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Skilled Trades

The Skilled Trades offer a wide variety of pathways to high-wage, high-demand jobs in Vermont.. According to the McClure Foundation/Vermont Department of Labor study on Most Promising Jobs, two-thirds of the most promising jobs that are available without a college degree are in the skilled trades. Adult education classes at your local Career and Technical Education center can help you find a hands-on skill that suits your abilities and passions.

Types of Classes Offered

  • EPA 608/609
  • Heavy Equipment Training
  • HVACR Technician Training
  • Natural Gas Certification
  • OSHA 10
  • Solar Installation
  • Welding

Our Training Centers with Programs and Certifications in Skilled Trades:

HVAC Installer: $25.70/hr (2020)
Heavy Equipment Operator: $19.66/hr (2020)
Welders: $19.67/hr (2020)

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Upcoming Classes

HAVCR – Basic Refrigeration & Charging Procedures

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: September 19, 2022
End Date: November 30, 2022
Class Days: Monday, Wednesday,
Time:  3pm - 6 pm

This course is an introduction to air conditioning and refrigeration theory, application, systems, components, troubleshooting, and system charging. Hands-on training in our HVACR lab will test students in a variety …

Career Field: Skilled Trades
Training Center: North Country Career Center

HVACR Technician Training Program

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: August 30, 2022
End Date: May 18, 2023
Class Days: Tuesday, Thursday,
Time:  5:30pm - 8:30pm

This program provides students with the opportunity to learn the theory and skills necessary to begin a HVACR career and/or continue to post secondary training. Students will master a variety …

Career Field: Skilled Trades
Training Center: Center for Technology, Essex

Vermont Propane/Natural Gas Continuing Education Seminar

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: July 22, 2022
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:00am - 4:30pm

VFDA’s 8 Hour CETP Seminar fulfills the renewal requirements for Propane & Natural Gas Certification. The seminar includes the required two hours of CO/Venting instruction (VTFP-1)

Career Field: Skilled Trades
Training Center: North Country Career Center

VOICEOVER GPS PROGRAM

Type of Class: online
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Varies,

Prepare for your exciting new career in the voiceover industry!  Students will understand and master performance techniques, technical skills, hardware and software used in the field, and procedures and practices …

Career Field: Skilled Trades
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Woodworking – Basic

Type of Class: in-person
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Varies,

Designed for those interested in learning the basics of woodworking. Learn the basic techniques and tools needed to get started in woodworking. Classes will be held in our woodshop with …

Career Field: Skilled Trades
Training Center: Hannaford Career Center