Workforce Development

Vermont’s aging population and demographic shifts have decreased the supply of available workers to support Vermont’s businesses and economy. In the spring of 2020, Vermonters took another economic hit when we lost nearly 61,000 jobs due to the pandemic. A recent report by the University of Vermont stated: “[Vermont’s] educational systems are not sufficiently designed for preparing Vermont’s young people to find meaningful and well-paying career pathways.” Vermont needs to align its secondary and technical education centers around current workforce development needs and opportunities and ensure that they are available statewide. 

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