News & Notices

BYF/HRCC Scholarship is OPEN!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

We are excited announce that the BYF/HRCC scholarship will be accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. This scholarship is available to high school seniors, military service members, postsecondary students or anyone planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction. Awarded recipients will receive an initial $500 the first year and may renew the scholarship for up to two years. Applications are due October 31, 2017 and awarded recipients will be notified by November 30, 2017. To apply online, visit BYF.org/hrcc-scholarship.


Student's go on to Success Because of Programs at VTI

Monday, May 2, 2016

With Virginia Technical Institute's 95% placement rating in the job field, it is no wonder that students who attend our school see tangible results for their efforts and hard work. Our students come from all different backgrounds and paths of life, some are just starting in a career field and some are coming back to school to try their hands at something different, but, no matter where you are at in life, investing in yourself by getting an education with VTI lays the foundation for a successful future. Below are just a few stories of some of our students here at VTI:

Ryan, newly married and working at a local retail store, responded to a VTI television Ad and filled the last welding training position.  After one year at VTI he is starting a new career in welding at Banker Steel.

Jeremy, who after his first semester at VTI, was hired by his VTI HVAC instructor to work at Moore’s.  He continued to attend classes at VTI as part of the company’s "Continuing Education" program and after two years of training, is now a service technician.

Ryan, who found his two semesters of carpentry education very useful on the mission field in Guatemala, he is now forming concrete foundations for walls to protect the villagers from thieves.

Kelson, after working in manufacturing for a number of years, decided to specify in welding.  He applied for a more rewarding welding position with an architectural design and welding company near his home in New York.  The NCCER credentials he earned at VTI got him a quick interview and hire.

Cheyenne, a Liberty University student majoring in Mechanical Engineering, enrolled in a welding class at VTI. Because of her engineering background and welding skills, she already has an offer from Banker Steel as a designer after graduation.

Scholarships Available!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Those who are seeking scholarship opportunities may refer to the below list:

1. Horatio Alger Scholarship

https://www.acteonline.org/general.aspx?id=9723#.Vw0iG_krLcf

2. Mike Rowe Foundation

https://www.scholarsapply.org/mikeroweworks/

3. Southside Electric Coop Scholarship

 http://www.sec.coop/vmdaec2016

4. Ralph and Mitchell Walker Scholarship

https://securec31.ezhostingserver.com/vbfinc-org/RalphMitchellScholar/scholarship.cfm

5. Virginia Construction Industry Educational Foundation

http://vcief.org/applications.html

 6. BYF/HRCC Scholarship 

http://byf.org/hrcc-scholarship



VTI's Virginia Trade Expo

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

This will be a very different kind of trade show as we will only be featuring companies that have some direct connection to the trades (carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, welding etc.).

 This is an excellent opportunity for your student and yourself to make valuable connections with area companies that are looking to provides services to local residents and who are also considering apprentices and interns at their companies.

Visit us from 11:00am - 2:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Virginia Technical Institute Impacts Student's Lives

Monday, October 19, 2015

At our institute, it is our goal to educate and influence all lives, even those who don't necessarily come here to earn a trade. While some students attend our school to harness their skills for labor force jobs, some come to learn about using their hands and understand basic skills of using tools. Below is just one example of how Virginia Technical Institute is changing lives and giving people real-world skills to use for their future.

              "The reason I took CRFT 101 was because I had a mild interest in working with my hands. I knew I didn’t want to be a professional tradesman but I still wanted to be handy. I wanted to be able to look at a tool and be able to talk about what it is and how it works. I wanted to have a basic knowledge of electrical, carpentry, and plumbing.

              I learned quite a bit. I learned how to properly use power tools and what to use them for. I now know how to work safely and how important safety is to the job field. Mr. McClure taught us the importance of communication on a worksite and how to properly present you to a potential employer. I also learned more practical things like how to use a skill saw and how to properly hammer a nail. Working with the instructors at VTI was a great experience because they are all experts in their respective fields and if you take the time to listen you can learn something new every time one of them speaks.

              I plan to work for a theater company as a set builder and designer. I plan to take electrical 101 and carpentry 101 so I can have a good grasp on those skills. Set building and designing will be my day job and take care of my living expenses while I audition for shows in hopes of getting cast in a national tour. If I never get cast in a big show like a national tour I will be content working in and around a theater and working with my hands. I bet I’m the only person in my class who would love to be on Broadway. I think that this class will definitely give me a leg up in the theater world and will help me achieve my dreams. "

 

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