News & Announcements from NVDA

Business Announcements

Cheer On Whiteout Solutions Nov. 10th!

The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) has chosen Whiteout Solutions, a NEK business startup, to participate in a national pitch session with a prize of $10,000! Tune in Nov 10th to support our local entrepreneurs as they compete against ten other rural startups from across the country. Learn more and register to watch the virtual event Here. Good Luck Whiteout!

Final Company Presentations: Forest Product’s Accelerator – Nov. 16th

Join DoNorth Coworking and NVU at Burke Mountain Hotel, Nov. 16th from 3:00-6:00 pm for the Forest Product’s Accelerator final presentations and reception. Participating companies will make short presentations that incorporate their Accelerator program experience and the prize winner will take home $10,000! Cohort-2022 Register Here www.forestaccelerator.org

Get a Free Business Energy Consultation

Efficiency Vermont is offering free on-site energy visits to all Vermont businesses. The consultations give businesses access to rebate offers, financing solutions, and technical advice. Schedule a walkthrough even if you plan to make energy updates further down the road. Learn more & sign up!

Employment Opportunities

Two Planning Positions at NVDA

NVDA has openings for skilled, self-motivated full-time Planners. The positions will remain open until filled. To learn more about NVDA visit www.nvda.net. No phone calls please.

  • Municipal & Regional Planner with a planning background and desire to work in a rural context with a staff of dedicated professionals, NVDA Commissioners, and municipal officials. Municipal & Regional Senior Planner
  • Regional Transportation Planner to work with Senior Transportation Planner to coordinate and implement NVDA’s annual transportation work program in collaboration with other planning staff and local communities. Ideal for an individual interested in all aspects of rural transportation planning. NVDA Transportation Planner

Job Opening at CAE

The Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick is seeking a Deputy Director with leadership skills to facilitate a supportive workplace across CAE departments, programs, and initiatives. Full time position with generous benefits. Learn more at www.hardwickagriculture.org/jobs.

Upcoming Events

Veterans Small Business Workshop, Nov. 3rd

VT Technical College, Randolph. A panel discussion of Vermont’s veteran and military spouse business owners sharing their experience. Here about the challenges, successes, and resources they used to start and grow their businesses. This event is offered in a hybrid format. Participants can join by Zoom (link available upon registration) or in person. Register Here

NEK Together, Nov. 11th

Burke Mountain Conference Center, all day. This region-wide, cross-sector community summit is presented by the NEK Collaborative. Individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and municipal entities face the challenges of housing, workforce development, connectivity, and community engagement. Everyone across the NEK is invited to come together to build community-based leadership and engagement. Registration includes lunch and refreshments. NEK Together 2022

VT Statewide Housing Conference, Nov. 16th

Hilton Burlington, 60 Battery Street, 7:45 am-7:00 pm. The 2022 in-person event will cover a range of topics like housing development, single family financing, affordable housing, homelessness, housing policy, local planning, and other special topics. Register Here

Save the Date: VCDA Fall Conference, Dec. 6th

VT Community Development Association Fall Conference will be held at The Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. Registration opens soon. Visit the website and learn more about VCDA: vtcda.org

Career Training & Adult Education Courses

Two Free Courses at NVU & VTC for Vermonters – Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

  • Northern Vermont University Center for Professional Studies https://www.northernvermont.edu/academics/non-traditional-students/center-for-professional-studies/ Take two Free courses at NVU while funding lasts. Select courses and training options through the Center for Professional Studies. Visit vtworkers.vsc.edu to learn more. NVU also offers career advancement and non-degree education through online platforms and traditional learning. Contact Ann Nygard ann.nygard@northernvermont.edu
  • Vermont Tech – Continuing Education & Workforce Development www.vtc.edu Free courses if eligibility criteria is met – act fast! This legislature-funded program at VT Tech and the VT State College System aims to up-skill and re-skill Vermont’s workforce. First come, first served. vtworkers.vsc.edu VTC also offers one-day seminars, online training, short certificate programs, and opportunities for in-demand healthcare careers. VTC Healthcare Here.

North Country Career Center, Newport https://nc3.ncsuvt.org/adult-education

Contact Marina Cole (802) 334-5469 x3305 marina.cole@ncsuvt.org

St. Johnsbury Academy https://stjacademy.org/adult-education/

Contact Sandra Mings Lamar (802) 748-7738 smingslamar@stjacademy.org

Lyndon Institute Career & Technical Education Center https://www.lyndoninstitute.org/academics/career-technical-education

Contact Jeremy White, jeremy.white@lyndoninstitute.org

Canaan School CTE Program https://www.canaanschools.org/career-technical-center/

Contact Chris Damato (802) 266-8910 cdamato@canaanschools.org

Sterling College School of the New American Farmstead https://www.ce.sterlingcollege.edu

Contact Nakasi Fortune continuingeducation@sterlingcollege.edu

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