Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hosted a special presentation and dialogue with Vermont students about employability in Vermont. As part of the presentation, several Vermont employers including Benoit Electric, GW Plastics, and Chroma Technologies presented about the opportunities that their companies offered young Vermont jobseekers, and their skill sets and trades aligned closely with many of the programs and values taught at CVCC.
As part of the presentation, Senator Sanders opened the floor for questions and discussion about what young people need to find good-paying jobs in Vermont. The students raised excellent points, and although there is much work to be done to improve access to employment in Vermont, there was a sense of excitement in the room about the job possibilities across Vermont:
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