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Our Mission

The mission of Region 20 Adult & Continuing Education programs include helping those individuals ages 18 and above earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) by providing instruction in the areas of reading/language, math, science, and history; creating pathways towards post-secondary training and certification programs; exploring careers and citizenship principles; and improving technology and employability skills that will be
vital now and in the future.

Region 20 (southeastern Virginia) will offer HSE programs in the areas of Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED) and English Language Learners (ELL/ESOL) in the cities and counties of Chesapeake, Franklin City, Isle of Wight County, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. 

Announcements and Upcoming Events
  • Update on VCW and HRVEC Services moving to virtual - Click for Details

  • Need A Ride To Work?  Check out these programs!

  • Check out the Portsmouth Public Schools' Adult and Continuing Education Summit! Register at  Thursday, December 3rd at 6:oopm.  

  • VCW and HRVEC Virtual Workshop Calendar - December

  • Connecting Opportunities Program. Funding for 30 students is granted  to complete trade programs through Tidewater Community College’s Skilled Trades Academy. Participants will receive trainings and employment assistance for in-demand construction and maritime trades such as welding, roofing, National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) Core, and more.  SEE FLYER

    • This program is open to those ages 18 and up who reside in Norfolk and Portsmouth and are members of the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) community.

    • Interested applicants should contact Nahla Saleh, 757.629.4676 to start the enrollment process. Our 2nd Co-hort will start in December.

  • Veteran's Week Resource Fair and Resume Workshop.

  • Women in Skilled Careers Program (WISC) is accepting applications HERESee flyer for details.  
    WISC is a Federal grant from the United States Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau funded to provide the necessary skills and credentials to enter the ship repair industry in Hampton Roads. The WISC program provides opportunities to develop soft skills, workforce preparation activities including resume and interview workshops, a technical math course, and industry familiarization activities including industry speakers and shipyard tours. Participants develop hands-on trade skills and earn industry preferred credentials (MTT Level 1, OSHA-10, EFR, and Blueprint Reading). In partnership with the Virginia Ship Repair Association, we coordinate job interviews for WISC participants in the final weeks of our program.  If you have questions regarding the WISC program, please email or call 757-266-6546.

  • Check out our New Program:  The National External Diploma Program.  ​

    • Are you 18 years or older and unable to pass the official GED tests?  Need a diploma in a short period of time?  If so, you may want to take advantage of the National External Diploma Program (NEDP) option available within Region 20. 

    • Click here for more information

  • NextGen August Virtual Workshop calendar is attached.  Specifically targeted to 16-24, however, relevant and open to EVERYONE!​  See Flyer for details.

  • Virginia Rent Relief Program and Mortgage Relief Program - See Flyer

  • FREE Online Training!  Job Seekers, learn how to market yourself for employment with free online workshops!  See Flyer for details!

  • The NexGen team is offering a multitude of financial workshops this month. Financial literacy is essential in ensuring young people are prepared for their futures.  To review and register for workshops, please click on the link listed below and select live events! 

  • Check out Virginia Beach’s GED Recognition Ceremony!  Congratulations to all graduates. Watch Here!

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