Associates for Training & Development (A4TD) is a trade name of Vermont Associates for Training and Development, Inc. a private nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation founded in 1983. A4TD operates Mature Worker Training Centers in Vermont and Connecticut. Our mission is to provide training and employment services to workers age 55+. This niche positioning has been very successful because of the company’s commitment to coordination and collaboration at all levels – local, state, and national.
The company’s core values include a commitment to continuous quality improvement, customer focus, and teamwork (internal) and partnerships (external). A4TD has built its extensive expertise in serving the diverse needs of older workers through operating programs such as the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), and numerous demonstration projects with state and national partners.
Through SCSEP, A4TD assigns over 400 people per year to community service positions at 501(c)3 organizations. On-going training and support are essential program components. While learning job-specific skills, SCSEP participants provide a needed community service to the organization and the community. The demand for this training has been overwhelming and the project has been oversubscribed since its inception.