“Best Bet” Career Degrees and Apprenticeship Programs for Vermonters

08 Feb 2021

Based on Vermont labor data and in partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor, The McClure Foundation has identified career-focused programs that lead to recognized credentials and degrees that take 18 months or less and are “best bets” for attaining a promising job. The seven programs identified are available at Vermont Tech, its Continuing Education and Workforce Development department, and the Community College of Vermont (CCV). For additional information, download the Best Bet Career Training Program for Vermonters flier.

Vermont Tech certificate programs:

Vermont Tech Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) apprenticeship programs:

Scholarships for the “best bet” programs are $1,000 per eligible student for up to 60 students per program. Funds, granted through the Vermont Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, are available on a first-come, first-serve basis upon acceptance into the programs. Eligible students must be new to the programs and enrolled in at least two classes.

Additional scholarships for these “best bet” programs are available through the Curtis Fund, administered by the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. To learn more about VSAC-connected scholarships, call 877-961-4369 to connect with an education outreach counselor.

Both the certificate and apprenticeship programs begin in the fall of 2021. New applicants to the Practical Nursing program may qualify for the fall 2022 start in order to complete necessary pre-requisites, available from CCV. Current applicants already in consideration for the LPN program will be automatically reviewed for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply for a certificate program, apply online. To register for an apprenticeship program through CEWD, contact Sarah Ballou, Program Coordinator, at (802) 728-1680 or sballou@vtc.edu.

CCV programs: