job Versus Career

Find a more fulfilling future

Free Health Care Training for Qualified Applicants

GoodCare Health Care Training
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. 

GoodCare Health Care Training begins in January, 2016

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.

2014 GED Test Completers

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

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.

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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