Want a new direction?

Find job training—and the money to pay for it.

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

See the Videos & Workshop Resources tab below for our recorded workshops, presentation PowerPoints, handouts, and useful links.

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.

Are you a high school parent or student? Click here.

    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.

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

    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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    Questions?

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

     

    Click on the solid green bars below for information.

    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.

     

    Click on the solid green bars below for information.

    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.