Vermont Business Magazine Today, the Vermont State Colleges System announced the creation of a new Workforce Development Division designed to enable the VSC to strengthen student-employer collaborations and strengthen program alignment. between Vermont State University and the Community College of Vermont.
The Workforce Development Division will align program offerings, administrative support services, business processes and systems to meet Vermont’s critical talent and workforce needs in key industry sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, mental health, education, broadband communications technology and many more. This will create a clear entry point with a “no wrong door” philosophy. In addition to providing this unified entity for employees and Vermonters looking to upgrade their skills, this new structure will provide a single point of contact for employers looking to further train their employees.
Building on the strengths of current programs, expanding into new industry sectors, continuing to pool resources, and expanding access to enrollment statewide, the Workforce Development Division VSCS’s work is envisioned as a one-stop-shop for Vermonters, Vermont businesses, and industries. .
This new division will allow VSCS to focus more on meeting the state’s workforce needs through close collaboration with program officials within Vermont State University and the Community College of Vermont.
To lead this effort, the Board of Trustees also today voted unanimously to appoint Patricia Moulton, current President of Vermont Technical College, as the first Executive Director of Workforce Development. She will assume this role when she steps down as president of Vermont Technical College in July.
Patricia Moulton brings to this role a wealth of experience in economic development, state government and higher education. She has been with the VSC since 2017, when she was named president of Vermont Technical College and has the distinction of being the first woman to hold the position. Prior to joining VSCS, she served as Secretary of the Vermont Commerce and Community Development Agency, Vermont State Labor Commissioner, and Executive Director of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. She has decades of experience in the state of Vermont supporting economic growth with a focus on workforce development and education, and will be an exceptional leader in bringing the goals of the Division of Development to fruition. of the work force.
“Pat comes to this position with decades of experience leading significant workforce development efforts in state government, Vermont Regional Development Centers and Vermont Technical College. “said Chancellor Sophie Zdatny. “This new division under Pat’s leadership will provide greater access to education and training for lifelong learners, those looking to retrain and upskill, and employers seeking training. personalized.”
Moulton added, “I am excited to continue with Vermont State Colleges in this new role leading the new Workforce Development Division. I am passionate about providing people with the opportunity to improve their skills and providing employers with the workforce they need to continue to thrive in Vermont. I look forward to working with President Grewal of Vermont State University and President Judy of Community College of Vermont to continue the great work we are already doing and develop even more opportunities. I thank the Board of Directors for their faith and trust in me.
ABOUT VERMONT STATE UNIVERSITYYes
In 2020, the Vermont State Colleges System began a period of transformation to unify Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College into a single accredited entity by July 1, 2023, with administrative transformation and infrastructure over the next five years.
Once the transition is complete, the Vermont State College System will consist of Vermont State University and the Community College of Vermont (CCV). The new university will increase the scope of learning opportunities for all learners, fueling Vermont’s economic pipeline and creating opportunities for learners of all ages who otherwise would not have access to affordable higher education opportunities.
ABOUT THE VERMONT STATE COLLEGE SYSTEM
For the benefit of Vermont, the Vermont State Colleges System provides an affordable, high-quality, student-centered, and accessible education that fully integrates professional, liberal, and career studies in accordance with student aspirations and regional and state needs. Vermont’s state college system includes Castleton University, Vermont Community College, University of Vermont North, and Vermont Technical College. Learn more at www.vsc.edu.
MONTPELIER, VT – Vermont State Colleges 2022-05-16