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Vermont HITEC featured about recently launched apprenticeship program

By Dave Bowers on Jul 28, 2014 11:32:00 AM


Vermont HITEC was featured in a lengthy story in the Valley News about an apprenticeship program recently launched at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. More than 725 New Hampshire and Vermont candidates attended orientation sessions to kick off the applicant selection process for becoming one of 20 medical assistants or 10 pharmacy technicians to work at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Vermont HITEC also received a plug from a Vermont Public Radio story featuring an on-site training academy at Hypertherm, a global company based in the Upper Valley that manufactures machines used for cutting metal. Hypertherm has partnered with Vermont HITEC and an area community college to expand the region’s manufacturing workforce through the training academy. Vermont HITEC partners with regional businesses to create accelerated educational apprenticeship programs for employers with immediate openings in IT, healthcare and advanced manufacturing. The Vermont HITEC approach to workforce development has been called “a model that works” by the Obama administration.