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Adult Career Coaches

Virginia’s Community College Adult Career Coaches assist community college students, adult education students and One-Stop Career Center clients in developing career and postsecondary education and training plans.

Adult career coaches assist clients with gaining admission to education and workforce programs, applying for financial aid (including applying for financial assistance available through the workforce system) and attaining workforce support services (including childcare and transportation). The adult career coach acts as a guide to college services including tutoring and student support services.

Adult career coaches are available at all 23 of Virginia’s community colleges.

High School Career Coaches

Virginia Community Colleges High School Career Coaches are community college employees who are based in local high schools to help high school students define their career aspirations and to recognize community college and other postsecondary programs, including apprenticeships and workforce training, that can help students achieve their educational and financial goals.

The fundamental objectives of the VCCS High School Career Coaches Program are to empower students to make informed decisions about their career and educational plans and to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and training.


James André
Director of Career Coaching and  Transition Programming
Workforce Development Services
Office: 804-819-4781
Fax: 804-819-1699