SoVA CME For Students

Career options for students The future can be scary. With rising tuition, crushing student loan debt, and uncertain economic times thousands of students just like you are worried about making the right move after high school. Now, more than ever, it’s critical that you earn the skills employers will want now and in the future.

The nationally recognized Boston Consulting Group estimates there will be an additional 6,840 job openings in manufacturing in Southern Virginia by the year 2017. There is a critical shortage of 1,045 medium skilled workers–jobs that require training after high school but less than a four-year degree–with the jobs in greatest demand being machinists, industrial maintenance mechanics, and welders. There are job openings NOW in Southern Virginia for these high wage jobs.

In Virginia, starting pay for these careers are:

  • Welding, $39,230
  • Industrial Maintenance, $45,840
  • Precision Machining, $41,290

With advanced certification and experience these workers can expect to see their salaries rise throughout their career.

Get started on a rewarding career that pays with SoVA CME. We offer short term, hands-on advanced training in precision machining, industrial maintenance/mechatronics, and welding. These programs can be completed with two years or less of training at convenient locations throughout Southern Virginia. Best of all, these jobs exist RIGHT NOW in Southern Virginia, with high demand and pay.

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