The Virginia Beach Technical & Career Education Center (Tech Center, 2925 N Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house reunion on Wednesday, March 29, from 6-8 p.m., for all students and staff both past and present. The Tech Center opened its doors in September 1972 to provide career-training opportunities for students in grades 11 and 12. Over the past 50 years, the Tech Center has maintained focus on career preparation and employability for its students and continues to evolve to meet the demands of the ever-changing workforce. Having served more than 40,000 students, the Tech Center currently has 682 students enrolled in programs for the 2022-23 school year.
The course work available at the ATC for Virginia Beach City Public School (VBCPS) students is cutting edge and designed to prepare them not only for existing careers, but also those that will be emerging in the coming decades. Students who complete programs at the ATC have the unique opportunity to continue their education in college, enter the job market, join the military, or pursue any pathway to success that they choose.
In most ATC courses, the opportunity to obtain industry certification is an outstanding reason to consider participation in the ATC programs. Some courses may also lead to college credit.
The Center offers three strands of curriculum: Information Technology, and Computer Sciences, Digital Design & Marketing and Architecture, Engineering & Manufacturing. A description of the courses available within each of these strands can be viewed by using the following links: