Does being on the front lines get your adrenaline pumping or make you wish you had a change of pants? If you are prepared for a hands on job, consider pursuing a degree in Trades & Careers. It can be dangerous, but you could be the change the world needs.
Let’s look into the future. Baby boomers are leaving the workforce as quickly as they entered the world, creating a promising job market for future applicants. More than 66% of government employers are planning to hire for new positions this year, up 5% from 2013*. An added bonus-employees in the Trades & Careers industry are generally very satisfied with their jobs, because they’re making a difference.
You could be anything from a firefighter to an auto mechanic, or even a military service member. Maybe helping people is your calling, and all you need to do is pick up the phone. Are you ready to join the team? It sure is a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.*Governing, http://www.governing.com/news/headlines/gov-state-local-government-employment-outlook-survey-for-2014.html
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 3 Trades and Careers degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 165 Trades and Careers students graduated with students earning 156 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Master's degrees.
Liberty University offers 3 Trades and Careers degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 46 Trades and Careers students graduated with students earning 40 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Advanced Technology Institute Virginia Beach, VA||22 : 1||504|
|Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA||66 : 1||19,064|
|Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA||81 : 1||51,822|
|Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon, VA||49 : 1||2,286|
|Danville Community College Danville, VA||61 : 1||2,813|
|Southside Virginia Community College Alberta, VA||60 : 1||3,219|
|Southwest Virginia Community College Cedar Bluff, VA||60 : 1||2,338|
|Tidewater Tech-Trades Norfolk, VA||420|
|Wytheville Community College Wytheville, VA||84 : 1||2,450|
|John Tyler Community College Chester, VA||89 : 1||10,152|
|Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton, VA||67 : 1||7,314|
|New River Community College Dublin, VA||90 : 1||4,332|
|Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg, VA||65 : 1||3,813|
|J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA||75 : 1||8,711|
|Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave, VA||58 : 1||3,834|
|CET-Alexandria Alexandria, VA||103|
|Virginia Western Community College Roanoke, VA||82 : 1||6,303|
|Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville, VA||50 : 1||2,238|
|Rudy & Kelly Academy-A Paul Mitchell Partner School Virginia Beach, VA||213|
|Avi Career Training Great Falls, VA||23|