Department of Economic Development

Vermont Training Program

A Note from the Vermont Training Program Director:


On June 24, 2014 Governor Shumlin signed into law S. 220: An Act Relating to Furthering Economic Development.  Within this bill are some changes to the Vermont Training Program (VTP).  The nature of these changes will allow for the continuation of the flexible, nimble and strategic program that has been in place for over 30 years.  It encourages the program to be more transparent and to have greater collaboration with State Agencies, Departments, and Programs.  In addition, new eligibility criteria will allow for a greater number of employees to benefit from the program. 

We are excited about the positive changes within the legislation and are working hard internally to re-vamp the program and have it accessible as soon as possible.  New application criteria and program information should be available by August 1, 2014. 

Please keep an eye on this web page for information as we have it available.  In addition, updates will be put out through our newsletter, and social media outlets. See below for more information.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to be in touch.

All the best,


Beth Demers 
Director, Workforce Development Programs
Vermont Department of Economic Development

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Beth Demers, Vermont Training Program Director