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Posted on: March 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City offers residents free semester at tech academy


March 4, 2022 – The City of Hampton is using grant money to offer full semester scholarships to Virginia Technical Academy for residents who have suffered hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 Qualified applicants will be able to take day or night classes free of charge in building maintenance, HVAC and electrical fields of study. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 11, for the spring semester that begins Monday, March 21.

 The scholarships are funded by a CARES Community Development Block Grant for workforce training. Applicants must show documentation of Hampton residence (such as a utility bill) and show hardship due to the pandemic. Click here to see the flier for the program.

 Day classes run Monday through Friday between 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and night classes are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. The courses include a building maintenance program and level 1 electrical and HVAC classes.

 The classes will be held at Virginia Technical Academy, located at 809 Omni Blvd. in Newport News.

 To apply for the scholarship, call Virginia Technical Academy at 757-586-5322 and ask about the CARES Hampton Grant program.

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