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  • Mike: VAL helped me set goals for myselfMike:  VAL helped me set goals for myself
    “Mike is that star student we all want on our rosters,” said VAL teacher Joy Gaine. “Homework? Done. Appointments? On time. Hard-working? You bet! Even with a full time job and a house full of kids….he is determined and nothing will stop him from reaching his goals.”  Mike dropped out of high school in 2004.Continue reading "Mike: VAL helped me set goals for myself" Read more »
  • Lydia: I was never afraid to ask a questionLydia:  I was never afraid to ask a question
    Lydia is a young person with one of those infectious smiles.  Her outgoing personality has served her well in customer oriented jobs—as a dishwasher, barista, bartender and, now, as a counter person at the deli and market in Grafton, Vermont.  Lydia is also a newly-minted high school graduate. “I love working there,” Lydia said.  “It’sContinue reading "Lydia: I was never afraid to ask a question" Read more »
  • Energy Works Job Training: Next class starts January 10th in RutlandEnergy Works Job Training:  Next class starts January 10th in Rutland
    Trevor Arthur, a 39-year-old Rutland resident is excited. After completing Vermont Adult Learning’s (VAL) Energy Works workforce development training, he quickly landed a job as a Weatherization Crew member. Trevor’s last job was in hospitality, cleaning guest rooms and working the front desk at a hotel. He took time off to address health issues. HeContinue reading "Energy Works Job Training: Next class starts January 10th in Rutland" Read more »
  • Garcia’s Bistro: VAL Student Opens RestaurantGarcia’s Bistro:  VAL Student Opens Restaurant
    There’s a new restaurant in northern Vermont and a VAL student is the owner. Yesica Garcia opened Garcia’s Bistro in November on Main Street in Enosburg Falls. Yesica, grew up in Jicarito, Honduras. She moved to Vermont in 2018 to join her family.  She is the mother of three young adult children who are studentsContinue reading "Garcia’s Bistro: VAL Student Opens Restaurant" Read more »
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