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Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) offers Adult Education and Apprenticeship training that covers a range of technical education courses. The career and technical offerings will help lifelong learners: enhance current skills, gain new knowledge for increased job marketability, continue life-long learning, make life more enjoyable, or simply have fun. CATEC provides a positive place for post-secondary learning. Apprenticeship programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry and provide employer sponsors and their employees with the required related technical instruction hours needed to satisfy a full Apprenticeship program.

Adult Education and Apprenticeship Video

Also, watch the "Virginia Registered Apprenticeship - Your Next Step" video to learn more about Registered Apprenticeship.


Spring 2022: You can view CATEC's Adult Education and Apprenticeship course schedule here.


You can view CATEC's Adult Education and Apprenticeship course offerings and policies here


CATEC offers online certificates and courses through various partnerships, ensuring students receive a quality CATEC education from the comfort of home. Classes are offered through CATEC Online Certificates and Courses partnership as well as its UGotClass partnership .


CATEC's Adult Education and Apprenticeship Programs is excited to announce that our Automotive Service Technology, Automotive Body Repair, Pharmacy Technician, Certified Nurse Aide, and Dental Assistance programs are all approved for Veteran's Affairs benefits.



Scholarships are available to adult learners. See the left side bar for scholarship information. Note that both scholarships have two award windows; one for Fall and one for Spring terms. Applications are due by July 1 and December 5th. Awards will be announced in July and December. Only completed applications with all requested statements and references will be considered. If you need help in completing or need a paper copy, please stop by the CATEC Adult Education office M-Th from 12-7 p.m.


Interested in becoming a community partner? Here are just a few ways CATEC's Adult Education and Apprenticeship Programs can collaborate with you.

Community Partners


For inquiries about our Adult Education and Apprenticeship programs, contact:

  • Emily Thomas, CATEC Adult Education and Apprenticeship Office Associate/Database Administrator, by email or call (434) 973-1945

  • Shannon Tomlin, CATEC Adult Education and Apprenticeship Program Manager, by email or call (434) 973-1945