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Recorded sessions available now! Attend the same sessions offered in our live events. 

Looking for the workshop videos? Find them on our YOUTUBE PLAYLIST.

For workshop PowerPoints, handouts, and useful links, see the VIDEOS & WORKSHOP RESOURCES tab below.

And under each event location tab, we've provided a list of all of the organizations that would have participated in the Resource Fair, with links to their websites.

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College & Career Pathways is a free program to help adults plan for education and training beyond high school. Are you an adult looking for a new direction in your work? You’re in the right place.

Click on each green bar for that workshop's video and resource links.

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs / Paying for College & Career Training 101

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The College Search: Finding the Right Fit

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Navigating the Admissions Process

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Scholarships—Free Money

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Navigating Your Way to a Better Job Through Short-Term Training

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Funding Your Certificate or Technical Training Program

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Gap Year 101: Answering Your Questions About the Gap Year Option

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In addition to specific workshop resources above, these general resources will help you in your college & career planning:

Questions?

Call 888-943-7301 or e-mail us at events@vsac.org.

 

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Workshop Details

Navigating Your Way to a Better Job Through Short-Term Training—Feeling stuck in your job but not sure how to move on? Interested in gaining new marketable skills, but need to earn a living at the same time? Come hear about short-term training programs with high returns on investment for helping you advance your career, including apprenticeships, certificates, and opportunities to earn while you learn.

Panel: Stafford Technical Center, Community College of Vermont, Vermont Adult Learning

Funding Your Certificate or Technical Training Program—Learn about free resources that can help you pay for training programs, provide one-on-one support, and help you figure out how to cover all your life expenses (transportation, childcare, health insurance, household bills, etc.) while you take classes.

Panel: Educational Opportunity Center, VocRehab, Department of Labor

Career Training Resource Fair Exhibitors

VSAC grants, loans, scholarships & 529 plans
VSAC loan rehabilitation for defaulted loans
Flexible Pathways, Vermont Agency of Education
Castleton University
Community College of Vermont
University of Vermont
Stafford Technical Center ATE
Burlington Code Academy
Vermont Adult Learning
Vermont Department of Labor—American Job Center Services
VocRehab Vermont
Northlands Job Corps Center
Vermont Department of Libraries Job Search Resources
DCF Economic Services Post-Secondary Education Program 
Vermont 2-1-1 and Help Me Grow VT
BROC Community Action
Vermont Air Guard
Vermont Army National Guard
Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

Directions

Castleton University: Check in at the Campus Center between 4:30–5:30 pm. 

Questions?

Call 888-943-7301 or e-mail us at events@vsac.org.

 

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Schedule & Workshop Details

4:30–5:45 pm  Registration, Career Training Resource Fair, and light dinner

    For a list of resource fair exhibitors, see the dropdown link below.

4:30–8:00 pm  Onsite Approval of Advancement Grants for nondegree programs or training

A grant is basically free money, and VSAC has grants to help pay for training and other job programs. Sit down with a VSAC grants representative at the event to complete an application for VSAC’s Advancement Grant.

5:45–6:45 pm  First Info Session

Navigating Your Way to a Better Job Through Short-Term Training—Feeling stuck in your job but not sure how to move on? Interested in gaining new marketable skills, but need to earn a living at the same time? Come hear about short-term training programs with high returns on investment for helping you advance your career, including apprenticeships, certificates, and opportunities to earn while you learn.

Panel: River Valley Technical Center, Community College of Vermont, Vermont Technical College Continuing Education & Workforce Development, Pipelines & Pathways Program, Vermont Department of Labor, Vermont Adult Learning

7:00–8:00 pm  Second Info Session

Funding Your Certificate or Technical Training Program—Learn about free resources that can help you pay for training programs, provide one-on-one support, and help you figure out how to cover all your life expenses (transportation, childcare, health insurance, household bills, etc.) while you take classes.

Panel: Educational Opportunity Center, VocRehab, Department of Labor

Career Training Resource Fair Exhibitors

VSAC grants, loans, scholarships & 529 plans
VSAC loan rehabilitation for defaulted loans
Flexible Pathways, Vermont Agency of Education
Landmark College
Community College of Vermont
Vermont Technical College Continuing Education & Workforce Development 
Bennington College
University of Vermont
River Valley Technical Center
Windham Regional Career Center
Vermont Adult Learning
Vermont Department of Labor—American Job Center Services
VocRehab Vermont
Northlands Job Corps Center
Pipelines & Pathways Program
Vermont Department of Libraries Job Search Resources
DCF Economic Services Post-Secondary Education Program 
Vermont 2-1-1 and Help Me Grow VT
Vermont Army National Guard
Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

Directions

Landmark College: Check in at the Click Family Sports Building between 4:30–5:30 pm. 

Questions?

Call 888-943-7301 or e-mail us at events@vsac.org.

