Community College of Vermont Wins $2.5 Million

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 - The Community College of Vermont will receive a $2.5 million job-training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Vermont congressional delegation announced today.

The grant comes through a career training program, said Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.).

"The Community College of Vermont has a proven record of effective service to students, communities, and employers in Vermont," the delegation said in a joint letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis supporting the grant request.

The college has matched course offerings with what employers say are the most-needed skills.  A new Community College of Vermont program offers a fast-track associate degree for adults enrolled in courses that provide training in high-demand, high-growth career fields.