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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

Propane Certified Employee Training Program (CETP)

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: October 5, 2022
End Date: November 19, 2022
Class Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Time:  8 am - 4 pm

The CETP program, provided by VT Fuel Dealers Association, certifies technicians to install, inspect, or service LP gas appliances, equipment, or systems. This training series will provide certification options for …

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

Small Engine Repair

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: October 5, 2022
End Date: November 15, 2022
Class Days: Tuesday,
Time:  6pm - 8:30pm

This popular class offers hands-on experience diagnosing and addressing a variety of common issues with small engines. Students are encouraged to bring in their mowers, chainsaws, generators, and other small …

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

Welding – An Introduction

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: August 27, 2022
End Date: September 17, 2022
Class Days: Saturday,
Time:  9am - 1pm

Learn basic skills in shielded metal arc welding (stick welding) processes, as well as the safety procedures required to set up and shut down welding equipment. This intro class meets …

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

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