VERMONT WORKS FOR WOMEN LAUNCHES NEW TRAINING FOR WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES

VERMONT WORKS FOR WOMEN LAUNCHES NEW TRAINING FOR WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES

Vermont Works for Women (VWW) is actively recruiting participants for its Trailblazers: Women in the Construction Trades program, designed to prepare women for jobs and apprenticeships in high-demand, high-paying sectors, including construction, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and others. Along with technical skills, the program exposes participants to the range of employers and jobs available with these skills, as well as provides mentoring and networking opportunities with women working in these sectors. Read More
I am from love – Tonya

I am from love – Tonya

I am from the garden, bare feet, and laughter that centered me. I am from love From climbing trees and homegrown roots I am from the country with trips to cities I am from the garden, bare feet, and laughter That centered and grounded me… Read More
Part of the Conversation

Part of the Conversation

If women and non-binary folks are not designing, building, and testing the work, then their needs and perspectives will also be left out of the vision. Read More
VWW RECEIVES $350,000 GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WOMEN’S BUREAU

VWW RECEIVES $350,000 GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WOMEN’S BUREAU

Vermont Works for Women (VWW) has been awarded $350,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau to expand women’s access to training, apprenticeships, and jobs in the electrical, plumbing, and construction fields. “There are great jobs for women in the trades that don’t require a college degree and can provide life-long financial stability,” says Jen Oldham, Executive Director of Vermont Works for Women. Read More
Spotlight: Sergeant Erynn Hazlett from Vermont National Guard

Spotlight: Sergeant Erynn Hazlett from Vermont National Guard

Sergeant Erynn Hazlett joined the Vermont Army National Guard in 2009. A seventh generation Vermonter, Erynn wanted to stay in southern Vermont to build her life so joining the National Guard allowed her to serve and stay in Vermont. Erynn spent her first six years serving in Logistics, including… Read More
As the Sawdust Settles

As the Sawdust Settles

As the last metal sculpture began to cool in late August, it became official – the 2018 Rosie’s Girls camp season had come to a close. A whirlwind of buzzing saws, whirring sanders, and sparking plasma cutters saw 53 middle school girls and non-binary youth through 5-weeks of camp across northern and central Vermont. Read More
Grit: Courage, Resolve, Strength of Character

Grit: Courage, Resolve, Strength of Character

Every day, Vermont Works for Women staff and the girls and women we work with wear their grit on their sleeve, and it is an inspiration! It’s been an especially “gritty” spring and summer as we celebrated the recent graduation of eight women from our Step In To Work program and five women from our pilot training partnership with Salvations Farms, Read More