Our Numbers


Employer Partners


Full-time students hired


1st-year Retention

Our Mission:


The Employer and New Horizons Team will energize the Hampton Roads’ Economy by creating a ready-to-learn entry-level talent pipeline for local employers to re-capitalize their workforce through recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining Good Life Solution program completers for one year.


ONE Employer, ONE Job, ONE GLS graduate at a time! 

Check out our GLS Promotional video!

Program Timeline







Employer Recruiting to Pre-Screened GLS Candidate Pool via CUED-In App

Candidate Applications submitted to Employers via CUED-In App

Employers Interview selected GLS Candidates

Contingent Job Offers made to selected GLS Candidates

GLS Selection Day

Candidates begin career

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between GLS Build & Serve?

There are two divisions of the Good Life Solution Program.

BUILD Hampton Roads program focuses on the Construction, Information Technology, Automotive, and Engineering/ Manufacturing Trade career pathways.

SERVE Hampton Roads program focuses on the Health Sciences, Human Services, and Public Safety career pathways.

Where are the CTE campuses located?

(BF) Butler Farm Campus – 520 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666

(WL) Woodside Lane Campus – 13400 Woodside Lane, Newport News, VA 23608

What are the class times?

We have an AM session that runs from 7:40 AM – 10:00 AM and a PM session from 12:15 PM – 2:35 PM. Students attend CTE classes every day (Monday – Friday) for 2 hours and 20 minutes a day. If a student attends New Horizons during the AM session, they attend their home high school in the afternoon and vice versa.

How do students qualify for the GLS ‘Build’ program?
  • Students must be a Senior or post-high student enrolled in New Horizons that wants to work full-time after they graduate from High School.
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher (If below 2.0 – must have NHREC Teacher Recommendation).
  • Must have a ‘C’ or better from 1st-semester NHREC class.
  • Can not have more than 10 absences in a year.
Who do I contact if I have questions or want to get incontact with teachers ?

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the campus-assigned Career Specialist. If you want to speak to an instructor to get a reference for a student candidate or want to come to the classroom as a guest speaker or presenter, please contact them directly via email. 


CLICK HERE to access the contact directory.

How does the interview process work?

The students will learn about the various companies and their hiring needs through the CUED-IN website. They will also have the opportunity to speak with employers at the GLS Career Fair. The employers have the option to interview as many of the interested student applicants as they see fit during interview week in person on campus or virtually. Once you finish the ‘student evaluation form’ and give it to the career specialist, that will let New Horizons and the student know if a contingent offer was made. Once all interviews are conducted, the student will let the career specialist know which company they will accept their offer from. The career specialist documents all the information and relays that information to all the employers.

What does contingent offer mean?

After your company interviews candidates and you decide that your company would like to hire a student(s), you notify the campus-assigned Career Specialist and share the names of the student(s) to whom you want to make a contingent offer.

Meaning they will start working “full time” for your company contingent upon:

  • Completing the New Horizons CTE Program
  • Successfully graduating from their home high school
  • Reaching 18 years of age
  • Completing your official HR paper or online application
  • Pass all background checks, drug tests, physical assessments/screening, etc.
What additional items or costs might I incur?

If you made an offer to a student(s), both you and the student(s) will be recognized at “Career Selection Day”, where you will present a hat with your company logo on it and a copy of the official contingent offer. Your company is responsible for providing the hat(s) for the Career Selection Day event.

When will the students start working?

The default start date for students will always be the week after the July 4th holiday. However, some students do not turn 18 until later, so they will have a later start date. You can determine your start date before or after the holiday based on your business needs. Be sure to communicate that with the student during the interview so that expectations are clear.

What is "Career Selection Day"?

Resembling an “athletic signing day”, the Career Selection Day is a high-energy celebratory event that publicly acknowledges students, employers, community members, and stakeholders at the culmination of the program. The Employer presents the student(s) with the company hat and an offer packet on the stage during a televised event. Program graduates announce the employer team and career pathway they will be joining and proudly enter into the “Good Life”.