Virginia Western measures employment success by the number of career and technical education* (CTE) graduates who successfully enter the job force nine months after they graduate. Employment data is provided by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
* Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs include Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, Certificates (CERT), and Career Studies Certifications (CSC).
1. Employment Rate of CTE graduates
Goal/Target: 68% of graduates from CTE programs will be employed within 9 months of graduation.
Threshold of Acceptability: 65% of graduates from CTE programs will be employed within 9 months of graduation.
Source: Virginia Employment Commission
Frequency of Assessment: Annually
Conclusion: 67% of 2020-21 Virginia Western career and technical program graduates were employed within nine months of graduation. This meets the threshold of acceptability, but does not reach the goal of 68%.
Updated: January 20th, 2023