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.
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.
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