Champlain Cable Corporation Invests in Workforce Development

17 September 2019

COLCHESTER, Vt.—Champlain Cable Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance wire and cable for use in extreme environments, has been granted $90,400 from the Vermont Training Program (VTP) to enhance employee skill sets and support business growth.  The training will aide Champlain Cable’s efforts in product innovation, design, and management.

The grant will support operator training on the manufacturing floor as well as on the latest 3D modeling software and business analytics tools, ensuring Champlain Cable will continue to bring new products to market. Employees will also receive on-site technical training, which delivers real-time and hands-on experience in creating products to serve important business sectors.

"We believe investing in our people is a strategic part of our business. We have made a company-wide commitment to development and training. We are excited to have this grant assist us in our efforts," said Bill Reichert, Champlain Cable President and CEO.

“Our employees are the key to our success and our ability to remain a leader in this highly-competitive industry. The funds from the Vermont Training Program are a great asset as we work to enhance the careers of all our employees,” said Jordan Mayer, Training & Development Specialist at Champlain Cable.  “As we look to our future, investing in our current workforce is a win-win for all involved.” 

Champlain Cable has a 60-year history of manufacturing and designing high-performance wires and cables for commercial, industrial, and military applications. The company’s products exceed standards of quality, durability, and safety in order to withstand harsh and challenging condition across applications. 

“We are thrilled to co-invest with another Vermont company as they upskill their workforce,” said Department of Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein. “Champlain Cable is commended for efforts to strengthen their culture and encourage increased employee engagement through staff development efforts.”

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About the Vermont Training Program (VTP)

The Vermont Training Program is administered by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Department of Economic Development. It is a workforce development program to enhance the skills of the Vermont workforce and increase productivity of Vermont employers; grants may cover up to 50 percent of the training cost which can either be on-site or through a training provider/vendor.  For more information on VTP, visit http://accd.vermont.gov/economic-development/funding-incentives/vtp.

About the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s (ACCD) mission is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities. ACCD accomplishes this mission by providing grants, technical assistance, and advocacy through three divisions: The Department of Economic Development, the Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information on ACCD please visit: https://accd.vermont.gov/

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