Valley Career & Technical Center is one of 10 regional centers in Virginia. Located in Fishersville, Virginia, is an integral part of the public school systems of Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro. It provides an extension of curricula for the seven feeder high schools of Buffalo Gap, Fort Defiance, Riverheads, Robert E. Lee, Stuarts Draft, Waynesboro, and Wilson Memorial. Expanded vocational opportunities are provided for those high school students who elect to apply for enrollment in a VCTC program related to their chosen career training objective.
The primary or major objective of the Center is to provide high school students with competent career and technical training which will provide them with the basic skills, knowledge, and techniques of their chosen career.. Another objective of the Center is to provide career and technical training to adults from within the communities served who wish to broaden or upgrade their skills in a given vocational area. A third purpose of the Center is to provide competently trained people with job specific entry level skills to help meet the needs of the local and state labor markets.
ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM
Many business, health occupations, and trade courses are available to adults for those wishing to continue their education or upgrade skills. Adults may also attend the regular Tech Center day classes on an available space basis.
The Valley Career & Technical Center also serves as the Virginia Apprenticeship Related Instruction Center for Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County.
Any questions about these programs may be directed to the Adult and Apprenticeship Coordinator at VCTC.
Transportation to and from VCTC is provided by public school buses. Students traveling on these buses are expected to conduct themselves as mature young men and young women and adhere to state and local rules and regulations.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students desiring to enroll at VCTC must show a genuine interest in the vocation. Interest and positive attitudes are extremely important to a student's success in vocational training, as well as to his or her future success in finding employment.
Any student interested in enrolling in a VCTC course should discuss this matter as soon as possible with his or her home school guidance counselor. All VCTC courses are open to males and females, and there is no discrimination during the selection process on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, or disabilities.
Valley Career & Technical Center offers training opportunities in the following areas without regard to sex, race, creed, or national origin:
PRACTICAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Practical Work Experience involves assisting students to bridge the gap between school and their next level of experience,
whether it be a job (job placement) or further schooling (educational placement). Practical work experience is a cooperative
enterprise engaging the services not only of the VCTC Student Services Office but also the interrelated services of
the feeder school counselors, the VCTC instructors, the community, and the individual.