West Virginia trade schools prepare students for careers in the state's chief manufacturing industries. Machinists, welders, inspectors, construction workers, and mechanics may enjoy the good opportunities here. West Virginia has a proud blue collar tradition which is evident in its strong labor unions and Appalachian culture and music. The natural beauty of the state draws many tourists, and travel-related vocational school programs draw more and more applicants.
Charleston, West Virginia is in the midst of a downtown revitalization. The new Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences put Charleston's art scene on the map. Festivals and other events add to the city's appeal for West Virginia vocational school students in arts and design.
Trade school students in business and healthcare will find their niche in Huntington. The medical services industry has been at the forefront of Huntington's economic renewal. Huntington also features a strong base of manufacturing jobs with several major industrial plants nearby.