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Adult Education,                      Sept. to Dec. 2011
                                      Classroom-based courses        page 2

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                                      Online career training programs page 7

& Online Learning                     Registration information       page 8

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                                                  Bennington, VT 05201
                                                  321 Park Street

Bennington, VT 05201
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                                                         Southwest Vermont Career Development Center
Computer Software Specialist Certificate                             Graphic/Web Design Certificate                                       Medical Office Specialist Certificate
Completion of 4 courses: Intro to Computers, Word, Excel, Access     Completion of 3 courses (on campus or online)                        Completion of 4 courses (on campus or online)
(on campus or online)                                                Social Media for Business                                            Medical Transcription 1 & 2
Computer Basics—A or B                                               S. Wiltshire, Mon , 5:30–8:30 p.m., Oct. 3, rm. 156C, 3 hrs.,        N. Smith, Mon , 5:30–8:30 p.m., Sept. 26–Nov. 21 (no class Oct.
M. Letourneau, Tues & Thurs , 5:30–8 p.m., Sept. 29–Oct. 18,         $40. Learn how to use social websites e.g. Twitter, Facebook,        10), rm. 222C, 24 hrs., $295. Pre-req. typing/word processing,
rm. 222C (A); or M. Pellon, Tues & Thurs , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 18–       YouTube and blogs to market your business, expanding promo-          medical terminology. Learn techniques, formats, practice
Nov. 1, rm. 057C (B), 15 hrs., $195. Basics of using a computer,     tion at minimal cost.                                                transcribing on computer from medical tapes. Past completers
Windows, Internet, editing, saving, printing, communicating          Web Design 101                                                       may continue skill building with case dictation.
with others, plus topics requested. For the beginner with little     S. Wiltshire, Mon & Wed , 5:30–8:30 p.m., Oct. 17–Nov. 9, rm.        Medical Office Procedures
to no experience.                                                    156C, 24 hrs., $275. Pre-req. file management. Learn to design       S. Daugherty, Mon & Wed , 6–9 p.m., Sept. 28–Oct. 6, rm.
Intro to Computers A or B                                            a web page and organize content, using free web sites, and           073C, 15 hrs., $195. Learn medical office administrative proce-
J. Estey, Mon & Wed , 5:30–8:30 p.m., Oct. 3–31 (no class Oct.       learning basics of HTML and CSS.                                     dures including patient coordinator role and customer service.
10), rm. 057C (A), or N. Jozefiak, Tues & Thurs , 5:30–8:30 p.m.,    Adobe InDesign—Level 1                                               Medical Insurance Billing
Oct. 27–Nov. 22, rm. 222C (B), 24 hrs., $275. Learn basics of        A. Boey, Tues & Thurs , 5:30–8:30 p.m., Sept. 29–Oct. 25, rm.        S. Daugherty, Mon & Wed , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 31–Nov. 28 (no class
MS Office software, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics,         156C, 24 hrs., $275. Pre-req. computer skills. Learn page layout     Nov. 23), rm. 073C, 24 hrs., $295. Pre-req. medical terminology
through simple projects. Increase your effectiveness with            skills with Adobe InDesign, tools to manipulate and edit text        or experience. Learn medical billing for commercial, govern-
computers.                                                           and graphics, with simple projects e.g. flyer, newsletter, poster.   ment, other insurance programs, claims forms, codes, regula-
MS Excel 2007—Level 1 A or B                                         Adobe InDesign—Level 2                                               tions, visit physician’s practice.
M. Douglas, Tues & Thurs , Sept. 26–Oct. 12 (no class Oct. 10)       A. Boey, Tues & Thurs , 5:30–8:30 p.m., Nov. 1–29 (no class          Medical Terminology 1
(A), or B. Houle, Mon & Wed , Nov. 7–21 (B), 5:30–8:30 p.m.,         Nov. 24), rm. 156C, 24 hrs., $275. Pre-req. Adobe InDesign 1.        K. Slade, Tues , 6–9 p.m., Nov. 1–Dec. 6, rm. 073C, 15 hrs.,
rm. 220C, 15 hrs., $195. Learn to design worksheets, editing,        Learn additional software features, tips and tricks, increase the    $195. Intro to medical terms for body systems, diagnostics,
viewing, printing, formulas and functions, data appearance,          sophistication of your design, for a professional quality look       procedures, and treatments, and the structure and meaning of
charting, saving.                                                    in print.                                                            medical terms. Med. Term. 2 runs Jan. 17–Feb. 14.
MS Excel 2007—Level 2                                                Adobe Photoshop—Level 1                                              Intro to Massage Therapy
B. Houle, Mon & Wed , 5:30–8:30 p.m., Nov. 28–Dec. 12,               S. Wiltshire, Mon & Wed , 5:30–8:30 p.m., Nov. 16–Dec. 14 (no        M. Freitas LMT & F. Freitas, Wed , 6–9 p.m., Dec. 7, rm. 073C,
rm. 220C, 15 hrs., $195. Pre–req. Excel. Sorting data, adding        class Nov. 23), rm. 156C, 24 hrs., $275. Pre-req. file manage-       3 hrs., $30. Intro to field of massage therapy, history, types,
graphics, templates, protecting workbooks, creating tables/          ment. Learn to edit and enhance quality of photo imagery for         ethics, safety issues, basic anatomy & physiology, reference
outlines, linking cells and formulas, sorting, filtering.            graphic design, web, or photography, with coaching on projects.      materials, and practical demonstration of techniques.
Computer Certification Prep                                          Digital Photography                                                  EMT Certification
A. Sebborn, Tues & Thurs , 2:30–4:30 p.m., Oct. 4–Nov. 10,           G. Palmer, Tues , & Thurs , 7–9 p.m., Dec. 6–15 & Jan. 3–10,         W. Hathaway, Mon & Thurs , 6–10 p.m., & some Sat ,
rm. 226C, 24 hrs., $195. For individuals interested in preparing     rm. 156C, 14 hrs., $150. Learn professional techniques with your     8:30–4:30 p.m., Sept. 12 start, Bennington Rescue Squad, 120
