"Ready for Work" class to start soon! Oct. 7 first day of classes

New Program Helps Job Seekers Get "Ready for Work," Advance in Their Careers

A new program offered by the Community College of Vermont (CCV), Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), and the Windham Workforce Investment Board (WWIB) will help unemployed individuals and those with little work experience gain marketable skills, obtain jobs and advance in their careers.

The free, 8-week course, known as "Ready for Work," begins Oct. 7 and will be held at CCV's new Brattleboro academic center. Enrollment for the program is now open. The course will focus on the core skills most requested by Vermont businesses, and upon completing it, participants will be eligible to receive the Governor's Career Ready Certificate and the National Career Readiness Certificate – both of which are recognized by many Vermont employers as indicators of proficiency and workforce readiness.

Throughout the course and afterward, participants will receive intensive, one-on-one support from SEVCA to help them solidify skills such as resume writing and interviewing, overcome employment barriers, search for and apply to jobs, and transition successfully into the workforce.

"Ready for Work" was developed by the WWIB, in partnership with SEVCA and CCV, with a Regional Workforce Partnership Grant from the Vermont Department of Labor, to address the mutual workforce needs of both employers and disadvantaged workers in the state of Vermont. The CCV Career Readiness portion of the program is made possible with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Interested applicants should fill out an application by going to http://apply.ccv.edu/career/. For more information, click here or contact Shanti McKenna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 802-786-3825. Denise Mason, Director of Economic Development at SEVCA, is also available to answer questions at 802-722-4575 ext. 150.

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