Can Vermont solve its workforce crisis with career & technical education?
Live call-in discussion: It’s a common sight these days: a business with a "help wanted" sign hanging out front, seeking workers. It's a symptom of statewide shortage of workers to fill what Gov. Phil Scott described as some 23,000 open jobs in Vermont. One way to address the workforce shortage, the Governor says, is getting more people into the trades through career and technical education, or CTE. This hour, we discussion Vermont's CTE pathways, and some of the hurdles that keep students from pursuing these careers.
Our guests are:
- Jay Ramsey, assistant division director for the Agency of Education
- Sarah Ballou, program coordinator for the electrical and plumbing apprenticeship program at , Vermont Technical College
- Melissa Connor, director and principal at Stafford Technical Center
Broadcast live on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.