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VCBB Workforce Development


utility workers, utility poles, and wires


“With the tight labor market, we need every able-bodied person to be in the workforce. In each aspect of the program, the VCBB Workforce Development Team will consider how to support a more inclusive and diverse workforce. Workforce programs that build coordination of service and support delivery will proactively mitigate barriers that limit workforce participation, such as physical, financial, and child-care.” ~ Christine Hallquist, VCBB Executive Director


 

Broadband Installer Apprenticeship - Now registering participants!

  • Free Training
  • Classes start March 16 
  • Classes on weekends (first weekend virtual and in Colchester weekends after that) and virtually Tuesdays and Thursday evenings
  • Weekend schedule: 8:30-5:00 on 3/16, 3/17, 3/23, 3/24, 4/6, 4/7, 4/13, 4/14, 4/27, 4/28, 5/4, 5/5
  • Competitive starting salaries
  • Opportunities for career advancement in information technology trades, smart grid, and engineering trades

To register, email Herryn.Herzog@vermont.gov.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (this includes those who anticipate having either requirement in the next six months)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to climb heights and high-altitude ladders, work aloft for extended periods of time, and the ability to work in confined spaces, including manholes
  • Visual ability to determine the color distinctions in wire and cable colors
  • Ability to work away from roadways in remote areas across rough terrain while carrying heavy loads

Watch Crews Bringing Broadband to Vermonters Despite Tough Terrain and Weather Challenges (WCAX)

Meet the Crews Connecting Vermont (Vermont Public)