Thomas Jefferson Adult Career Education

 CORE SKILLS/GED/NEDP   ESOL CLASSES   CAREER FOCUSED TRAINING   RESOURCES

 

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What tjace logoIS TJACE at pvcc?

TJACE at PVCC strives to offer the best instruction to area adults by helping them enhance their core skills to get their high school diploma or GED® and to help improve reading, writing, and speaking skills for both non-native English speakers and speakers of other languages. 

TJACE at PVCC focuses on these core skills in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, computer, and workplace skills to help students take their next career step. TJACE at PVCC’s college and career readiness core skills help students prepare for the GED®, the National External Diploma Program, the Virginia Placement Test for college, and other workplace certifications. TJACE at PVCC’s goal is to provide quality services and convenient access to these adult education services.

TJACE at PVCC serves more than 800 adults in Central Virginia, which includes the counties of  Albemarle,  FluvannaGreeneLouisa, and Nelson, and the city of Charlottesville.


WELCOME FROM TJACE at PVCC DIRECTOR CAROL COFFEY

Welcome, adult learners—We’re excited to announce that TJACE is now part of the PVCC family! Director Carol Coffey

You can count on us to continue offering the best core skills instruction leading to a high school credential (GED® or NEDP) and to build English language proficiency for speakers of other languages (ESOL). TJACE at PVCC will help you build core skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, as well as computer and workplace skills needed for your next career step. With our new preparation training for healthcare careers, you can build your core skills while also earning healthcare certificates. 

And now, as a TJACE at PVCC student, you can benefit from additional academic and support services through the college. Examples include tutoring and academic coaching, career services support, library access, and more. Find out more about PVCC services on page 15.

As a TJACE at PVCC student, you can also join the Network2Work program, which connects job seekers to skills and resources needed to become valued employees in our community. You can learn more about Network2Work at www.pvcc.edu/network2work

We offer easy access to learning near your home and workplace. You can choose from over 30 classes in locations throughout the region, two self-study online learning programs, and free drop-in programs. 

Start here and go anywhere: learn English, get your high school credential, earn workplace certificates, college degrees, and find good jobs with career pathways. Come join our TJACE at PVCC family and you will find a welcoming and supportive learning community focused on your success!

Let the learning begin, 

Carol 


How do I get started? 

SIGN UP FOR AN ASSESSMENT SESSION TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

TJACE@PVCC wants to get you into the class that best meets your needs. Your first step to get into the right class is to come to TJACE@PVCC for an assessment. All new students must take an assessment prior to starting class. 

During your assessment, you’ll meet with a TJACE@PVCC advisor and register for classes. Please note that any tuition or fees must be paid before you can begin your classes. 

WINTER 2018 ASSESSMENT DATES & TIMES 

Winter session assessments are available on the following days: 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 6 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 6 p.m. 

OTHER ASSESSMENT OPTIONS

Drop-in assessments are also available on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. throughout the Winter session, which runs from Monday, Jan. 8, to Thursday, March 29, 2018. No appointment is required from drop-in assessments. 

HOW MUCH DO CLASSES COST?

Class fees vary by class type. Fees are listed next to class offerings in this schedule. Students can pay by credit card, or by providing the exact amount in cash, check, or money order. City residents receive a $25 discount on most classes. Course fees do not include the cost of books, which must be purchased separately.

Did you know that you can save money on your TJACE@PVCC classes? Attend most (90%) of your classes during the Winter 2018 Session and you will receive a discount for the next class session, which starts on Monday, April 9, 2018. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS

If you receive support services from organizations such as Social Services, Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA), Virginia Workforce Center, Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services, or Virginia Employment Commission, you may be able to receive financial assistance from these organizations. Call 434.961.5461 or email tjace@pvcc.edu to learn more.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Reduced tuition scholarships are available and are awarded based on financial need. There are a limited number of scholarships. A scholarship reduces tuition to $35 per person. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a maximum of three scholarships allowed per student.

REFUND POLICY: The amount of tuition minus a $10 processing fee will be refunded if requested prior to the end of the first week of class. A full refund will be given for any class that is canceled. No other refunds are available.


News and Announcements


Take Free Quizzes

Do you want to practice your skills? Sign up for a class or take any of our free practices quizzes!  Take Free Quizzes on our practice GED website! Within the pages of this website, current and prospective students are able to hone their skills by taking  GED Preparation and ESL instruction quizzes.  The hope is that this preparation will supplement what is learned in TJACE taught courses. Feel free to browse through the site.
 
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The Voices of Adult Learners—March 22, 2018

Voices 2018

is a celebration bringing together adults from literacy, GED and ESL education programs to share their compelling stories. Students enrolled in literacy and adult education programs have composed a variety of writings about family, work, education and life changes. This is a yearly Virginia Festival of the Book event, free and open to the public. Read the stories online.
 
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At Washington Park, Preston Ave.—Downtown Charlottesville 10a-4p Each year we celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our local community. The 15th Annual Festival of Cultures, May 12, 2018, will be a day of free family-friendly fun with all-day entertainment: music, dance, song, and storytelling. Enjoy hands-on cultural crafts activities, visit cultural exhibits, food, and artisan vendors. The Festival is a gathering place where all can meet, share in, and learn about each others' cultures. Here you can take a passport and "travel the world in Washington Park". The Festival is organized by us with the involvement and support of many other individuals and organizations and provides an opportunity for building bridges of communication between new Americans and established residents. The Festival is in Washington Park on Preston Ave. in downtown Charlottesville. This event is FREE and open to the public.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

scarf saleAttention community members and students: We need you! Do you have some spare time? ALC needs volunteers to assist in in the classrooms, with special projects and events. Day and evening times are available. For more information, call Cherry at 434.961.5465 or email cstewart@pvcc.edu.

“I always walk away with the feeling that I just helped someone achieve something she could not have achieved on his or her own.” —Recent Volunteer