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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: 

Relationships, Education, Advancement, and Development for Youth for Life (READY4Life) Program

The READY4LIFE program serves immigrant youth ages 14-24 out of their office in Colchester. Youth in this program can expect:

  • Relationship education
  • In-depth case management
  • Support for a successful move into adulthood

Learn more about the program or connect with USCRI VT

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.

Multicultural Youth Program

Tap into resources, services, and programs in the community to help continue on your dream education and life path. This program staffs a helpdesk at the Burlington, Winooski, and Essex High Schools and also has a Burlington Resource Center. Through Spectrum, you can access:

  • Youth conferences
  • A bike club & indoor soccer
  • Girls group
  • Academic support
  • Support for personal and wellness goals

Learn more here or at your high school’s help desk. 

Youth Development Program

Find a safe environment and build community at the O.N.E. Youth Center in Burlington. The center offers all youth:

  • A safe and fun afterschool environment 
  • Homework and job assistance
  • Field trips, workshops, and social services
  • Mentorship

Find out more about the ONE Youth Center and see their hours here.

Career Support for New Vermonters

Career support for anyone in Chittenden county whose families have moved here from a different country. Get support with the following skills to start a job in agriculture or health care:

  • Skills training
  • English language assistance
  • Job placement support

Connect with the Association of Africans Living in Vermont.



Adult Education and Literacy

Get the training and job skills you need as an adult to find a job that works for you. Adult learners are Vermonters over the age of 16 who need additional skills or training, a high school credential, or both. No matter where you’re starting from, you can work one-on-one or take classes to improve your skills in:

  • Math
  • Reading and writing
  • Important skills for a job
  • English for speakers of other languages
  • English literacy and civics education
  • Education and career guidance

Connect with your local training center from the list below.

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education: Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties

Northeast Kingdom Learning Services: Northeast Kingdom

Vermont Adult Learning: Franklin, Grand Isle, Chittenden, Addison, Rutland, Windsor, Windham Counties

The Tutorial Center: Bennington County