for A+ or Cisco Certified Network Administrator certifications.      digital camera—light, composition, editing, archiving photos.        hrs. didactic + 20 hrs. observation with ambulance service or
Continue individualized work with Cisco course until completed.                                                                           SVMC ER, $400. Successful completion of the course and the
MS Word 2007—Level 1                                                 Business Certificate                                                 National Registry Written and Practical Exam results in National
M. Madison, Mon & Wed , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 17–31, rm. 220C, 15                                                                                Registry of EMT’s certification. For details and application,
hrs., $195. Learn word processing basics, editing, formats, how      Completion of 3 courses, Excel acceptable                            contact William Hathaway, 442-5817.
to produce high-quality documents e.g. letters, reports, flyers,     QuickBooks Pro—Level 1 A or B                                        Reiki—Level 1
graphics.                                                            T. Roan, Tues & Thurs , 6–9 p.m., Sept. 29–Oct. 13 (A), or Nov.
                                                                                                                                          A. Mazur, Mon , 6–7:30 p.m., Sept. 26–Oct. 17 (no class Oct.
                                                                     3–17 (B), rm. 057C, 15 hrs., $195. Business accounting software
MS Word 2007—Level 2                                                                                                                      10), rm. 127C, 4.5 hrs., $65. Reiki is an ancient method of natural
                                                                     to set up, manage accounts payable/receivable, payroll, inven-
M. Madison, Mon & Wed , 6–9 p.m., Nov. 7–21, rm. 057C,                                                                                    healing that uses energy channeled through a practitioner’s
                                                                     tory, bank reconciliations, budget, general ledger, reports.
15 hrs., $195. Learn more software features, shortcuts, and                                                                               hands to restore health and a sense of well-being. Become
apply to your projects and work. Use more of the power of the        QuickBooks Pro—Level 2                                               attuned to Level 1 by Reiki Master Teacher.
program, and more features.                                          T. Roan, Tues & Thurs , 6–9 p.m., Nov. 29–Dec. 1, rm. 057C,
                                                                                                                                          Pharmacy Technician Certification
                                                                     6 hrs., $90. For current QuickBooks users, problem solving,
MS Access 2007—Level 1                                                                                                                    W. Bennett, J. Sherman, M. Iglinski, Tues & Thurs , 6–9 p.m.,
                                                                     troubleshooting for the business environment, increase effec-
J. Shultz, Tues & Thurs , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 4–18, rm. 220C, 15 hrs.,                                                                         Jan. 17–June 14, 2012, rm. 147C & SVMC Pharmacy, 120 hrs.,
                                                                     tive use of program.
$195. Learn how to use, build, manage, maintain and document                                                                              $1600. Pre-req. medical terminology, HSD/GED. Study pharma-
a database.                                                          Office Accounting 1 & 2—Spring 2012                                  cology & clinical skills to prepare for PTCB national certifica-
MS Access 2007—Level 2                                               TBA                                                                  tion exam. Hands-on practical activities for pharmacy work.
J. Shultz, Tues & Thurs , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 25–Nov. 8, rm. 220C, 15     Financial Planning                                                   Certification required in NY/MA, some places in VT.
hrs., $195. Pre-req. Access 1 or experience. Learn how to design     B. McKenna CFP®, Mon , 6:30–8 p.m., Oct. 17, rm. 147C, 1.5
and query a relational database, customize input forms, and          hrs., free. Learn investment basics and retirement strategies         Pan Seared Porcini
create custom reports.                                               from a professional financial planner. Course is intended for         Crusted Filet Mignon
                                                                     those interested in working towards a secure financial future.        with Beetroot Purees
MS PowerPoint 2007                                                                                                                         and Baby Carrots,
M. Pellon, Wed , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 5 & 12, rm. 222C, 6 hrs., $90.       Optional follow-up session available on an individual basis.          Chef Robert Andrew
Develop a slide presentation for business and education uses.
Visually inform others/make the sale.                                Culinary Arts
MS Publisher 2007                                                    Culinary Workshops
N. Jozefiak, Wed , 5:30–8:30 p.m., Oct. 19 & 26, rm. 222C, 6 hrs.,   With Chef Michael Galbraith, Chef Robert Andrew, Chef Gary
$90. Develop flyers, brochures, newsletters, cards, and print        Yeung, and Bakers Natasha Garder and Matt Littrell. See our
publications with this graphics software tool.                       website, for dates and descriptions.
The Digital Office                                                   Culinary Courses
M. Pellon, Tues & Thurs , 6–9 p.m., Nov. 29–Dec. 13, rm. 222C,       With Chef Michael Galbraith, focusing on skills for the aspiring
15 hrs., $195. Learn multiple functions in office work today,        chef, ranging from beginning safe-serve and prep skills
including basics of public and staff contact, digital equipment,     to creative presentations. A series of courses are planned
records, schedules, marketing and media relations, and efficient     throughout the year leading to a Culinary Certificate.

