Vermont Students are being given the opportunity to find and work long lasting careers through a new program called Build Vermont Pathways, a collaboration between Vermont Technical College and the Agency of Transportation.
This partnership between the two establishments has led to a job-creation program that is available around the state of Vermont, reports NBC. There are multiple ways to enter; it is not just open to students in high school or in college but to veterans and career changers as well, revealed officials involved with the project at a VTrans panel that was held last December 8, Thursday.
The opportunities for different sets of people are precisely what make the program unique. If you are looking for a way to study but at the same time afford to pay for your degree with a stable job, the Build Vermont Pathways is the program to help you accomplish that.
According to Governor Peter Shumlin, it makes education affordable for people, offering internships whilst students are at school and "has you hit the ground running when we hire you for a great career in ensuring that we rebuild our infrastructure."
There is a wide range of careers involved. Aviation, Business, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Diesel and Automotive Technology, and Information Technology are on the listed fields.
The official website for the college stated that VTrans offers competitive salaries and good benefits which include tuition reimbursement for their workforce. One particular pathways that was revealed was a two-year degree at VTrans as well as a paid summer internship that could eventually lead to permanent employment.
Students have also expressed interest in the program. A freshman named Derek Bevins shared that he currently works for an engineering company and it would be a good thing to be able to diversify and find out what other jobs are available for the students of Vermont Technical College.
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