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Program for Adults in Vocational Education (PAVE Program), Reynolds Community College


The only one of its kind in the state of Virginia, the Program for Adults in Vocational Education (PAVE) is a two-year vocational training program which:

Serves students with intellectual, physical, emotional, and learning disabilities.

  • PAVE accommodates the unique learning needs of students with differing ability levels and upholds the learning environment principles of the entire community college.

Provides students with tools to become independent support professionals in their field.

  • Industry certifications are offered within our Food Service (ServSafe®), Health Care (First Aid/CPR) and Child Care (First Aid/CPR) programs.
  • All PAVE programs are designed to allow students to work independently within their field through an unpaid, coordinated internship after completing professional and social skills training in the classroom.

Enriches academic abilities through tailored curriculum and comprehensive support

  • Small class sizes and focused curriculum promotes academic success for students with specialized learning needs.
  • Dedicated faculty, staff, and tutors work to help students achieve their professional goals.
  • PAVE works in coordination with other community resource agencies to ensure student success.

Fosters a unique community college experience and employment opportunities.

  • Students are encouraged to engage in the full college experience through participation in the PAVE club and other student life organizations and activities throughout Reynolds.
  • A dedicated internship specialist will place students throughout the community and coach them through the internship in order to increase student chances of employment after graduation.


(804) 523-5572


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