The New York Times reports that in order to address the skills gap in American manufacturing, employers are realizing two-year degrees and certificates provide the academic skills and hands-on training essential to today’s workforce. The Vermont State Colleges meet this need like no other institutions in Vermont. With programs tailored to significant workforce sectors, like […]
Montpelier – Today the Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) lauded Governor Phil Scott’s proposal to boost their state funding by $4 million with inflationary increases to follow. The new funding for the five-college system would be the first increase in base funding in nearly a decade. It will encourage their work to boost post-secondary attainment […]
By Chancellor Jeb Spaulding Printed in the New England Journal of Higher Education Despite the serious headwinds buffeting small, rural, tuition-dependent public colleges, they can survive—and even thrive—where leadership is proactive, courageous and doubled-down on our mission to serve. Unfavorable demographics, inadequate state funding, disruptive technologies and increases in costs can either choke us or […]
By: Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges Martha O’Connor, Chair, Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees Governor-elect Scott and the new Legislature have a lot on their plate in the new year. There is one big decision to make that can’t be put off. Will they choose to provide the funding necessary to place […]
A successful partnership between Community College of Vermont and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital provides jobs for graduates. Read the story.
At Vermont Tech, biodigester Big Bertha produces enough electricity to power up to 70 homes on a cold day. Read the story.
Johnson State College Dining Services/Sodexo Executive Chef Paul Bento and General Manager Tom Fondakowski and Rob Macfarlane of Sodexo at Castleton University were among the employers given this year’s Spirit of the ADA awards by the Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. Read the story.