Weldon, NC has one carpentry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Piedmont Community College has a total student population of 2,874. It is the 5277th highest ranked school in the USA and the 113th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Carpentry students from Weldon schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,040 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $24,400. Carpenters in this area earn $33,150/yr and there are 1,320 employed.
Weldon lies in Halifax county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 181,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.06/hr average worker wage, and a $33,400 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.282 out of every 1000 jobs in Weldon are held by carpenters, and 5.712/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Piedmont Community College ends up costing a student $5,243/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Weldon|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||34.5 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||75.2 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||78.8 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||87.7 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||89.1 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||96.3 miles|