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TARE (Training, Assessment, Retention and Employment)

Non-credit programs and courses are specialized offerings designed to provide the educational, cultural and workforce development needs of the lifelong learners in our community. Although no college credit will be awarded for these programs, students may earn continuing education units (CEU's) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE), which is recorded permanently by the office of lifelong learning. A workforce development student obtains occupational education and skills by participating in any of the following: open enrollment occupational courses and services; customized training and services; IT industry certification and testing; and transitional programs and services.

AWARD:  Certificate of completion.


TARE is a regionally grant funded program that was awarded to PHCC and Danville Community College. PHCC works closely with the Patrick County and Henry-Martinsville Departments of Social Services to provide job readiness skills and job skills training to any client 18 years or older who are receiving TANF and/or VIEW benefits.

The TARE program offers comprehensive and vocational assessments, substance abuse intervention, educational services, soft skills development, intensive job readiness, work adjustment training, basic skills instruction including GED, job analysis, job development and job placement, internships, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship, on-the-job training, follow-up, supportive services and transportation as required.

Non-Credit Course Registration. Pre-registration is required for non-credit courses. Registrations are accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis. Completed non-credit registration form and payment must be received no later than 7 days prior to the start date of the class(es) in which the student intends to enroll. If paying by cash, students can register in the Frith Economic
Development Center at PHCC Main Campus, room 118 or 111. If paying by credit card, students can enroll online, or call (276) 656-0354 to register by phone. If paying by check, students can call (276) 656-0260 or email ; leave your name, mailing address, and phone number. A registration form and class information will be mailed with a return envelope.