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Virginia Technical Academy’s Economic Recovery Program for 2020


To meet the growing need for skilled tradespeople in Virginia and continue to make classes attainable in the current economic times, VTA is offering special pricing on our fully-accredited apprenticeship programs through the end of the year.
“I am committed to helping fuel our region’s economic recovery, so we are extending our special pandemic 40% price discount through the end of 2020. VTA graduates will be ready to fill labor shortages for high-demand, high-paying skilled trades jobs such as HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Facilities Maintenance, and Appliance Repair.”

David Gillespie, President and Founder

HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Apprenticeships


Our HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Apprenticeship Programs are made up of 4 Levels, each with an Online Academic portion and an in-person Performance Training and Testing portion. Students may opt to pay as they progress through the 4 levels of their chosen program, or pay for their entire apprenticeship (Levels 1-4) up front as one lump sum to qualify for additional savings.

Please refer to the table below for pricing information for the Pay As You Progress option. To learn more about our Lump Sum Payment Savings option, please give us a call at 757-586-5322.


Pay As You Progress: HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical

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Online Academics - Part 1

Performance Training and Testing - Part 2

Apprenticeship Total Commitment

Core Curriculum & Level 1

$546

$750

$1,296

Level 2

$522

$750

$1,272

Level 3

$522

$750

$1,272

Level 4

$522

$750

$1,272

Grand Total

$5,112

Facilities Maintenance Apprenticeship


Our Facilities Maintenance Apprenticeship Program is made up of 1 Level, with an Online Academic portion and an in-person Performance Training and Testing portion. Students may opt to pay as they progress through the online and in-person portions, or pay for their entire apprenticeship upfront as one lump sum to qualify for additional savings.

Please refer to the table below for pricing information for the Pay As You Progress option. To learn about our Lump Sum Payment Savings option, please give us a call at 757-586-5322.


Pay As You Progress: Facilities Maintenance

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Online Academics - Part 1

Performance Training and Testing - Part 2

Apprenticeship Total Commitment

Core Curriculum & Level 1

$550

$1000

$1,550

Level 2

$550

$1000

$1,550

Grand Total

$3,100


Securing a Job in the Trades


Virginia Technical Academy offers both day and night schedules to ensure that students who wish to do so may continue working while completing their apprenticeship program.

Students may choose to begin working in their selected trade after completion of Levels 1, 2 or 3 and will likely observe a pay increase after passing each level as they develop their skill and deepen their knowledge of the trade. After completing all 4 levels of our Apprenticeship Program, graduates of VTA can expect to increase their starting pay by 50-100%.

Virginia Technical Academy offers professional and networking support for our students and graduates. After graduation, the VTA staff will help answer any career questions you may have and help you make connections with prospective employers. VTA maintains relationships with regional partners who are seeking skilled tradespeople for hire.



New Apprenticeship Classes in HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Begin July 6, 2020


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