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Veterans Readiness & Employment Program

Veterans Readiness & Employment Program (VR&E) is a program to support veterans finding and holding fulfilling careers. If you have been a service member and are living with a service-related disability, VR&E may be able to help with:

  • Connecting with and supporting post high-school education and training
  • Job searching
  • Resume and application coaching
  • One-on-one counseling

Get more information, check your eligibility, and apply for benefits here!

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: 

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.

Credit for Prior Learning

Get credit for what you already know so you can finish your credential faster and cheaper. You may have learned valuable skills through work experience or live events that are relevant to your education and training program. Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning.

Office of Veteran Affairs

Get support accessing your veteran education benefits to ensure you are paying as little as possible for your education or training. Education benefits can be used towards:

  • College programs
  • Technical and career training
  • Registered Apprenticeships

Connect with someone at the Office of Veteran Affairs.



Veteran Services

Find the support you need to succeed as a veteran at one of Vermont’s colleges. Someone can help you with:

  • Tuition benefits (general information can be found at the Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs)
  • Career planning and services
  • Earning credit for what you already know
  • Building community
  • And much more

Connect with someone from the veteran affairs office at any public or private college around Vermont.

Statewide: Community College of Vermont, Vermont Technical College

Northwest: Champlain College, St. Michael’s College, University of Vermont

Northeast: Northern Vermont University

Central: Middlebury College

Southwest: Castleton University



Career Support

Work with a counselor to help you with any aspect of your job or career journey. The staff at HireAbility Vermont (formerly VocRehab) can give you support with:

  • Assistive technology for anyone living with a disability
  • Benefits counseling so you can access your Social Security benefits
  • Planning your path to employment after release from a jail
  • Finding a job as a mature worker
  • Trying out a new employer in a safe environment
  • Counseling for people with deaf gain
  • Planning after high school
  • Job support for people living with a disability

Learn more about HireAbility or connect with someone at your local office.