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Support and Financial Assistance

Many adult learners qualify for funding to help with some or all of the tuition cost for training. Career centers work with VSAC, Vermont Department of Labor, VocRehab Vermont, and Vermont Adult Basic Education.

 

VSAC has outreach counselors in every region in Vermont ready to help students learn about grant opportunities.

Find a VSAC Counselor in your Region

Almost all classes listed here qualify for the Advancement Grant available through VSAC.  This need-based scholarship currently (2022) has a $3000 cap, a class must lead to career advancement or further training, and there is a lifetime limit of 6 grants.

More information on the Advancement Grant

Vermont Adult CTE grant has a cap of $1000 but can be used in addition to other financial aid and open to Vermont residents regardless of financial need determination.  Apply through the VSAC counselor for your region.

Curtis Credential of Value (COV) Training Scholarship has as cap of $1500 and can be used in addition to other financial aid and open to people living in Vermont. The VSAC counselor in your region can explain the nomination process.

Find a VSAC Counselor in your Region

 

Vermont Works for Women supports women and gender nonconforming individuals with career exploration, development and advancement, including searching, applying for and interviewing for jobs, transitioning between fields, managing personal finances, and more!

Explore employment and training support services for women.

Vermont Works for Women can also connect you with a volunteer career mentor. Any woman or gender nonconforming individual can request to meet with a career mentor to get help with finding a new job or learning about a new career.

Explore career mentoring for women.

The Vermont Department of Labor is ready to help unemployed, underemployed, and displaced workers find and fund training opportunities.

Find a Vermont Department of Labor Career Resource Center in your region

HireAbility Vermont provides services to help Vermont's dealing with a disability that affects employment. They may also provide financial and academic support for adult technical training.

Find a HireAbility office in your area

Vermont Adult Basic Education assists adult learners, age 16 and older, to acquire the  reading,  writing, math, and computer skills to earn their high school diploma or GED. They also teach English Language Learners the skills needed to advance educationally or in the workplace.

Find Adult Education and Literacy Services in your area.