Skilled Trades

Skilled Trades, Construction and Welding Programs

Learning a Skilled Trade at your community college will put you on a fast, straightforward track toward an exciting career in engineering, manufacturing or another construction-related field.

Through the G3 tuition assistance program, students can receive the training, skills and certifications necessary for a long-term career as an architectural, civil, electrical or communications engineer technician.

If you have a knack for mechanical or electrical systems or enjoy thinking through complex functions, this is the industry for you. Skilled Trades like industrial production, drafting and designing, and nuclear engineering are in-demand in Virginia. This means employers are looking for qualified workers who have the skilled training they need to get to work on day one.

Example Skilled Trades Careers

  • Manufacturing engineering technician
  • Nuclear engineering technician
  • Electrician
  • First-line supervisor
  • HVAC technician
  • Diesel mechanic
  • Aircraft maintenance technician
  • Welder
  • Machinist
  • Computer-controlled machine tool operator
  • Surveyor