Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI)

The Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) is a U.S. Department of Labor grant that has been awarded to Vermont Tech.

It provides no-cost training and support services to eligible parents who are seeking a livable wage job with benefits in the manufacturing sector.  



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SWFI is part of a national study to measure if offering students extra supports, together with skills training, helps them to complete training and find employment. Support services and space in specific training are limited. Eligible applicants will be chosen by a computerized selection process.

Programs funded in full though a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Vermont State Colleges and its member institutions do not discriminate in admissions or employment decisions or in programs and activities on the basis of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, positive HIV-related blood test results, or any other status protected by state or federal law. Our entire non-discrimination statement can be found here.