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.