Skilled Trades Career Pathways
Skilled Trade Careers: Know All the Options! This great resource outlines the benefits of a career in the skilled trades — including job descriptions, salary information, and the training required to pursue these jobs.
Get Into Energy: Interested in a career in the energy industry? This resource outlines the career path from lineworker to supervisor, including salary information and the hard and soft skills you’ll need to master to climb the ranks in energy.
Becoming a Truck Driver: There’s never been a better time to become a truck driver! Before diving in to this booming industry, check out this resource to learn more about the job responsibilities, license requirements, and career advancement paths in trucking.
- A clean driving record is essential for a career in transportation — if you’re unsure about the status of your driving record, you can request a copy for review from the Virginia DMV.
This online resource provides practice tests, flashcards, content descriptions, and other resources for many common tests — including many of the credential exams supported by the VA Ready program! Visit test-guide.com and see if they have resources for your credential here.
It’s important to set reasonable expectations for how long your job search may take. This resource outlines some factors that may affect your job search timeline and helps you examine some ways you can speed up the timeline and hopefully land a new job faster than you might expect.