Many have been curious about the expanded nursing program being created through the partnership of the new building at Congress and Main in downtown St. Albans. NMC is working with Vermont Tech on an expanded nursing program here in our region. This is a vital strategy in light of the national nursing shortage and it will benefit all entities that employ nurses, including the hospital. This partnership creates a fantastic opportunity for students coming out of high school as well as adults looking to enter a new career!
Baby, it’s cold outside, but it’s cozy inside, especially when you’ve got a book to warm up to. Make it a book by a Vermonter or about Vermonters and it’s even better.
Consider these Vermonty books that came out in the past few months (or are due out soon) as possible holiday gifts for friends and family. Or just keep them for yourselves and we’ll keep that little secret to ourselves…
In honor of its upcoming 50th anniversary, Community College of Vermont (CCV) has received a generous gift of $50,000 from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation to provide scholarships for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) classes, which offer students the opportunity to earn college credit for knowledge gained in the workplace, in the military, through volunteerism, or in other settings outside of the traditional college classroom.
The Rutland Economic Development Corp. (REDC) would like to thank our community members and partners for a successful month of celebrating manufacturing careers in Rutland County in honor of National Manufacturing Day.
Throughout October and early November, REDC partnered with the following businesses and organizations to highlight the viable careers in manufacturing throughout Rutland County: The MINT — Rutland’s Makerspace, Ellison Surface Technologies, First Light Technologies, GE Aviation, Hubbardton Forge, Community College of Vermont, Adecco, Leddy Group, Stafford Technical Center, Strengthening Working Families Initiative, Vermont Department of Labor and Vermont Student Assistance Center.
Nationwide, approximately 50 percent of all students pursuing higher education attend community colleges. But, only about 1.5 percent of total private donations for higher education directly support the mission of community colleges. This occurs despite many compelling factors at play which philanthropy usually relies on to inform its decision-making. For instance, operational costs for community colleges typically are much lower and student enrollment is in fact much greater—and therefore the potential for widespread impact on economic mobility is much higher—than that offered by many traditional four-year colleges and universities.
As a dyslexic who has thrived in progressive, student-centered degree programs — my bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s University Without Walls program, and my Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont — and as someone who has taught in progressive colleges, including Bennington and Marlboro colleges, as well as serving on the faculties of Franklin Pierce University, University of Colorado Boulder and Rutgers University, I have followed the proposed “merger” of Marlboro and Emerson colleges with great interest and frustration.
The City of Winooski has received four proposals to develop one of the last open downtown parcels and will consider a range of projects including a hotel, offices and housing, city manager Jessie Baker said.
She plans to recommend one plan to the city council for consideration at its November 4 meeting. “We’re weighing those options now,” Baker said. Until then, the plans are not public, she said.
The Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs toured downtown housing projects here Tuesday afternoon.