Education and Workforce Development

The Education and Workforce Development Working Group focuses on strategies which will improve and enhance K-12 education (including core STEM curriculum and career and technical education), higher education, adult and continuing education, and internship/apprenticeship programs that lead to careers in the food system. It also works on strategies which address food system workforce needs and labor issues.

Members include K-12 and career and technical education center educators, college and university personnel, government agency staff, workforce development program administrators, educational consultants, and other organizational representatives working to improve food system education and workforce development opportunities for Vermonters.


Activities

Food System Career Profiles: 12 Profiles Released Add to Collection

The Career Image and Pathways Task Force developed curriculum for students to create food system career profiles, which will help with the overall promotion and awareness of food system careers. The first 12 profiles have been completed (many more to come!) and will soon be distributed to guidance counselors and teachers across the state.

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Business-Education Partnerships Task Force Launches Pilot Project Add to Collection

The Business-Education Partnerships Task Force is launching a Washington County Pilot to link educators, workforce developers, and food system businesses.

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