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Trailblazers helps Virginia Career and Technical Education professionals to find and use data about occupations and employment to plan courses and programs. We can also help you to find data and information for other purposes: preparing grant proposals, answering questions from the school board, educating students and parents about education requirements and job opportunities, and more. When you have data questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Employment Projections

These are available on the Career Clusters page.

Occupations and Careers

Career Clusters. Learn about occupations in Career Clusters from our Clusters page.

Career One Stop Occupation Profiles. Get all the details about any occupation.

My Next Move. A fast, simple, no-registration-required career information site for students.


Learn about industries designated as strategic or critical by statewide authorities and agencies in this blog post: Key Industries for Virginia.

Virginia's Economy at a Glance. Take a look at this Bureau of Labor Statistics page for quick tables and graphs of employment in Virginia's major industries.

Detailed information on industries is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Virginia Employment Commission, but it is often complex and difficult to find. Get in touch and Trailblazers can help: or 434-982-5582.

Nontraditional Courses and Students

CTE Courses Designated Nontraditional in the 2012-2013 CTERS User's Manual

Other Data Resources

For those who like to look things up themselves, here are some of the most valuable data resources for Virginia.

Community Profiles for every Virginia locality include data on population, commuting patterns, unemployment rates, educational attainment, and almost every other detail that you might want to know about your community.

Quick Facts from the Census Bureau. Want more detail on your community? Census Quick Facts will tell you more than you can imagine, from the median value of owner-occupied homes, to the percent speaking a language other than English at home

Employer Locator. Helps you find employers in different industry and occupation sectors in your locality. May provide leads for those looking for employers partners or co-op participants.