Skilled Trades

Whether starting a business or working for a legacy manufacturer, trades programs prepare students for some of today’s most in demand and well paying careers. From repair and construction to processing and assembly, skilled trades talents are sought by employers in every industry.

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Why Chesapeake

For 50 years, Eastern Shore residents and employers have turned to Chesapeake to prepare for well-paying jobs in areas of skilled trades including commercial truck driving, welding, electrician and HVAC technician. Our skilled trades programs have helped thousands start and expand their careers in some of today’s most high-demand fields. Learn more by registering for a Skilled Trades Information Session here!

  • Electrical
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Home Inspector
  • Welding
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • General Contractor
  • Virtual Design/Drafting

/ Skilled Trades Careers

  • Bus Driver
  • Commercial Driver
  • Construction Manager
  • Electrician
  • General Contractor
  • Home Inspector
  • HVAC Technician
  • Virtual Designer/CAD Drafter
  • Welder

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Skilled Trades News

Skilled Trades Program News
Schools try to answer demand for bus drivers
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Welding Their Future Together
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PROGRAM announcements

Announcements and Upcoming Events.

With Chesapeake’s training, I was well prepared for to earn my CDL license. I send employees through the program to master the skills needed to earn a CDL license and to operate the trucks used in our business.

~ Deanna Evans-Ewing
Program graduate and owner of R.L. Ewing Contracting

I’m learning the skills I need for a career with a good future. Since classes are offered in the evenings, I can work a full-time job while I prepare for the next step.

~ Aaron Turner
Electrician Student

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