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"PluggedIn" Program to Help Students Transition into College, Career

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New store openings in Charlottesville mean new job opportunities. Now, a Charlottesville organization is gearing up to train people for new careers in the growing job market.

The Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education Center is looking for up to 20 students for its first “PluggedIn” program. PluggedInVA is for students with a high school diploma or GED who need support transitioning into college or a career.

Students will take classes five days a week for six months. When they complete the program, they'll earn the National Retail Federation's professional certification in customer service and nine college credits.

"To take the PluggedIn program, I was hoping to get experience on my resume to look better and hopefully land a job in the receptionist area of things,” said Amber Roberts, prospective PluggedIn student.

The program officially kicks off in January and goes until June 2014.

There are information sessions scheduled for Wednesday at noon and Monday, December 9 at 6 p.m. at the Adult Learning Center in the Ix building.

For more information on the program, click here.

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