FCPS Adult and Community Education Recognized by Fairfax County School Board for its Exemplary Career and Technical Education Programs

The programs empower the community to advance their skills, career opportunities, and enhance their lives

Fairfax, VA – February 22, 2024 – Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Adult and Community Education (ACE), the leading provider of flexible and affordable classes to promote learning at any stage in life, announced today that it has been recognized by the Fairfax County School Board for its exemplary programs in support of career and technical education, and adult community education.

Along with the expansion of exploratory and certificate programs, FCPS ACE now has over 500 Online Anytime courses available to enable the community affordable and convenient opportunities to enhance their skills, their careers, and their lives that they can take online, at anytime from anywhere. FCPS ACE’s workforce development programs, which include Business and Information Technology, Health and Medical, Adult ESOL, and Apprenticeship provide students the ability to acquire job skills, transition to new careers, and have equitable access to societal resources to grow as workers and citizens.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Fairfax County School Board for our commitment to career and technical education,” Paul D. Steiner, Adult and Community Education Administrator commented. “This recognition goes beyond our programs themselves. It calls attention to the impact these programs have on the lives of members of our community and the value they deliver. With our future focused on continuing to build out programs and partnerships, we can only imagine the even greater self-growth opportunities we’ll provide to our students and the positive impact it will have on the success of the greater Fairfax community.”

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The Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Adult and Community Education program (ACE) is the leading provider of flexible, affordable, outcome-oriented classes to promote learning at any stage in life. We offer more than 3,000 courses in a wide range of subjects that empower students of all ages and backgrounds to explore options for after high school graduation, gain valuable technical training, advance their careers with relevant skills, or enhance their lives with a range of personal interest classes. Our students and their success are what drive FCPS ACE. With more than 60 years of history and a deep connection to the local community, FCPS ACE is for you. For more information, visit www.aceclasses.fcps.edu and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.