A dozen regional workforce development summits will be held this fall around Vermont to support state efforts to increase the size and skill of the state’s workforce.

“Tackling Vermont’s workforce shortage has been a top priority of my administration since day one, with initiatives to recruit, retain, train and retrain more Vermont workers,” said Gov. Phil Scott. “I’m pleased to see employers, service providers and stakeholders from all sectors coming together to develop regional solutions to workforce development that will better serve all Vermonters.”

A robust, skilled workforce that is large enough to meet the increasing needs of Vermont employers is critical to the state’s economy. The summit meetings are intended to produce actionable solutions for employers and stimulate better coordination and partnership. 

“Workforce needs are driven by local demand,” said Adam Grinold, president of the Regional Development Corporations of Vermont. “We must continue down the path of coordinated efforts across agencies, sectors and industries to connect employer needs with statewide resources, helping grow opportunities for all Vermonters.”

The first summit is today, Oct. 3, in Brattleboro.

Nearby summits:

• Oct. 7, North Country Career Center, Newport.

• Oct. 15, Delta Hotel, Burlington.

• Oct. 1, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon.

• Oct. 22, St. Albans Museum, St. Albans.

• Nov. 6, Sugarbush Resort, Warren.

• Nov. 14, Green Mountain Technical and Career Center, Hyde Park.

More information: vermontworkforce.com.

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