PVCC Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education Department to Hold GED® Open House

Charlottesville, Va. – January 29, 2020 The Piedmont Virginia Community College Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE) department will host a General Educational Development (GED®) Open House on Saturday, February 8, from 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Adult Learning Center at IX, 935-A, Second Street SE, in Charlottesville.

Advisors will be onsite to answer questions and help each adult learner map out a plan to earn the GED. Participants can take a practice GED Ready® test and attend a writing workshop during the open house.

“On average, people with a high school diploma or GED earn $9,000 more per year and 60 percent of recent GED graduates are enrolled in college,” stated Carol Coffey, Director of TJACE@PVCC. Those who want to take the next step in their learning journey and earn their GED are encouraged to attend. TJACE offers flexible and supportive learning options including face-to-face classes, online learning and drop-in learning labs.

For more information about the GED Open House email ccoffey@pvcc.edu or call 434.961.5461.


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 visit www.pvcc.edu/tjace.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College

Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College 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.