New Horizons Regional Education Center was created in 1965 as Virginia Peninsula Vocational Technical Education Centers at the renovated Copeland Park Elementary School in Hampton, Virginia.
Adult Education Comes to NHREC
In 1966, New Horizons began to serve the adult population with continuing education classes and apprenticeship-related instruction. These classes were offered in the evening and on weekends. The adult training program was initially known as New Horizons Adult Education Center.
In 1978, the Woodside Lane Campus (pictured in the gallery) in Newport News was built as a second campus to reach the Upper Peninsula population.
In 2006, the name of the adult training program was changed to the Center for Apprenticeship and Adult Training.
Currently, Apprenticeship and Adult Training classes are held at both the Hampton and Newport News campuses, as well as onsite throughout the Greater Hampton Roads area.