PRACEP, in Planning District 9, is one of 22 regional adult education programs in Virginia funded under the Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. Almost one million adults in Virginia do not have a high school diploma or GED®. In alliance with the State of Virginia, our goal is to prepare as many of these individuals as possible for post secondary education and/or careers, through learning programs aligned with 21st century expectations and economies.
Additionally we strive to assist immigrants and those of foreign nationalities who need help learning the English language so that they can better interact in their communities and work toward goals of citizenship.
In addition to PRACEP our organization runs the Piedmont Testing Center which is an official Pearson Vue GED® testing provider.
PRACEP serves the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
We are continuously developing partnerships and programs to help our students with career pathway activities which prepare them with the academic and work force skills they need to successfully transition into college, careers, and responsible citizenship.
The mission of PRACEP, in collaboration with mandated WIOA partners, is to raise the educational levels of eligible adults by providing academic instruction in a caring environment that strengthens literacy and English language skills, promotes the attainment of GED® credentials and provides the foundation for post-secondary education and highly skilled employment.
The new semester for both GED and ESOL classes will begin in early January. But you can register anytime. Call for an appointment in a location close to you. 540-718-8243
(en espanol: 540-212-1957)
Register at www.ged.com if you're interested in taking the GED® test. There are a lot of hints and loads of information to ease text anxiety. Set up an account - there is no cost to do so. You'll need it later when you are ready to sign up for the official test.
This year's class of 2019 Educator Paraprofessional cohort is currently underway! We are excited for our strong team who will complete a 6-month program with credentials enabling them to kick-start a career path in the education field.
The Virginia CareerWorks Center - Culpeper (formally the Culpeper Workforce Center) has a "Computer Basics Class" every Friday from 2:00-4:00pm. You need only attend one session. Call 540-212-4570 to register or if you have questions. Get help with using a mouse & keyboard, opening applications, using a flashdrive, and operating systems. Bring your questions!
PRACEP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, sex, gender, age, marital status, genetic information or disability in its employment practices or educational program and activities. Compliance inquiries should be directed to the
Regional Program Manger by phone at 540-718-8243.