Virginia Beach City Public Schools Foundations Transition Program (Operated by the Adult Learning Center)

Serves: Southside Hampton Roads

The Virginia Beach Adult Learning Center’s Foundations Transition Program supports out-of-school youth between the ages of 18 and 24 with the opportunity to enhance their lives through personal growth, life skills instruction, and career development. In addition, this program supports youth with GED® preparation, tutoring, workplace readiness skills, and paid work experience. Participants are able to attend college tours, meet with military recruiters, attend career fairs, and participate in a variety of workshops while enrolled in the program.

Contact: Lisa Belcher
Phone: 757-648-6066
Fax: 757-306-0999
Email: lisa.belcher@VBSchools.com
Website: www.adultlearning.vbschools.com
Address: 5100 Cleveland St., Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Second Chances (Operated by Franklin City Public Schools)

Serves: Franklin

This program targets out of school youth ages 16-24. The purpose of the program is to help students earn their GED. The program is delivered in partnership with the local GED or high school ISAEP programs. Tutors assist participants with gaining the knowledge necessary to obtain their GEDs. The program is held at the adult GED site located at J.P. King Middle School and the in school ISAEP (GED) program.

Contact: Mona Murphy
Phone: 757-562-5187
Fax: 757-562-3656
Email: mmurphy@fcpsva.org
Website: www.fcpsva.org
Address: 310 Crescent Dr., Franklin, Virginia 23851

Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy Boot Camp Program (Operated by the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy)

Serves: Isle of Wright, Southampton, Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach

The Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy Boot Camp program serves out–of-school youth, young men and women between the ages of 17 ½ and 24 years of age.

This eight week fast-track training program, consists of four weeks of training and a four week paid internship with a Maritime Company. The successful program completer, who secures all required United States Coast Guard (USCG) documents, attends all sessions, and passes all tests, will be recognized as an ORINARY SEAMAN, (OS). Youth will complete Basic Safety Training, Deckhand Familiarization and Deck Seamanship, Vessel Personnel with Specific Security Duties, Crisis Management, Crowd Management and an Introduction course to the Maritime Industry, which includes job seeking skills, resume writing and other skills specific to the industry.

Contact: Janice Rothberg
Phone: (757) 200-9145
Fax: (757) 464-2287
Email: jrothberg@mamatrains.com
Address: 5301 Robin Hood Road, Suite 100, Norfolk, VA 23513

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s (NRHA) Out-of-School Youth Program (Operated by the NRHA)

Serves: Norfolk Subsidized Housing Communities

The NRHA Out-of-School Youth Program will improve educational and employment training opportunities for youth living in Norfolk’s subsidized housing communities. Through the preparation for post-secondary education and/or employment, the targeted youth will receive academic training and support so they can earn a GED, exposure to college/university campuses, appropriate job readiness and training, employment placement, job coaching and continued case management to ensure long term success. NRHA is committed to helping these youth advance towards their highest potential through creating opportunities that promote economic vitality, supporting efforts to achieve self-sufficiency and fostering a path to life-long learning.

Contact: Julius Norman
Phone: (757) 314-1695
Fax: (757) 314-1613
Email: jnorman@nrha.us
Website: www.nrha.us
Address: 975 Bagnall Road, Norfolk, VA 23510

Career Services Program (Operated by Southampton County Public Schools)

Serves: Southampton County

The Career Services Program serves Out-of-School Youth between 16-24 years of ages who reside in Southampton County. Through effective counseling services, youth participants engage in the identification and selection of potential post-secondary education opportunities. Structured career exploration activities; labor market education and employment options; and work experiences in related careers prepares our youth for today’s emerging workforce. By taking an unconventional approach and fresh perspective, our mission is to revolutionize our community with skilled individuals equipped with the necessary educational and technical components to meet diverse and ever-changing needs for the workforce.

Contact: Desiree Key
Phone: 757-653-2071
Fax: 757-653-9404
Email: dkey@southampton.k12.va.us
Website: http://schools.southampton.k12.va.us
Address: 23450 Southampton Parkway, Courtland, VA 23837

OSY Career Connections (Operated by Virginia Beach City Public Schools)

Serves: Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach City Public Schools Out-of-School Youth Program serves young people residing in Virginia Beach who are disconnected from the education system and the workforce. Components of the program include personal social development, educational achievement services (GED), career and life skills instruction, financial literacy education, college courses to earn industry credentials, work experience, and on-the-job-training. Participants are encouraged to pursue certification and career paths in advanced manufacturing, IT, medical coding, and hospitality. The goal of the program is to help students obtain a GED and industry credentials to prepare them for higher education or unsubsidized employment. Students have the opportunity to participate in a summer certification camp where they focus on learning valuable workplace readiness skills and obtaining additional certifications.

Contact: Aaron Arnold
Phone: 757.648.1999
Fax: 757-468-4234
Email: Aaron.Arnold@vbschools.com
Website: http://www.vbschools.com/TCE
Address: 1800 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

FastForward Out-of-School Youth Program (Operated by Paul D. Camp Community College’s Division of Workforce Development)

Serves:  The cities of Suffolk and Franklin and the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton

The FastForward Out-of-School Youth Program serves out-of-school youth ages 16-24 who reside in Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Southampton County, and the City of Franklin.  Participants receive career guidance and certification training in one of the following FastForward (WCG) programs:  Class A CDL Truck Driver (a 4-week program); Fast Track Healthcare (a 5-month program rendering completers with certifications in Clinical Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, and EKG Tech); Fast Track Welding (a 4-week program providing students with an American Welding Society certification); NCCER Industrial Maintenance – Electrical & Instrumentation certification (also includes Core and OSHA 10 certifications); various IT certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and/or Cyber Security; and our new MSSC Certified Logistics Technician program in our Regional Warehouse & Distribution Training Facility.  After training, participants will get to experience paid internships with local employers before getting assistance with securing permanent employment.  The program also includes many free workshops, a leadership development capstone, and field trips.

Contact: Crystal McNair-Babb
Phone: 757-569-6770
Fax: 757-569-6055
Email: cmcnair@pdc.edu
Website: www.pdc.edu
Address: 100 N College Dr. Franklin, VA 23851