Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education Announces Upcoming Graduation Ceremony

Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE) will host a graduation ceremony at PVCC at 7 p.m., on Thursday, November 7, 2019.  Adult learners who have earned the General Education Development (GED) or Adult High School Diploma in the last year will celebrate their accomplishments and share their success stories. 

Featured student speakers include Bushiri Salumu who successfully earned a GED, a CNA, and became a US citizen this past year. He is currently a CNA at the University of Virginia and is continuing his studies at PVCC towards his goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. Mr. Salumu won the Dollar General Student of the Year Award at the 2019 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education. Sarah Fadhil arrived in the US in 2017 with no English skills, yet she completed her GED and is studying at PVCC with a goal of becoming a doctor.      

TJACE@PVCC Open House

Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education will host a GED open house on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the Adult Learning Center at IX. Adult learners can take a GED Ready™ practice test, attend a math workshop, and learn about the TJACE distance learning program, GED to go! The GED is accepted by 97% of colleges and employers.  Adults with a high school diploma earn $9,000 more per year than those without this important credential.     

About Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education

TJACE@PVCC serves approximately 700 adult learners in the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. To learn more about TJACE, contact Carol Coffey at ccoffey@pvcc.edu or call 434.961.5461.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College

Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. The main campus is in Albemarle County, Virginia. Classes are also offered at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville, VA (Greene County) and the PVCC Jefferson School Center in downtown Charlottesville.