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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ― John Quincy Adams

The Commonwealth’s vision is that every Virginian be prepared with the knowledge, skills, and credentials necessary to excel in the 21 st century economy. This page leads to professional development and technology integration resources for regional managers and administrators of public and private adult education and literacy programs.

The Program Manager Quick Reference Toolkit 2019-2020 provides links to the most commonly used program management resources by topic.

To remain up-to-date on important adult education program information, please subscribe to or create an account with the following:

  1. VAELN listserv The VAELN listserv is managed by VALRC and is used to advertise upcoming professional development opportunities, news, and other important information for Virginia adult educators.
  2. COVLC The Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center, or COVLC, is Virginia’s learning management system. By creating an account in COVLC, users can enroll in VALRC-sponsored events and manage their professional development transcripts.
  3. LINCS The Literacy Information and Communication System, or LINCS, is a federally-managed resource for adult educators in the U.S. LINCS offers professional development courses and modules, online communities of practice, and information of interest to the field.
  4. In Session With the GED® Program blog. Get the latest news and updates from the GED® program.
  5. Workforce GPS WorkforceGPS is an online technical assistance website created to help build the capacity of America's public workforce investment system. Here you will find curated communities of interest, useful webinars and other training resources, promising workforce development practices, and relevant evidence-based research
  6. Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education Learn more about the role of adult education in the workforce development system in Virginia including high school equivalency credential (HSE), adult secondary completion options, grants and funding, data, monitoring and evaluation, program policy and guidance, professional development, regional programs, and resources.


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Beginning in program year 2018-2019, all assessment certification and recertification training is managed at the program level. To find more information on this topic, please see the VALRC Guide to Submitting External Learning Documentation of Assessment Training to the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center document, or click on the Policies, Regulations and Reporting link in the left margin.

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