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NEDP Success Stories

For NEDP graduates, completing a high school diploma opens the opportunity to transition to postsecondary education, improve employment options, provide positive role models for their children, and improve their lives in other significant ways.

The personal testimonials below are just a few of the success stories of our graduates.

 

Pursuing Higher Education, Improving Employment Opportunities,
and Changing Lives!

NEDP client visits the Virginia General Assembly

NEDP client visits the Virginia General Assembly

Virginia – An NEDP client and her assessor from the Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education Center had a hands on civic lesson as she shared her adult learning story with the Virginia General Assembly.

TJACE goes to Richmond

“One of the best days of my life” stated Sharon Eldridge, National External Diploma Program (NEDP) client at TJACE, after a recent visit to the VA General Assembly. “I was so happy to share my adult learning story with Senator Creigh Deeds and Delegate David Toscano.  They both seemed genuinely supportive and appreciative of my hard work towards my high school diploma.  They took the time to congratulate and take pictures with me.  I was thrilled!”

Sharon and Carol Coffey, TJACE Regional Specialist, joined other adult educators and students on January 18, 2017 to share Adult Education success stories from around the state as part of VAACE Legislative Day.  They met with over 25 legislators and aides.  Sharon commented, “I was astonished at how my story was so well received by everyone.  Delegate Ken Plum, a former Adult Educator, shared his experiences with both the GED and the NEDP.  To hear the stories of how many people have been helped along the way was truly amazing and inspiring to me.”  

While there, Sharon and Carol also attended an Education Sub-Committee meeting and observed the Senate in session.  “To see law-making in action was fascinating.  I will never forget this extraordinary experience,” noted Sharon.  

TJACE offers both GED and NEDP high school credentialing programs for adults in Charlottesville City and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties. 

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