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Workforce Development

Workforce Development is an approach to economic development that focuses on educating and training individuals within a geographical  region to meet the needs of present and future employers.

Vermont Adult Learning is an active player in Vermont’s Workforce Development initiatives.  Students engaged in our educational programs are actively preparing to enhance their job prospects, gaining experience while earning Industry Recognized Credentials (IRCs).  We are prepared to facilitate design, recruit, deliver content and provide job placement and support.

For more information, contact Hal Cohen, [email protected]

Work Readiness

  • For Reach-up* Participants, VT Adult Learning is contracted by the Vermont Department for Children  & Families (VT DCF) to provide the following services for their Reach Up Participants:  Job Goal Planning; Job Readiness Assessments; Education Exploration; Skills, Interests and Values Identification; Resumes & Cover Letters; References; Interview Prep; Job Search & Application Assistance; Networking; Etiquette and Job Retention Supports.
  • For students enrolled in our Adult Basic Education, High School Completion and English Language Learning programs, programs, we offer:  Job Goal Planning; Job Readiness Assessments; Education Exploration; Skills, Interests and Values Identification; Resumes & Cover Letters; References; Interview Prep; Job Search & Application Assistance; Networking; Etiquette and Job Retention Supports.

Contact your regional office for more information:

*Eligibility determined by VT DCF.  For more information, contact David Justice, [email protected]

Energy Works

Energy Works is a statewide program that prepares Vermonters for fulfilling careers in the green energy sector by combining job training with forward-thinking employers. 

Energy Works is a great fit for individuals who:

  • Have an interest in climate action and helping other people
  • Are interested in working for forward-thinking companies that are welcoming to everyone 
  • Aren’t afraid of climbing around in attics, basements, or spending time outside in hot and cold weather (equipment assistance is available)
  • Are team-oriented, eager to learn, work hard, and make a difference 
  • Are VAL High School completion candidates interested in climate action

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 training. Industry-recognized credentials are included at no charge. 

Energy Works is a two-week program that provides access to fulfilling careers in weatherization, heat pump installation, or solar panel installation. These fields are experiencing an unprecedented demand for skilled, entry-level professionals, often starting at $20+ dollars an hour with benefits. Because of the demand in these industries, career advancement is readily available. Read what past Energy Works participants Ryley, Nicole, and Richard have to say about their experiences.

What are you waiting for? Get started today! Contact Tom Stuessy for more information: [email protected]arning.org

EMPLOYER INFO SHEET                STUDENT APPLICATION

 

Energy Works Supporters

                 

                                                                                                        

 

Energy Works Funding Supporters

              

ELL Support

Vermont Adult Learning contracts with local employers in English at Work, bringing high-quality, English language instruction at Vermont workplaces.

Recent employment partners include Rhino Foods and Twincraft.

For more information, please contact:
Ethan Maurer (Chittenden County), [email protected]

Partners

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) provides grants, loans, scholarships, career and education planning, and general information about how you or your family members can pursue certificate or higher education programs. Visit:  www.vsac.org.

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