We regret to announce that our March 19 in-person event has been canceled. We are planning to record workshops so that they can be viewed online, and anticipate having them available on this page within a week of March 19.

 

Click on the solid green bars below for information.

Workshop Details

4:30–5:45 pm  Registration, Career Training Resource Fair, and light dinner

    For a list of resource fair exhibitors, see the dropdown link below.

4:30–8:00 pm  Onsite Approval of Advancement Grants for nondegree programs or training

A grant is basically free money, and VSAC has grants to help pay for training and other job programs. Sit down with a VSAC grants representative at the event to complete an application for VSAC’s Advancement Grant.

5:45–6:45 pm  First Info Session

Navigating Your Way to a Better Job Through Short-Term Training—Feeling stuck in your job but not sure how to move on? Interested in gaining new marketable skills, but need to earn a living at the same time? Come hear about short-term training programs with high returns on investment for helping you advance your career, including apprenticeships, certificates, and opportunities to earn while you learn.

Panel: Burlington Technical Center, Department of Labor Apprenticeships, Community College of Vermont, Vermont Technical College Continuing Education & Workforce Development, Vermont Adult Learning

7:00–8:00 pm  Second Info Session

Funding Your Certificate or Technical Training Program—Learn about free resources that can help you pay for training programs, provide one-on-one support, and help you figure out how to cover all your life expenses (transportation, childcare, health insurance, household bills, etc.) while you take classes.

Panel: Educational Opportunity Center, VocRehab, Department of Labor, Department of Children & Families Post-Secondary Education Program

Career Training Resource Fair Exhibitors

VSAC grants, loans, scholarships & 529 plans
VSAC loan rehabilitation for defaulted loans
Flexible Pathways, Vermont Agency of Education
Saint Michael's College
Saint Michael’s College Military Community Services
Community College of Vermont
University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education 
Champlain College Online
Burlington Technical Center
Registered Apprenticeships
Vermont Works for Women
Burlington Code Academy
Vermont Adult Learning
Vermont Department of Labor—American Job Center Services
VocRehab Vermont
Northlands Job Corps Center
Vermont Department of Libraries Job Search Resources
DCF Economic Services Post-Secondary Education Program 
Vermont 2-1-1 and Help Me Grow VT
Vermont Air Guard
Vermont Army National Guard
Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children
Gap Year Association


 

Questions?

Call 888-943-7301 or e-mail us at events@vsac.org.

We regret to announce that our April 6 in-person event has been canceled. We are planning to record workshops so that they can be viewed online, and anticipate having them available on this page within a week of March 19.

 

Click on the solid green bars below for information.

Workshop Details

4:30–5:15 pm  Registration and Career & Training Resource Fair

    For a list of resource fair exhibitors, see the dropdown link below.

4:30–8:00 pm  Onsite Approval of Advancement Grants for nondegree programs or training

A grant is basically free money, and VSAC has grants to help pay for training and other job programs. Sit down with a VSAC grants representative at the event to complete an application for VSAC’s Advancement Grant.

5:15–6:00 pm  First Info Session

Navigating Your Way to a Better Job Through Short-Term Training—Feeling stuck in your job but not sure how to move on? Interested in gaining new marketable skills, but need to earn a living at the same time? Come hear about short-term training programs with high returns on investment for helping you advance your career, including apprenticeships, certificates, and opportunities to earn while you learn.

Panel: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education, Department of Labor Apprenticeships, Northern Vermont University Center for Professional Studies, Community College of Vermont, White Mountains Community College, Vermont Technical College Continuing Education & Workforce Development 

6:15–7:00 pm  Second Info Session

Funding Your Certificate or Technical Training Program—Learn about free resources that can help you pay for training programs, provide one-on-one support, and help you figure out how to cover all your life expenses (transportation, childcare, health insurance, household bills, etc.) while you take classes.

Panel: Educational Opportunity Center, VocRehab, Department of Labor, Department of Children & Families Post-Secondary Education Program

7:00–8:00 pm  Northeast Kingdom College Fair
  Talk to admissions representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities from New England and across the U.S.

Career Training Resource Fair Exhibitors

VSAC grants, loans, scholarships & 529 plans
VSAC loan rehabilitation for defaulted loans
Flexible Pathways, Vermont Agency of Education
Northern Vermont University
Northern Vermont University Center for Professional Studies 
Community College of Vermont
Vermont Technical College Continuing Education & Workforce Development
University of Vermont
St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education
White Mountains Community College
Registered Apprenticeships
Burlington Code Academy
Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS)
Vermont Department of Labor—American Job Center Services
VocRehab Vermont
Northlands Job Corps Center
Vermont Department of Libraries Job Search Resources
DCF Economic Services Post-Secondary Education Program 
Vermont 2-1-1 and Help Me Grow VT
Vermont Air Guard
Vermont Army National Guard
Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children


 

Questions?

Call 888-943-7301 or e-mail us at events@vsac.org.