Adult and Career Education of Central Virginia

Free Classes, Free Tutoring

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Amherst- (434) 528-6494

Appomattox- (434) 664-9906

Bedford- (540) 586-1270)

Campbell- (434) 477-5583 Ex. 632

Lynchburg- (434) 515-5160

Volunteer Tutors Needed!

ACE is looking for individuals to work one-on-one, in classes or in small group settings with adults who need help in basic literacy or English as a second language. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the life of one person, and a difference in the community. No experience is necessary: ACE will provide training, resource materials, meeting places and support. If you are able to commit to around 2 hours a week, get in touch - we'd love to hear from you!

Success Story - Ella Oulds

Ella, on the right,celebrates with a classmate who she helped to pass the GED test.  


New Location for ESL class

The ESL class that was meeting at Liberty University in Demoss Hall has been moved. Starting tonight, we will be meeting at the Liberty Mountain Conference Center, rooms LMCC 104/105, 106/107, and 108 through the rest of the semester.  The LMCC is

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Bedford County

New FREE 8 week Adult Ed. GED class will start Jan. 7,2019. Register on the first day of class. Must be 18 yrs. or older.
The class is Monday-Thursday 9-12 at the Alternative Ed. Center, 600 Edmund Street, Bedford. (mobile)

Must purchase Steck-Vaughn The Complete Test Preparation for 2014 GED test book.  All participants will receive free vouchers for the Official Practice Test and may qualify for free GED testing worth $120. 

Make an 8 week commitment now.

Now Is The Time to Volunteer!!

ACE has an orientation/training session next week for those interested in becoming a volunteer tutor.  No experience is necessary; we ask for enthusiasm, patience and an interest in making a difference in the life of an individual, and the community at large.  ACE will provide training and support, resources and meeting places. If you would like more information, please click the "Contact Us" link at the top right of the page, or give us a call, 434-528-6494. 

Success Story: Mariella Rodriguez

When Mariella Rodriguez was in Uruguay, she never liked English. In high school, she hated studying English. She never needed nor saw the need for English, until four years ago, when she came to America with her husband and found herself struggling to learn the language or to live a normal life.


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The Road to Success Virginia Pathways (RSVP) Hospitality Management Cohort Celebrates

As students celebrated their successes, they also reflected on their situation prior to entering the program. There were tears, applause, laughter, and a sense of excitement of opportunities that have already happened or will happen because of the training and education that they had received. Six students earned a total of 41 certificates and more to come as they would sit for their final test after the luncheon. We are so proud of these participants and look forward to the next cohort, which is set to start in January, 2018. If interested, please contact us.

Our Very Own, Recognized Throughout the State

Recently, a staff member of ours was recognized by the Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education for Support Staff of the Year. The entire ACE leadership team was there to honor her as VAACE recognized her for her award in front of hundreds of adult educators and administrators at the VAACE Conference in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

PluggedIn VA Manufacturing Tech Tours Automated Conveyor Systems

A special thanks to Automated Conveyor Systems for providing a great tour of their facility to our PIVA MT participants. To find out more about the PIVA Manufacturing Tech program and to apply for the next cohort, set to start in March, contact John Gloss at


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