High School Cadet Program

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

New Horizons Career & Technical Education Center HRPWA Scholarship Recipients

Neekio Gipson will be working in our internship program this summer with Newport News Public Works Street Repair Division. He wants to begin his career with them and continue his education with New Horizons’ Center for Apprenticeship & Adult Training (CFAAT) Program to learn Plumbing at night.

Carlos Lewis will be continuing his education at Norfolk State University this Fall, and he will study Construction Management.

The College and Career Academy at Pruden HRPWA Scholarship Recipient

Another Well-Deserving Scholarship Recipient!
We are proud and honored to announce this year’s (2023-2024) Hampton Roads Public Works Academy (HRPWA) Scholarship Recipient, Jacie Guerra!
Jacie hails from Nansemond River High School, located in Suffolk, Virginia. She enrolled in CCAP’s Cybersecurity Operations program at The College and Career Academy at Pruden (CCAP) in the 2022-2023 School Year. Jacie was one of CCAP’s strongest Ambassador Students, always willing to lend a hand. Because of her hard work, dedication, academic excellence, and willingness to participate in “all things CCAP”, I felt that she deserved to be this year’s HRPWA Scholarship recipient.
Upon graduation, Jacie will be attending Old Dominion University this fall, majoring in Cybersecurity. Hopefully, she will return to Suffolk and become a Cybersecurity Operations Specialist for the City of Suffolk Public Works Department. We wish her well in her 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



Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Graduates

Kelechukwu Akujuobi
Allen Berkeley
Alexandra Bigelow
Shaniya Brown
Thailent Brown
Chris Calloway
Dylan Cornett
Aldrian David
Fe’San Eduardo
Aden Emery
Bobby Freeman
Devin Gilliam
Neekio Gipson
William Greenfield
Jacie Guerra
Logan Haslip
Zack Hernandez
Jaylen Johnson
Reginald Johnson
Kalil Joshua
Logan Kinkead
Carlos Lewis
Bryson Lowther
Leonard Moses
Luke Mullins
Yanga Ngu
Landon Patton
Gustave Reiken
Domingo Sigur
Darius Stanford
Jaxon Vincent
Morgan White

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Graduates

Troy Argensinger
Sarai Bailey
Astro Bren
Joshua Cade
Aubrey Copeland
Jalen Crews
Hayden Feather
Garrett Hartman
Nasir King
Brayden Lassiter
Claire Mueller
Daniel Nelson
Fields Nelson
Cameron Poplin
Kalique Powell
Gastave Reiken
Faith Rivers
John Shipman
Austin Stotts
William Thompson
Sean White
Yessenia Winston

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Graduates

Earthell Alfred
Thomas Lindsey
Ryland O’Hara

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Graduates

Jeah Hacinas
Jaylen Johnson

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Graduates

Keagan Aue-Drummond
Devon Courtney
Paige Gerhard
Matthew Gravely
Deziyah Green
Brian Hampton
Taina Martinez
Jacob Mooney
Robert Osborne
Angel Pena
Niya Randolph
Anastasia Richardson
Tasia Ricks
Darrell Sheets
Julia Shelton
John Soulerin
Ryan Woodward

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Graduates

Darius Aldridge
Anthony Brewer
Tyree Casteel
Caleb Cowles
Colin Eastman
Rachel Farthing
Trent Fisher
Chandler Fowler
Kane Hamilton
Kellye Johnson
Hunter McElveen
Matthew Montgomery
Jonathan Robinson
Matthew Saporito
Ellison Smith
Bailey Stewart
Aaron Wheeler
Jordan Woodman

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Graduates

Christian Andrejko
Rquan Batten
Madison Belcher
William Copeland
Adrian Dillard
Shane Donahue-Perucci
Scottinae Hatchett
Alek Hensberger
Moses Hinton
Deantre Hunter
Darryl Mickel
Mekayla Rundle
Benjamin Shapiro
Joseph Shematek
Dwight Williams

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Graduates

Christian Brito
Matthew Carter
Matthew Chambers
Ronnie Cortes
Darcy Finch
Julio Gonzalez
Bakari Jenkins
Shaiheim Johnson
Justin Koontz
Owen Lawrence
Omar Lezcano
Jonathan Monahan
Reid Morris
Howard Odom
Kevin Parker
Patrick Porto
Isaac Smith
Tyler Stallings
Samuel Turner
Justice Williams
Joseph Williamson
Hannah York

Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Graduates

William Babb
Lakendra Batten
Antonio Blackley
Andrew Brown
Anthony Brown
Hunter Davenport
Jacqulyn Faison
Brandon Harrison
Mark Ramirez
Christina Ramos
Christian Reese
Miguel Roman
Delano Smith
Brittany Watkins
Jalil Williams
Ron Williams

Congratulations to our 2011-2012 Graduates

Dakota Ashley
Anthony Copeland
Chris Guillot
Michaelangelo Hooker
Christopher Kennedy
Julian May
Robert Nieberger
Chanice Reid
Micahel Richardson
Rakeem Smith
Elizabeth Stone
Matthieu Sullivan
Matthew Thompson

Congratulations to our 2010-2011 Graduates

Michael Davis
Melvin Hazelton
Michael Johnson
Joshua Lamendola
Trevor Olton
Christopher Patrick
Xavier Ruiz
Michael Stallard
Ricky Wilkons
Rolf Zierow

Congratulations to our 2009-2010 Graduates

Corey Critzer
Charles Dunlap
Alex Harp

Congratulations to our 2008-2009 Graduates

Maxwell Evans
Brett James
Lamar Steward
Darrell Harper