The Vermont State Colleges System is facing a number of challenges, including reduced enrollment and underfunding, but a long-range planning committee is hoping to find solutions after considering some of the problems detailed in a white paper from the office of Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding.
Habitat For Humanity Rutland is running out of time to start construction on their fourth full house — they still need $35,000 to begin building and need four walls and insulation up before the snow starts to fall.
“This house is estimated to cost $125,000, and we’ve raised $90,000 thus far,” said Jean Yeager, a resource volunteer at H4H. “Habitat takes all of this gift money, amasses it, and then turns it into loan money and loans it to the people selected to live in that house (who have a) mortgage of zero interest.”
School may be out for the summer, but Barre’s Thunder Road is ready to give some lessons in high-speed excitement Thursday at Community College of Vermont Night. The final event of June includes double the action for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models as they kick their championship battle into high gear.
Thunder Road officials have officially set the dates to make up the remainder of the Casella Waste Systems Night card that was cut short by rain on June 14. Both the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and the Maplewood/Irving Late Models will have “double feature” nights in the coming weeks, adding bonus racing and excitement for Thunder Road fans.
Castleton University and the Community College of Vermont recently were awarded grants from the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation aimed at creating more equitable access to higher education and career training statewide.
The foundation gave out a total of $350,000 in competitive funds this year. Of that, $220,000 went to various programs at CCV, and a $25,000 grant went to a new early education and special education program at Castleton.
The following students at the Community College of Vermont earned associate degrees at the College’s 52nd commencement on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Graduation season begins a time of opportunities and new beginnings. For those leaving high school, it is a major step toward a career whether into another level of education or directly into the workforce. It is exciting and scary to consider where your path might lead.
The Certified Production Technician (CPT) program is an online instructional and assessment tool that covers the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor). The goal of the CPT certification program is to raise the level of performance of production technicians both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.