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About PIVA

Get PluggedIn to your future!

WHAT? PluggedInVA is a program that prepares adult learners with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the workforce and in college. The program offers:

  • Customer service training and national certification 
  • 9 credits through PVCC 
  • Virginia Career Readiness Certification 
  • Computer skills and certification 
  • Career exploration and tools for workplace success
  • Intensive 5 day schedule with supportive instructors 
  • Meetings and workshops with local employers

WHO? If you are 18 or older and have a high school diploma or a GED (or are near completion), you may be eligible for PluggedIn. WIA participants are encouraged to apply.

WHEN? Applicants must be able to commit to a five month program, January - May 2015. PluggedIn students will have classes five days a week from 9 AM to 2 PM at PVCC, Jefferson City Center in downtown Charlottesville.

HOW MUCH?    PluggedIn students will receive free adult education courses and will be assisted in applying for financial aid and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds to cover up to 100% of PVCC courses.

NEXT STEPS:  Following general information sessions, candidates will go through an interview and assessment (testing) process. Then, prospective students will receive help with applications for financial aid and Workforce Investment Act services.  

Information for sharing:

PIVA Brochure (pdf file, created by students)

Students Graduate from ALC's PluggedIn Program - May 2014 story on Channel 29

"PluggedInVA Gets Students Ready for Work" - March 2014 story in the Daily Progress

"PluggedInVA Starts" - story on Channel 29

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Climer, PluggedIn Coordinator

Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education

(434) 981-7676