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Vermont Adult Learning helps adult learners, ages 16 and older, acquire reading, writing, math, and computer skills to earn high school diplomas/GEDs. We teach English Language Learners skills to advance educationally and at work. We engage in workforce development. Our services are offered at no cost and are available in person and online.  Text VAL to 833-900-0907 or contact our Learning Center nearest to you to learn more!

Interested in remote learning? Check out VAL’s Online Learning Center (OLC) course catalog.

Note for in-person learning: We no longer require masks in our learning centers. Anyone at high risk or wishing to continue wearing a mask for other reasons is welcome to do so. We will continue to have masks available in our centers for those who need them.

Those who choose to wear a mask do so because it is a decision they have made for their health and safety. Vermont Adult Learning expects that decision to be respected.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, get tested according to the Department of Health guidelines.  If the test comes back negative, you can come into VAL Learning Centers but please wear a mask until all symptoms have resolved.  If you choose not to be tested, then stay home until all symptoms have resolved.

If you have concerns about your safety, please let us know so we can discuss options to address them.

Learning Matters Blog and VAL Updates

Upcoming Energy Works Trainings (3/15/2023) - Are you looking to take the first step towards a career in green energy? Check out our upcoming no-cost Energy Works training opportunities! Heat Pump Installation March 30-April 5, Rutland April 10-April 19, Upper Valley Weatherization April 24 – May 3, Colchester Upcoming Trainings May - Weatherization - Westminster June - Weatherization - Rutland June - Heat Pump - Bennington July - Weatherization - St. Johnsbury July - Heat Pump - Westminster No experience necessary. The training is FREE. Participants can earn up to a $1000 stipend upon completion. Transportation and childcare assistance is available for the duration of the…

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Morgan: Exactly what I was looking for (2/24/2023) - For a student like Morgan, traditional high school just didn’t fit. A bright and motivated young woman who values education, Morgan knew to advocate for herself and asked her parents for the opportunity to try something different. She switched to online schooling for a year and a half, but her online program didn’t have any college counselors and Morgan knew she wanted to go to college. In her search for more support, she discovered VAL.  “The moment I walked into the Burlington Learning Center it was exactly what I was looking for. It was an amazing feeling,” Morgan recalled. She…

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Laurentia: I wonder if I still could… (1/20/2023) - For Laurentia, high school was literally a headache. In the middle of tenth grade, she began suffering debilitating migraines that took a toll on her education. “I was trying ten times harder than anyone else and kept failing. Extra studying and tutors weren’t helping,” she explained. Despite her ongoing efforts, her father saw her struggling and suggested she drop out to tend to her health. That was where her formal education was paused. Fast forward almost forty years to Laurentia attending her crafting group in Springfield. She noticed a lot of activity happening within the building and was informed that…

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Student Writing: Laurentia Batchelder (1/20/2023) - My Schooling Experience My experience in school, no matter what grade, was not pleasant. However, the unpleasantness was mostly exterior not interior. It was the bullying of the other students, because of my size that impaired my concentration. The teachers, I must be fair, did their best to help me. With so many students, they just didn’t have enough time to give me the attention that I needed to learn. I remember Mrs. Huggens, my first-grade teacher. I really liked her, she was tall with a lot of thick, short hair. However, what I really liked was the way she…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1/12/2023) - Each year, communities across the country celebrate the work of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For many agencies, including VAL, this means closing down for the holiday. We wanted to take this opportunity to share some ways we can all take this time to focus on learning and public service in honor of Dr. King’s legacy, as well as upcoming relevant events: Jan 14-16 Community Action Live - The Vermont Journal & The Shopper Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend | Montpelier Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend - Billings Farm Jan 16 AmeriCorps MLK Day of Service…

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