All employees invited to College and Continuing Education Information Night June 1

School division employees who have been thinking about returning to school for a new degree or maybe just taking a class or two to improve personal interests, skills or hobbies are invited to attend the second annual Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) College and Continuing Education Information Night this Thursday, June 1, from 6-8 p.m. at Landstown Middle School.

“There’s something for everybody—classified and certificate employees,” according to Dr. Paulette France, coordinator in the Office of Professional Growth and Innovation (PGI), which is organizing the event.

“Whether you would like to learn more about advanced degree programs, workforce training, how to obtain a general education diploma (GED) or even just want to take singular classes of personal interest such as computers, cooking, nutrition, music or English, this is a must-attend event since representatives will be present to answer questions,” she added.

To date, 19 colleges and universities, including the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, George Washington University, Old Dominion University, Regent University, Norfolk State University, Tidewater Community College are signed up to attend. Online schools such as the University of Phoenix and Drexel are also on the list of participants. The school division’s Adult Learning Center will also be on hand to provide information about their general education diploma (GED), adult basic education classes and many other programs.

The school division’s Department of Human Resources will also be in attendance to provide information about the VBCPS tuition reimbursement program.

For a full list of higher education institutions participating in College and Continuing Education Information Night, visit PGI’s intranet page or simply stop by the event.

This event is another way that the school division is supporting a culture of growth and excellence, which is Goal 4 of school division’s strategic framework, Compass to 2020.

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