Virginia technical and vocational school students may benefit from the state's cultural and economic diversity.
The northern region of the state is influenced by its proximity to Washington, D.C. This is where Virginia technical school students will find the most opportunity in the major industries of software, telecommunications, and defense contracting. Norfolk is a major military center, and defense manufacturing plays a big part of its economy. The city is undergoing a dramatic downtown revitalization, and Norfolk won honors as Money Magazine's number one Southern city in which to live.
Southern Virginia takes on the identity of the old South--agriculture, mining, and manufacturing account for much of the economy here. Richmond, Virginia attracts vocational school graduates headed for careers in business, finance, real estate, and law. Legal services vocational school students can take advantage of their proximity to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and to several major international law firms in Richmond. Virginia's economic diversity may ensures that jobs remain plentiful for technical and vocational school students.