OUT OF SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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: [email protected]
Website: www.adultlearning.vbschools.com
Address: 5100 Cleveland St., Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Communities In Schools of Hampton Roads (CISofHR)

Serves: Portsmouth and Hampton

CISofHR is responsible for the comprehensive case management of Portsmouth and Hampton youth aged 16-24 who are receiving academic re-engagement, occupational skills training, and on-the-job training services. The Site Coordinator will provide personal, academic and employment counseling and assistance; connect participants with community resources as needed; assist participants in securing occupational skills training and on-the-job training; assist in career skills development; and assist participants in securing full-time employment. Additionally, youth participants will receive classroom and hands-on instruction, internship or externship opportunities, job shadowing, resume preparation, mock interviews, career exploration, and financial literacy.

Contact: Summer Ames or Lathaniel Kirts
Phone: 757-817-8284 or 757-241-1442
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cisofhr.org
Address: PO BOX 7784 Portsmouth, VA 23707

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: [email protected]
Website: 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: Cierra Huff
Phone: (757) 314-4241
Fax: (757) 314-1613
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.nrha.us
Address: 201 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

The Youth Workforce Center, New Horizons Regional Education Centers

Serves: The cities of Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, and Poquoson, and the counties of Gloucester, York, and James City.

The Out-of-School Youth Program exists to create a vital pathway for young adults to attain careers in industries or occupational sectors with high-demand jobs. We do this by providing young adults with a structured sequence of education and training opportunities to equip them with the credentials and skills they need to secure employment and career advancement opportunities in the local labor market. Services provided to out-of-school youth include alternative school services, mentoring by appropriate adults, work experience, occupational skills training, leadership development, and appropriate supportive services.

Contact: Nikiesha Virgil
Phone: 757-766-1100 ext. 3385
Fax: 757-766-0296
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://nhrec.org/ywc/
Address: 520 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666

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: 757-648-6210
Fax: 757-468-4234
Email: [email protected]
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: Desiree Key
Phone: 757-569-6770
Fax: 757-569-6055
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.pdc.edu
Address: 100 N College Dr. Franklin, VA 23851