On time Graduation Rates (2015)91.80%


Population age 25+ with Diploma (2010-2014)81%


Population age 25+ with Bachelor Degree (2010-2014)17%


Advanced Programs


Governor School Enrollment87


Students Enrolled in 1 or more AP Classes452


Students Enrolled in 1 or more Duel Enrollment Classes1607


Higher Education


High School Graduates Continuing Education (2014-2015)85.90%


Two-Year College Enrollees (2014)13,065


Two-Year College Graduates (2014)3,029


Four-Year College & University Graduates (2014)6,113


 

wf-virginia-tech

http://www.vt.edu

At a Glance:

  • Located in Blacksburg, Virginia approximately 40 miles from VIAA region
  • Nine colleges and graduate school
  • 90+ bachelor’s degree programs
  • 150 master’s and doctoral degree programs
  • 31,000 full-time students
  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Main campus includes more than 135 buildings, 2,600 acres, and an airport
  • Computing and communications complex for worldwide information access
  • Ranked 38th in university research in the United States
  • Nationally and Internationally Recognized?Engineering School
  • Home to a vibrant corporate research center

 

wf-radford

www.radford.edu

At a Glance:

  • Located in Radford, VA approximately 30 miles from the VIAA region
  • 67 Bachelor degree Programs
  • 22 master and 3 doctoral programs
  • 10 post bachelorette programs
  • 10,000 students
  • 18:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Main campus includes 204 acres

 

wf-va-highlands

www.vhcc.edu

At a Glance:

  • Located in Abingdon, VA
  • Provides 45 academic areas of study and Career Readiness Certificate Testing
  • 15 Certificate Programs geared specifically toward community, manufacturing, and workforce development
  • Provides Level 1 Manufacturing Technician Certification
  • Proud Partner to the local industry

 

 

wf-wythewille

www.wcc.vccs.edu

At a Glance:

  • Located in Wytheville, VA
  • Offer approximately 30 academic programs and Career Readiness Certificate Testing
  • Associate Program in Machining Technology
  • Provides Level 1 Certification in Welding and Mechatronics
  • Proud Partner to local industry

 

 

wf-svam

www.svamcoe.org

At a Glance:

  • SVAM COE is currently establishing Level II Certification centers in the region that will focus on Seimans, AWS, and NIMS.
  • These programs will strengthen the manufacturing workforce through the suppy of skilled welding, mechatronics (CNC), and metalworking labor.

 

 

wf-higher-ed

www.swcenter.edu

At a Glance:

  • Southwest VA Higher Education Center was the first multi-college establishment in the Commonwealth. Having university affiliations with VCU, Virginia Tech, UVA, Radford, and others allow the center to offer 90+ degree programs that include many Maser level and Doctoral programs.

 

 

wf-emory

www.ehc.edu

At a Glance:

  • Located in Emory, VA right off I81
  • 64 Programs of Study
  • 7 Graduate programs
  • 1,000 Students
  • 11:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • Main Campus includes 335 Acres

 

The United Way of Southwest Virginia Ignite Program sparks career interest in the next generation of Southwest Virginia’s workforce through career awareness and hands-on learning. The program helps bridge the gap between the worlds of learning and work by connecting schools and students with employers and employees.?Across the United Way of Southwest Virginia service area, the Ignite Program is investing in the lives of over 29,000 students – enabling middle school and high school students to realize their potential and be ready to enter and advance in the region’s workforce. For more information, visit?unitedwayswva.org/ignite.?

 

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Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate (2015-2016)
VIAA Region 711
Extended Labor Market 780
?Total 1491