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Vermont Adult Learning’s free Energy Works training offers career opportunities in weatherization and heat pump installation. Get paid up to $1,000 upon successful completion of the program and start changing your life with solid $20/hr starting pay—with lots of opportunity to advance.

Free 2 week training / up to $1000 in stipendsAverage starting wage $20/hr / Transportation & childcare support


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What are you waiting for? Contact Haley Lebel-Stephen at hstephen@vtadultlearning.org.

Free Heat Pump Training

Get an in-demand career and a strong starting wage by enrolling in a 2-week heat pump installation training.

No experience necessary
Earn industry-recognized credentials
Access to career placement assistance

Free Weatherization Training

Keep Vermonters’ home warm and learn new skills in a 2-week training that will change your work and your life.

No experience necessary
Earn industry-recognized credentials
Access to career placement assistance

Upcoming Trainings

Become an Employer Partner

Let us introduce you to your next hire. Meet potential employees before extending job offers. With curriculum tailored to your hiring needs, our training and services will ensure reliable and ready workers.
Contact Kim Rupe Lennox for more information: krupelennox@vtadultlearning.org.


Participants will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the training. Individuals who enter the field following the training will receive an additional $500 after 60 days of employment.

Each training is approximately 2 weeks with full-day classes.

Yes! In fact, we’ll pay you to attend! Learn more below.

Energy Works trainings are for individuals aged 17+ who would like to learn more about the green energy sector with an interest in entering Vermont’s workforce of Weatherization and Heat Pump installation.

Energy Works is a statewide opportunity. We are always looking to expand into regions of Vermont that we have not yet held a training or to offer additional trainings. See our upcoming schedule to learn more or to request training in your area.

We strive to provide a comfortable learning environment for all and will work with any participants who need accommodations. Each participant is asked to sign and adhere to a Safety Policy for Everyone. Many trainings also include a gender equity component in partnership with Vermont Works for Women.

Yes! If you’re in need of transportation, please contact Jeff Nerney at [email protected] as soon as possible and we’ll do our best to provide transportation to those who need it. Transportation is only provided to and from training and will not be available for any employment following completion of the training.

While we don’t provide childcare onsite, we do provide a stipend for childcare that must be paid directly to a licensed childcare provider.

Our full standard training includes certifications in First Aid/CPR/AED and OSHA-10. The Heat Pump training also includes an opportunity to earn EPA 608 certification.

If you already have a certification that is being offered as part of the training, you must provide valid proof of certification in order to be exempt from this portion of the training and still be eligible for the stipend.

In addition to childcare, transportation, and other job-readiness support specific to Energy Works trainings, Vermont Adult Learning offers a variety of other education support including High School Completion, GED testing, College & Career Readiness, English Language Learning, and more.

Weatherization: Following completion of this training, you’ll have the necessary skills to jumpstart your career as a Weatherization Technician. Participants entering the workforce as Weatherization Technicians earn an average starting salary of $21/hour.

Heat Pump Installation: Following completion of this training, you’ll have the necessary skills to jumpstart your career as a Heat Pump Installer with growth opportunities for installation and service on larger HVAC systems. Many participants following these trainings begin work at smaller HVAC businesses with an average starting salary of $18-$22/hour.

Weatherization: An entry-level position starts as a Weatherization Technician or Crew Member. After time in the field and experience in the industry, many technicians move into roles such as Crew Leader, Energy Auditor, and eventually to Quality Control Inspectors.

Heat Pump Installation: The Energy Works training for Heat Pump Installation provides participants the opportunity to receive their EPA 608 certification which allows individuals to service and maintain various levels of refrigerants. Time in the field as a Heat Pump Installer allows for additional career opportunities within the HVAC industry, and the EPA 608 certification opens various doors to build your career as an HVAC Technician servicing larger commercial grade units.

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