Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJ ACE)

Serving adults in the Charlottesville region including Albemarle, CharlottesvilleFluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson Counties. Our goal is to provide quality services and convenient access to adult education. Through strong community partnerships, we strive to offer the best instruction to area adults in GED Preparation and English for Speakers of Other Languages—ESOL instruction

College and Career Readiness (CCR) Core Skills help you prepare for the GED plus a whole lot more! 

We will help you build core skills in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, computer and workplace skills needed for your next career step.  CCR Core Skills help you prepare for the GED, NEDP (National External Diploma Program), CRC (Career Readiness Certificate), VPT  (Va Placement Test) for college, and other workplace certifications. 

What's new?

Want to practice your skills? Sign up for a class or take any of our free practices quizzes! Take Free Quizzes on the Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education Center (TJACE) 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


Get PluggedIn to your future in Hospitality!

PluggedIn Hospitality is an education and training program for adults who want to start a career in the hotel and lodging industry. Plugged in offers: Hotel industry training and certification; Relevant credit courses through PVCC; Digital literacy and computer application skills and more.

Voices of Adult Learners—TJ ACE at the Virginia Festival of the Book

The Voices of Adult Learners Celebration brings 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 Virginia Festival of the Book event, free and open to the public. 

Charlottesville Festival of Cultures

 At Lee Park—Downtown Charlottesville 10a-4p

Each year we celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our local community. The 13th Annual Festival of Cultures, 2016, 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 Lee 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 Lee Park on Market Street next to Main Branch of the Library in downtown Charlottesville. 
This event is FREE and open to the public.

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  • Abundant Harvest Hiring Event 10/30/2015 Come on out this Friday (10 AM to 1 PM) to the Workforce Center at 2211 Hydraulic Rd. 22901 for a Hiring Event. It is FREE and open to Military ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2015, 7:40 AM by Webmaster, TJACE
  • Are You in the Job Market? Come on out to the October Job Fair, check out the October Schedule of Events and more from the Workforce . . .
    Posted Oct 28, 2015, 7:05 AM by Webmaster, TJACE
  • The Fall 2015 Class Schedule Is Here!
    Posted Aug 14, 2015, 8:32 AM by Webmaster, TJACE
  • ALC First Steps—Registration and Assessment The assessment is a way to place you in the right class—the class that's best for you. All students must take an assessment prior to starting class. The ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2015, 7:27 AM by Webmaster, TJACE
  • Refugees Petition for Bus Service Refugees Petition for Bus Service with the help of their English as a Second Language Teachers Kate Steers and Heidi Gordon, they decided to try to do something about it ...
    Posted May 29, 2015, 5:34 AM by Webmaster, TJACE
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