High School Cadet Program

We are proud to announce the winners of the the Hampton Roads Public Works Academy (HRPWA) Scholarships. Two $1000 scholarships for post-high school education were generously donated to HRPWA by The American Public Works Association mid-Atlantic chapter. Students from Virginia Beach Technical and Career Educational Center were selected based on academic achievement and community involvement.

The College and Career Academy at Pruden HRPWA Scholarship Recipients

Hampton Roads Public Works Academy’s College Bound Cadets!

We are proud and honored to announce HRPWA’s Cadets, Yessenia Winston and Faith Rivers as recipients of the Hampton Roads Public Works Academy Scholarship!

Yessenia and Faith both hail from Suffolk Public Schools located in Suffolk, Virginia, Lakeland High School and King’s Fork High School, respectively. Both students were enrolled in the Cybersecurity Operations program at The College and Career Academy at Pruden (CCAP). They excelled academically at their base schools, in addition to demonstrating exemplary performance in their Cadet and Technical Education (CTE) programs at CCAP.

These hard-working cadets, successfully completed two (2) years in their program, in which they were exceedingly committed and dedicated. Thus far, they are upholding the ideals of what it means to be outstanding students. Based on their commitment, dedication, consistency and service to their community, both Yessenia and Faith were selected as this year’s recipients for the HRPWA Scholarship.
Upon graduation, Yessenia plans to attend Christopher Newport University and Faith plans to attend Virginia State University this fall. We wish them well in their future endeavors!

This two-year program is centered on high school students from New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center, The College and Career Academy at Pruden, and Virginia Beach Technical and Career Educational Center. Students that are recommended by their teacher and accepted into this program after an interview process, will be required to meet some basic criteria. If these conditions are not met, a student will be released from the program.

  1. Complete an application
  2. Have good attendance
  3. Maintain their Career and Technical course average of a ‘C’ or better
  4. Complete a summer internship
  5. Display good work ethics

Upon successful completion students will receive their certificate, which among other benefits, will highlight them as first priority for public works and utilities positions. In most cases, positions will be available immediately after program completion.

Printable Informational Flyer

HRPWA Cadet Brochure

Upcoming Courses at New Horizons

  • April 10, 2024 Water Distribution
  • April 24, 2024 Solid Waste
  • May 1, 2024 Employability Skills
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