Mission & Objectives

The Center for Apprenticeship and Adult Training will serve as an affordable and valuable post-secondary educational resource that connects adult technical training to the current and future economic needs of—and workforce development on—the Virginia Peninsula and provide productive life-enhancing skills.

  • The Center is committed to the objective of providing sequential and comprehensive career and technical training so that area adults may obtain life-enhancing skills that will increase their ability for both initial and continuing employment in an ever-changing job market.
  • The Center has trade advisory committees that meet semi-annually to assist in guiding direction for apprenticeship and adult training. Apprenticeship Related-Instruction consists of training for occupations commonly known as skilled crafts or trades.
  • The Center works closely with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) and will frequently conduct joint visits to business and industry with the local DOLI representative.
  • The adult technical and health science training courses are designed y for employment into a specific occupation. This avenue provides the necessary skills training in a minimum amount of time.