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Why has Virginia PTAP become Virginia APEX Accelerator? Is this name change necessary and how will it impact me as a client?

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Recent changes to the terms and conditions of our federal funding require that we use “PTAC” in our name in order to create more brand recognition across the US. This will help our federal sponsor build more uniform recognition among corresponding regional and statewide programs throughout the nation and allow our clients and potential clients to understand the PTAC mission no matter where they live. We have not changed our mission and the change from “Program” to “Center” will not impact the services in any way. Some highlights of the transition to Virginia Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) include:

  • Emails sent to ptap@gmu.edu will automatically be forwarded to our new ptac@gmu.edu email address as of 3/29/2019
  • URLs for our main website and client login WILL change but redirects will be put in place for 90 days to give you time to update your bookmarks
    • The new website address will be virginiaptac.org
    • The new client login will be virginiaptac.ecenterdirect.com
  • Phone numbers and staff emails will remain unchanged
  • You may still see the occasional Virginia PTAP branded business card as we transition but contact information for individual counselors will not change as a result of the brand change, and we are still George Mason University employees
  • Services remain the same: Counseling, Training, and Bid Match Service

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