When the world hit pause, essential workers kept going. Learn what it takes to train for an Essential Healthcare or Skilled Trades Careers.
Written by Jul DeGeus
On Thursday, November 12, from 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. Centura College invites the community to attend their Essential Career Training Expo. This event will give attendees the opportunity to learn about our career-focused training in fields that have proven to be essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expo attendees will have the Centura College standard application fee waived and program guidance will be provided by admissions. Financial aid and career services teams will be onsite to help answer questions during the event.
This year, the U. S. experienced the suspension of “non-essential” career markets to decelerate the circulation of COVID-19. With this deferral, select occupations were declared essential workers, or those who perform services that are essential to continue vital foundation operations in communities, cities, and states. Some of Virginia’s essential businesses have included allied health and trades-focused industries such as health care or medical services, industrial manufacturing and home improvement facilities.
Centura College offers training in the following career fields: Wind Turbine Technician, Construction Electrician, Medical Assisting, Combination Welding, Business Management, Operations Management, Massage Therapy, CDL Class A Truck Driving, Carpentry, Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Allied Health Management and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). Not all programs are offered at all locations.
Centura College Essential Career Training Expo will be hosted November 12, from 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at all campus locations:
- Centura College Chesapeake – 932 Ventures Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320
- Centura College Norfolk – 7020 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA 23518
- Centura College Virginia Beach – 2697 Dean Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
- Centura College Newport News – 616 Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, VA 23608
- Centura College Richmond – 7914 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235
At the Essential Career Training Expo, application fees will be waived for one day only and Financial Aid Officers will be onsite to provide fiscal resources and information. Tours of the campus’ labs and classrooms will be available to those interested. Admissions Representatives will host Career Planning Sessions to provide visitors with insight into industry demand, based off the program of their choosing. Light refreshments and drinks will be offered during the Expo.
For more information regarding Centura College’s Essential Career Training Expo, contact (877) 523-9528 or visit https://www.centuracollege.edu/essentialexpo/.
About Centura College
Centura College has been part of an organization dedicated to helping men and women develop careers since 1969. By training working adults in health care, technology, business, and trades, they connect communities with some of the fastest growing career fields in today’s marketplace. The school offers professional facilities, knowledgeable instructors, day or evening classes, job placement assistance and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). To learn more, visit www.CenturaCollege.edu or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/centura.edu.