Career Focused Training



Some students find it’s easier to learn when the subjects being taught come from real-world examples. For this reason, TJACE@PVCC offers core skills training in the context of the workplace. We connect what is being taught in important subject areas with examples of how these skills are used on the job.

Career training classes are held in multiple locations in order to make them accessible to adults across the region. If you have questions about where a specific class is held, please contact TJACE@PVCC by calling 434.961.5461 or emailing

PluggedIn VA programs: One may be right for you!

What makes PluggedIn VA Unique?

Plugged In LogoMany programs offer education OR training. PluggedIn is an integrated education and training program that teaches core skills (such as reading, math and English language) AND offers job training, industry certifications and work readiness classes that can lead to employment with area employers. Local employers participate in the program as trainers and help students prepare for the workforce.

Who can enroll in PluggedIn VA Programs (Professional Cook or Skilled Trades)?

Adults 18 and up who do not have a GED or high school diploma or need to brush up on their core academic skills. English language learners and native English speakers are encouraged to apply. Applicants complete an application, reading and math assessments, and an interview.

How much does it cost?

PluggedIn Hospitality is a FREE program.

Why choose PluggedIn VA?

Charlottesville has numerous employers looking for qualified employees in the culinary and construction fields

What is the class schedule and where are classes held?

PluggedIn VA Professional Cook begins on January 14 and will conclude by June 7. Classes are held on Monday,Thursday, and Friday from 9AM – 1PM at PVCC’s Jefferson School Center, 233 4 th Street NW in downtown Charlottesville.

PluggedIn VA Skilled Trades begins January 14 and will conclude June 6. Classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5PM – 9PM at TJACE 935A Second Street SE in downtown Charlottesville.

How can I determine if PluggedIn VA is right for me?

Attend an information session. Four sessions will be held between December 5 and January 3. Call 434-961-5467 for exact dates and times. If you cannot attend an information session or have other questions, contact Rebecca Payton, PluggedIn Coordinator, at 434-961-5467 or


Integrated English Skills for First Aid/CPR

Develop Englih Skilsls in the context of healthcare! First Aid/CPR is a basic certification for working in health care. It is also important for work in restaurants and child care. This class will prepare you for Red Cross certification. Must be taken with a regular ESOL class. Schedule to be determined.

For more information, contact Debbie Tuler at 434.961.5464.



Thomas Jefferson Adult & Career Education @ PVCC

935-A Second St., SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (map)


233 Fourth Street NW Charlottesville, VA 22903 (Across from the Staples office supply store downtown)(map)


VA Career Works Charlottesville Center

944 Glenwood Station Lane, Suite 103 Charlottesville, VA, 22901(map)

Albemarle High School

2775 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (map)

PVCC Main Building

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (map)


Fluvanna Adult Education Center

14455 James Madison Highway, Palmyra,  VA (map)


PVCC Giuseppe Center 

(2nd Floor, Greene County Libraray) 222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973 (map)

Greene Technical Education Center

10415 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville, VA 22973 (map)


Louisa County Public Schools (LCPS) Adult & Career Education Center

815 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA (map


Nelson County High School

6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949 (map)


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Student Resources

GED Students: — Set up an email account. This will enable you to check out all of the sites, including a free practice test. — Learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century from Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more.