News & Notices

Third Annual Virginia Trades Expo

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We're back for another year! Come join us on February 28th, 9:30am - 2:00pm at Virginia Technical Institute for a chance to meet local employers, get to know the best in the industry, and even try your hand at virtual welding! We hope to see you there! #VTIExpo2018

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

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

2. Mike Rowe Foundation

3. Southside Electric Coop Scholarship

4. Ralph and Mitchell Walker Scholarship

5. Virginia Construction Industry Educational Foundation

 6. BYF/HRCC Scholarship