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When you’re thriving at work, Vermont is thriving too.

Upskill Vermont is committed to providing easy-access pathways that support every Vermonters’ pursuit of a rewarding career. We believe that by developing Vermonters’ professional skills through education and training designed for the real world, we strengthen our state, our communities, and our families.

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Trained Workers Wanted

24,000 workers have recently left the Vermont workforce.

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Opportunity for the Taking

Vermont is #1 in the nation for job availability per person.

WHERE UPSKILL VERMONT COMES IN

Our mission: Keep Vermonters competitive — and happy — at work

Ready to take on a new role or pursue a career path you’ve always been curious about? Investing in advanced training can feel like a leap and a financial commitment. The Upskill Vermont Scholarship Program is here to support your goals with career guidance and advising support.

Featured Videos and Media

Meet UVM students who’ve transformed their careers through a combination of studying and strategizing — and learn how you can too.

Occupations

General Information

Several websites provide information on different occupations in a range of industries. Each of these can help you find out more about a career you may be interested in or may help you find your next career.

Do you want to find a career that matches your interests?

  • When you choose a career that matches your overall interests, you’re more likely to enjoy your job. You’re also more likely to be successful.
  • CareerOneStop’s interest assessment, offered by the US Dept of Labor, will ask you a series of questions about what you like and don’t like to do. Then will match your likes and dislikes to careers.
  • Get started with your Interest Assessment.

Want to know what careers you can do with the skills you already have?

  • Your skills describe what you like to do and what you are good at. Being able to identify and describe your skills allows you to answer key questions at job interviews such as “What can you do for my organization?” and “What problems can you solve?”
  • In the workplace, there are two kinds of skills: technical skills, and soft skills. Both types are essential for success.The following resources, both sponsored by the US Dept of Labor, help you identify your skill strengths and match these to corresponding jobs:
    • Skills Matcher helps you identify your skills. Use it to create a list of your skills and match them to careers that use those skills.
    • O*NET look up your strongest skills to see which occupations match them best.

Job Search

Job search engines are a great place to start to better understand what opportunities are out there and the skills employers are looking for. These are a few examples of the many job sites out there.

General Employment Jobsites

Vermont Employment Jobsites

Community College of Vermont Links

Resources

Many articles and videos are available to help you improve or develop new skills employers are looking for or to better understand the changing career options in the market.

Ted Talks

Occupations

Job Search

Skills

Do you have other Upskilling or Career Changing Needs?

Contact a Professional Development Advisor or a Career Coach Today!

What People are Saying

I chose this class because it was hands-on and encouraged collaboration and feedback from the get-go – and promised to get me out of the insular world of being in-house at a non-profit. Every week, my confidence grew in my ability to provide and give feedback and I was exposed to resources that left staff at work impressed with my new digital knowledge. As a bonus, I also got to test ideas for products in development, which strengthened my project management skills. One of the greatest professional development investments I’ve participated in.

Alice Christman, Digital Marketing Fundamentals Professional Certificate Graduate

This program far exceeded my expectations. The content was comprehensive and well organized. The format and assignments were highly experiential and gave opportunities for practice of Doula skills. The instructor modeled Doula work and created a community of learners who companioned each other throughout. Highly recommend this program.

Judith D., RN, Hospice Volunteer, End-of-Life Doula Graduate