Headquartered in Abingdon at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, the Southwest Virginia Education and Training Network (SVETN) is a consortium of 16 school divisions and 9 colleges and universities organized for the purpose of providing distance learning opportunities to students. SVETN was organized in 1993. The corporation serves the educational needs of the residents of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe Counties, and the cities of Norton, Galax and Bristol.
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Elite Learning, a program of asynchronous online courses in its ninth year serving the students of southwestern Virginia, is a part of the Southwest Virginia Education and Training Network (SVETN).