About Vermont Green

Vermont Green began in 2010, coordinated by Central VT Community Action Council with funding provided by an ARRA stimulus grant. It was created as a diverse statewide public-private partnership preparing workers for a variety of green jobs such as:

  • energy-efficient construction and retrofit
  • renewable electric power
  • energy efficient and advanced drive train vehicles
  • recycling and waste reduction
  • sustainable agriculture

The program lasted for two and a half years under its original framework, and wrapped up in June 2012 after training more than 2,000 Vermonters! Currently Vermont Green is being sustained through regional initiatives, including our state-of-the-art, hands-on Home Energy Makeover Trailer. The trailer will help Vermonters learn how to make their homes more comfortable and energy efficient.

Additional workforce development is being implemented by the original VT Green partner network:

    • Barre Area Development Inc
    • BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont
    • Central VT Community Action Council
    • ChamplainValleyOffice of Economic Opportunity
    • Country Home Products
    • Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont
    • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300
    • Northeast Employment & Training Organization
    • Northeast Kingdom Community Action
    • Northern Power Systems, Inc.
    • ReSOURCE
    • SB Electronics
    • Southeastern Vermont Community Action
    • UA Local 693 Plumbers and Pipefitters
    • Vermont Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs
    • Vermont Works for Women
    • Vermont Department of Labor
    • Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
    • Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
    • Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
    • Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity
    • Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs
    • Vermont Regional Workforce Investment Boards
    • Vermont Regional Development Corp.
    • Vermont Technical College
    • Vermont Workforce Development Council
    • VocRehab