Career Focused Training

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Adult Learning Center Computer Labs 

Improve your basic computer skills and earn Northstar certifications . Learn to use the internet, create an email, write a resume, search for jobs, practice typing, study online, complete homework assignments, use GED® Academy or take a GED® Ready test. To register, contact us at or 434-961-5461.

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4Work: Career Fundamentals  

This class focuses on preparing students for the workplace, beginning with self-reflection to direct individual learning. Learners will develop core skills ( reading, writing, speaking, and computer skills), soft skills (communication, emotional intelligence, and problem solving) and hard skills as relevant to the job search (preparing professional portfolios, resumes, and cover letters and being interviewed). Students will earn an industry recognized credential from the National Retail Federation and certificates in computer basics from NorthStar. This class is open to level 4 and 5 ESL students and native English speakers. 

Starting Your Own Business for English Language Learners

This class will introduce you to the attributes and perspectives of the entrepreneurial mindset. Through researching, planning and writing your own simple business plan, with the guidance of your instructor, you will understand the basic steps of starting your own small business. Open to level 5 ESL students and native English speakers.  

NEW—Job Center

Job Center: Are you a TJACE student looking for work? Thinking of changing jobs? Attend our drop-in job center for assistance with: 

  • organizing your job search 
  • filling out job applications 
  • creating a resume 
  • composing a cover letter 
  • practicing your interview skills



Thomas Jefferson Adult & Career Education @ PVCC
935-A Second St., SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (map)

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