For Workers

Local Training & Education

Training and education directory

Considering a career change, taking classes, or pursuing a degree? Below is a list of training and educational facilities that will help get you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

  • Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) provides adults with essential skills education to further their educational, employment and personal goals
  • Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) offers comprehensive educational programs and services to community members who would like to advance their education or workplace skills or attain a high school diploma/equivalency.
  • Central VT Adult Basic Education provides free literacy instruction for adults and out of school youth in the belief that a person who is literate has the essential key for self-understanding and for full and active membership in the world.
  • Tutorial Center Bennington  is Vermont’s most comprehensive educational support center offering academic, professional and enrichment programs in Southern Vermont.
  • Adult Career Centers has 15 career and technical centers in Vermont and two comprehensive high schools serving their regions as a career and technical center.
  • Community College of Vermont (CCV) is one of five Vermont State Colleges and has been accredited since 1975 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. They provide quality, affordable education to over 10,000 students each year.
  • Vermont State Colleges are five unique institutions located across Vermont. They include: Castleton State College, Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College and Vermont Technical College.

Online Training & Education

The world on online education and training is rapidly growing. Vermont Associates is excited to afford you the opportunity to learn and grow when and where it fits into your schedule.

  • Ed2Go – Online learning anytime anywhere, just click away!
  • GCLearnFree.org – Take a free online class.
  • Log On To Learn – KnowledgeWave is pleased to bring you a virtual learning environment that includes computer instruction, professional development & tools to increase office productivity.” Financial literacy: “free banking education classes that are helpful to many with a wide variety of needs and backgrounds

Financial Services

Financial Literacy

Associates for Training and Development is proud to refer program Participants to the financial service organizations with whom we have a longstanding partnership. Specifically, the free financial management courses offered by Merchants Bank prove helpful to many of program Participants.

Financial Aid

  • Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, or VSAC, is a public non profit agency to help Vermonters who want to go to college or other training after high school. VSAC provides information on grants, loans, scholarships, and financial aid.
  • Additional financial aid is available to A4TD program Participants

Free Tuition for 65+

Interested parties should investigate Community College of Vermont’s (CCV) course offerings at ccv.edu

Veterans’ Tuition Benefits

Veterans are eligible for many tuition benefit programs. CCV and other training organizations assist veterans in getting started with college. As a first step, CCV can help navigate the process of accessing GI Bill Benefits, which in many cases will fully cover the cost of a CCV degree. CCV Veterans Resource Advisors can also help determine which other Veterans’ Tuition Benefits are appropriate for each applicant.

Wellness Support Services

At A4TD, we believe that general wellness is a critical part of work readiness. Through our web of partners, we are well equipped to provide referrals to both public and private support services.

  • 211 is a free and confidential service, providing information and referrals to resources to help maintain and improve general health and well being. Visit vermont211.org,  http://www.211ct.org, or pick up the phone and dial 211.
  • Browse the 211 Services Directories for information on accessing other benefits including:
    • Nutritional support
    • Mental and emotional support
    • Economic support
    • General Wellness