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Workforce Development

Vermont YouthWorks is a great place to learn about working and other interesting things like cooking, money management and other great stuff!

~ Matt, Participant

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]

Trainings

VT Adult Learning is experienced in and eager to partner with business, governmental and educational institutions to design and facilitate trainings meeting emerging labor market needs.  We are prepared to deliver Integrated Education and Training (IET) programs that help trainees earn a high school credential  along with employment skills.  Past partners include Vermont Technical College (VTC) and the Community College of Vermont (CCV).

VAL launched a two-year workforce development project that benefits low income Vermonters and aligns with objectives of Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan.  Our Integrated Education and Training (IET)  program will prepare 90 – 120 low-income individuals for well-paying careers in weatherization, solar panel installation and heat pump installation while also expanding access to these sustainable energy sources to low income households.  This program is generously supported by VLITE and other partners.

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Nerney at [email protected]

 

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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