Training and Education
High-quality education is important to your business. It provides a skilled workforce, access for gaining new skills, and advantages for your employees' children. Combined with the many state programs that enhance workforce skills, there are ample opportunities in this region for quality education available to all ages. NVDA has assembled a workforce training database that is representative of the training opportunities available in the region.
Vermont's Department of Labor (VDOL) provides a ready pool of workers through accessible databases. Not only a clearinghouse for labor force information, VDOL also offers prescreening and testing of applicants to simplify the work force search. The Apprenticeship Program, serving hundreds of apprentices and employers statewide, helps to bridge the gap between education and employment.
The Vermont Training Program provides specialized training on-the-job and in the classroom to benefit small growing companies and large established businesses. The primary goals of the program are job creation and job retention.
North Country Career Center - Newport (click here for promotional video)
Training programs for both high school students and adult education classes. Offers guidance services, cooperative education, and a resource center for tutoring and more.
Applied Technologies Center - St Johnsbury
A vital part of St. Johnsbury Academy, with state-of-the-art equipment provides technical education to boarding, day, and adult students. (802)748-8171
St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education Program- St Johnsbury
The Adult Education Program provides classes to community members looking to advance their work skills, and offers customized trainings for employers in our region.
Lyndon Institute Technical Center - Lyndonville
A local public/private high school offers courses to all students at Lyndon Institute, as well as other regional high schools and adult learners. The Technical Center has forged partnerships with local businesses to design special programs for their workers as well as to place students with entry-level skills in part-time jobs of their chosen fields.
Colleges & Unversities
Students in Northeastern Vermont count themselves lucky. The area offers a superb education from elementary to doctoral levels, all within a 60-mile radius of the Lyndon/St. Johnsbury area.
In Newport, St. Johnsbury and Derby designed to advance your skills or improve your education.
Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, Inc.
Adult Basic Education Program in Newport, St. Johnsbury, Barton, North Troy, Hardwick, Island Pond Lyndonville as well as home tutoring.
Community College of Vermont
Classes in Newport, St. Johnsbury and Online to earn a degree or take specific classes for career improvement.
Lyndon State College
Offers Associates, Bachelors and Masters degrees as well as certification and licensure programs. LSC is a member of the Vermont Workforce & Career Development Network.
A small four-year college in Craftsbury Common offering associates and bachelors degrees specializing in environmental studies, leadership and small-scale agriculture.
Springfield College of Human Services
A satellite campus in St. Johnsbury provides higher education to adults engaged in community and human services work.
K-12 Districts & Supervisory Unions
Orleans-Essex North Supervisory Union
The North Country Schools/OENSU consist of six K-8 schools (Brighton, Charleston, Coventry, Lowell, Newport Town, and Troy); five K-6 schools (Derby, E. Taylor Hatton in Morgan, Holland, Jay/Westfield and Newport City); the North Country Union Junior High School (7-8) and the North Country Union High School (9-12).
Orleans Central Supervisory Union
Serves the Towns of Albany, Barton, Brownington, Glover, Irasburg, Orleans, Westmore, and Lake Region Union High School.
Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union
Craftsbury Schools, Hardwick Elementary School, Hazen UHSD, Lakeview, Wolcott Elementary School, and Woodbury Elementary School.
St. Johnsbury School District
Applied Technical Center at St. Johnsbury Academy and St. Johnsbury Schools.
Caledonia North Supervisory Union
Burke Town School, East Haven School, Lyndon Institute Technical Center, Lyndon Town School, Millers Run School, Newark School, and Sutton School.
Caledonia Central Supervisory Union
Barnet Elementary School, Danville School, Peacham Elementary School, and Walden School.
Essex-Caledonia Supervisory Union
Essex Caledonia Vermont Supervisory Union #18 serves the town of Concord with a k-12 facility; Gilman, with a 7th and 8th grade middle school; Lunenberg, Granby, and Guildhall with k-6 facilities; and the town of Waterford with a k-8. The towns of Kirby, Maidstone and Victory have no operating schools at this time.
Essex North Supervisory Union
Serves the Towns of Averill, Avery's Gore, Bloomfield, Brunswick, Canaan, Lemington, Lewis, Norton, Warner's Grant, and Warren's Gore.