Employment Support

The employment team at Pathways Vermont can provide free and high quality help finding a job. They offer a one-on-one approach that explores your likes, needs, and barriers towards employment. Pathways values your dreams and preferences and can help you with:

  • Job searching
  • Resume aid
  • Interview preparation
  • On-going job support through collaboration and mutual experiences

If you are interested or are not sure if you qualify, please reach out to [email protected] to learn more.

Career & College Readiness Support

Sometimes the road to a new career or education program is a long one – and that’s ok. If you are over the age of 16, Adult Education and Literacy providers throughout the state offer free help with:

  • Math and computer skills
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Connecting with employment and education opportunities

Get in touch with a center near you: 

Adult Career and Technical Education

Interested in furthering your education to land a high pay, high demand job? Adult career and technical education (CTE) offers high quality, affordable education and training. Connect with classes, the state’s 17 regional CTE centers, and resources through the Vermont Adult Career & Technical Education Association (VACTEA). Adult CTE can help you get the training you need to secure a wide variety jobs in:

  • Agriculture
  • Health Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Office & Computer Technology

…and many, many more. Learn more about taking your next step to a career through Adult CTE!

Services for Organizations, Businesses, and Entrepreneurs

Vermont Professionals of Color Network’s goal is to empower BIPOC organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources, community and talent to stimulate and sustain economic and social growth.

The Vermont Professionals of Color Network is ready to support BIPOC businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs through:

  • Networking
  • Professional support
  • Mentorship

Reach out here if you’re ready to take your idea or established business to the next level.

Services for Professionals

Vermont Professionals of Color Network aims to facilitate networking and career development for BIPOC professionals, expose employment opportunities, and increase knowledge and civic engagement in the BIPOC community. VTPoC creates opportunities for thought leaders and cultural and professional competence councilors to become advocates and ambassadors for the next generations of leaders of Color.

There are resources for people who are new to the workforce as well as those who have been working for a while. You can expect mentorship, leadership, and networking opportunities.

Ready to start making connections? Reach out to the VT Professionals of Color Network!

Education & Transition Programs

Are you looking to find connection, clarity, and purpose in your life? Check out the programs offered by Mercy Connections. They offer a range of workshops to help Vermonters lead fulfilling and independent lives. Classes can help you build leadership skills, writing skills, or even prepare you for your American Citizenship Test.

Learn more or view the upcoming class and program schedule.

Justice & Mentoring Program

Find a mentor to support your successful re-entry into the community. Mercy’s mentors primarily support women in transitional periods in key areas of life including:

  • Navigating employment
  • Finding affordable and safe housing
  • Other areas of self-sufficiency¬†

Find a mentor today.

Trailblazers

A pre-apprenticeship program in the trades for women and gender non-conforming individuals. Trailblazers requires no experience, is 7 weeks long, and offers:

  • Hands-on training covering core trades skills
  • Nationally recognized certifications
  • A safe and welcoming learning environment
  • Mentorship for career planning and apprenticeship placement

Learn more about taking the next step with Trailblazers here.

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