Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in West Virginia


Trade Schools in West Virginia

West Virginia is known as the Mountain State, and for good reason. Nearly 80 percent of the state is covered with forests, and the natural resources hidden beneath the mountains has made West Virginia the second largest producer of coal in the nation. In addition to mining, chemical manufacturing, service activities and commerce top West Virginia's list of booming industries. Trade schools in West Virginia can give you the skills you need to move quickly into these occupations, as well as a wide variety of others.

Why attend trade schools in West Virginia

Technical and vocational schools offer plenty of career options. Though traditionally known for educational programs in fields like engineering, auto repair, computer science and culinary arts, trade schools in West Virginia also offer programs in business, nursing, fashion design, criminal justice, health care, aeronautics, education and more. Trade schools offer targeted education and hands-on experience while teaching the skills required to move immediately into your chosen occupation. They can also help you earn the requirements for licensing and certification.

The job outlook for those in trade school is excellent. The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University projects that nearly two-thirds of the 47 million job openings created in the U.S. between 2008 and 2018 will require some postsecondary education, and nearly half of those--14 million jobs--will go to people with an associate degree or occupational certificate. Moreover, 27 percent of high school grads with an occupational license or certificate short of an associate degree actually earn more than holders of bachelor's degrees.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage for all occupations in West Virginia was $34,580 in 2009. Trade schools in West Virginia can help you earn the skills to move into the field of your choice, so you can begin earning a paycheck as soon as possible.

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            Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in West Virginia

            Academy of Careers and Technology
            Beckley, West Virginia www.wvact.net
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            Glen Dale, West Virginia
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            Ben Franklin Career Center
            Dunbar, West Virginia boe.kana.k12.wv.us
            Carver Career and Technical Center of Kanawha County
            Charleston, West Virginia
            Clarksburg Beauty Academy
            Clarksburg, West Virginia www.clarksburgbeautyacademy.com
            Fayette Institute of Technology
            Oak Hill, West Virginia fit.faye.tec.wv.us
            Fred W Eberle Technical Center
            Buckhannon, West Virginia fetc.upsh.tec.wv.us
            Garnet Career Center
            Charleston, West Virginia kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/garnet/
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            Huntington School of Beauty Culture
            Huntington, West Virginia
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            James Rumsey Technical Institute
            Martinsburg, West Virginia www.jamesrumsey.com
            Mercer County Technical Education Center
            Princeton, West Virginia mctec.merc.tec.wv.us
            Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center
            Waverly, West Virginia www.meredithmanor.com
            Monongalia County Technical Education Center
            Morgantown, West Virginia boe.mono.k12.wv.us/mtec/
            Morgantown Beauty College Inc
            Morgantown, West Virginia www.morgantownbeautycollege.com
            Mountain State College
            Parkersburg, West Virginia www.mountainstate.org
            Mountaineer Beauty College
            St. Albans, West Virginia www.webmbc.com
            North Central West Virginia Opportunities Industrialization Center
            Fairmont, West Virginia www.oicwv.org
            Putnam Career and Technical Center
            Eleanor, West Virginia putnam.schoolspan.com/pctc/
            Ralph R Willis Career and Technical Center
            Logan, West Virginia lc2.boe.loga.k12.wv.us/rrwvocat/
            Roane-Jackson Technical Center
            Leroy, West Virginia www.roane-jacksontechnicalcenter.com
            Scott College of Cosmetology
            Wheeling, West Virginia
            United Technical Center
            Clarksburg, West Virginia
            Valley College of Technology
            Martinsburg, West Virginia www.valleycollege.com
            Valley College of Technology
            Beckley, West Virginia www.vct.edu
            Valley College of Technology
            Princeton, West Virginia www.valleycollege.com
            West Virginia Business College
            Wheeling, West Virginia www.wvbc.edu
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            Institute, West Virginia www.wvdrs.org
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            Morgantown, West Virginia www.wvuhradtech.com