Workforce Training

There are many training and education opportunities for businesses and their employees. Locally, the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center offers adult learning classes.  The career center is located at the Middlebury Union High School campus at 73 Charles Ave., Middlebury.  (802) 382-1012.

Other organizations that offer training and education sessions are listed below. Please check their websites for calendars of events.

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Vermont Small Business Development Center

Provides no-cost, confidential business advising and low-cost training services to all small businesses and new ventures in Vermont.

Vermont Training Program (VTP)

Promotes job creation and retention by providing training for new, expanding, or relocating businesses. VTP offers customized training of new and existing employees in order to stay competitive and maintain high productivity. This may include on-the-job, cross-training, classroom, or skills upgrade.

Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC)

VMEC’s primary Mission is “To Improve Manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state’s smaller manufacturers.” This is done through professional consulting, one-on-one coaching and public/onsite workshops to help Vermont’s approximately 2,000 small and medium sized manufacturers increase their productivity, modernize their manufacturing and business processes, adopt advanced technologies, reduce costs, improve their competitiveness, and grow.

Vermont Department of Labor

Provides services that assist businesses, workers, and job seekers.

VocRehab Vermont

A public agency that offers free, flexible services to any Vermonter or employer dealing with a disability that affects employment. They partner with human service providers and employers across Vermont to help people with disabilities realize their full potential.

Vermont Interactive Television

Located at Patricia Hannaford Career Center on the 2nd floor, VIT is a two-way audio and visual communication network connecting Addison County to 12 other Vermont sites as well as national and international ISDN connections providing video conferencing services for businesses and organizations.  (802) 385-1001.