VAL’s Chittenden County Learning Center is fortunate to have been selected by Leadership Champlain of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce for a service project! VAL’s proposal invited a team of emerging leaders to identify Burlington-area businesses who have interest in partnering with VAL on workforce development initiatives (e.g., English at Work classes for New American employees). We are so grateful for this association and are pleased to introduce Scott Pellegrini, one of our team members. Scott is Director of Sales and Marketing at Bolton Valley Resort
Hometown: Bristol, Vermont
Education: BA in Economics with Honors in Environmental Economics; Business Administration minor
Interesting Past Job: I served on early “go-to-market teams” for tech start-ups. I learned a lot from those experiences.
Last Book Read? Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
Enjoys: Making/having a homemade dinner with my wife and our dog
Work-Life Balance? In winter, it’s definitely WORK-life, but the rest of the year, I try to have better balance, although, if I’m being honest, I have a really hard time turning work “off.”
What motivated you to participate in Leadership Champlain? Some former graduates spoke highly of the program and I wanted to increase my civic engagement. I’ve been sort of blinders on in the Bolton Bubble for a while now and wanted to build new inroads in my community engagement and learn more about the broader ecosystem of Vermont’s stakeholders that are pushing forward important work to better the place we live in and love.
What gets you excited about working on VT Adult Learning’s (VAL) project? I’m really excited about the opportunity to help VAL reach new prospective employers that may not know these great resources exist. There’s such a massive shake-up going on at so many organizations that are re-evaluating what they need to do to attract, retain and support employees. In some cases, we think employers may be broadening the pool of applicants by reducing minimum work requirements and we are confident VAL could play a valuable role in helping that employer support a new segment of employee’s success at their organization. I’m also excited to help document some of VAL’s successes to date in a way that makes it easier to share the value proposition with prospective clients/partners to help them grow into their long-term goals.