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Central to the PluggedInVA curriculum is the development of digital literacy skills, 21st century skills, and professional soft skills to prepare learners for employment in a variety of industries as they complete their GED® credential, Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), and industry-recognized certificates.

Email Kate Rolander at kedaly@vcu.edu for the Curriculum Framework and Learner Outcomes.


PluggedInVA Career Pathways

Program Essential Elements

1. PluggedInVA Integrated Curriculum

  • Industry-specific contextualized curriculum
  • GED test preparation and basic skills instruction
  • Digital litearcy skills
  • 21st Century skills
  • Capstone project

2. Co-enrollment at a Postsecondary Institution

3. Industry-recognized Credentials or Certificates

4. Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

5. Career Coaching

6. Active Business Participation




Overview of Core Content

Integrated Applications
Collaborative Learning Activities
Career Focused Field Experiences

Basic Skills Development

Applied Mathematics
Reading for Information
Locating Information

Professional Soft Skills

Business Etiquette

Digital Literacy Skills

Computer Basics
Information Literacy
Internet Use and Security

Basic Skills Development

Critical Thinking
Problem Solving
Collaboration and Teamwork




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