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On-Campus Courses / Adult Education & The Learning Institute
The Creative Economy                                                 Maintenance Systems Certificate                                        3 Hours to an Even Better Customer
The State of Vermont promotes the Creative Economy, craftspeople,    Completion of 4 courses (on campus or online)
                                                                                                                                            Service Reputation: Your Organization,
and their work.
                                                                                                                                            Team, Self
                                                                     Blueprint Reading—Mechanical                                           S. Mills, Thurs , 9 a.m.–noon, Oct. 20, rm. 220C, 3 hrs., $65.
Basic Watercolor Painting                                            J. Gauthier, Mon & Wed , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 3–19 (no class Oct. 10),       Gain a fresh perspective on customer service and the positive
T. Conner, Tues , 6–8:30 p.m., Oct. 11–Nov. 1, rm. 041C, 10 hrs.,    rm. 076-077C, 15 hrs., $215. Intro to blueprint reading for indus-     impact these changes can make for your organization and your
$85 + optional $65 materials fee. Learn the key fundamentals         trial applications, with a focus on interpretation, an essential for   personal reputation.
of this unique and beautiful medium. Class covers basic washes,      quality production.
color mixing, brush handling, and basic composition.                                                                                        Composites Training Program
                                                                     Autodesk Inventor                                                      Composites Basics
Getting Paid to Talk: An Introduction to                             J. Gauthier, Mon & Wed , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 26–Nov. 30 (no class           B. Andrews, Tues & Thurs , 7–9 p.m., Sept. 13–Oct. 25 (no
Professional Voice Acting                                            Nov. 23), rm. 076-077C, 30 hrs., $395. Learn features of 3D            class Oct. 10) and 6–9 p.m., Oct. 27–Nov. 22, rm. 076-077C, 48
Voice Coaches, Thurs , 6:30–9 p.m., Oct. 6, rm. 127C, 2.5 hrs.,      mechanical design software, for product simulation, tooling            hrs., USDA Rural Development grant project. Introduction to
$30. Explore voice-over work for TV, film, radio, the demo tape,     creation, other applications.                                          Composite Manufacturing for industrial applications, with focus
getting the job. Read commercial copy for critique by a voice        Computer Numerical Control (CNC)                                       on material properties and processing. Includes composites
coach. Learn more:                 B. Gabrus, Tues & Thurs , 5–8 p.m., Sept. 29–Nov. 1, rm. 031C,         basics, mold preparation, and prepreg material laminations
Intro to Italian                                                     30 hrs., $395. Learn how to plan, execute operations in auto-          with vacuum and non-vacuum processes.
Dr. L. Millington, Wed , 5:30–7:30 p.m., Oct. 12–26, Mark            mated manufacturing with CNC machines. Pre-req. computer,              Career Readiness Certificate Program
Skinner Library, Manchester, 6 hrs., $75. Learn about basic          machine skills.                                                        CCV/VT DOL, Tues & Thurs , 4–7 p.m., Sept. 13–Oct. 25. Prepare
conversational Italian, Italian geography and culture.Goals          AutoCAD 1 A or B                                                       and prove your readiness for work with a national certification
include greetings and how to introduce oneself, read short           G. Brimmer, Mon & Wed , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 3–31 (no class Oct.             covering skills in applied math, reading for information,
dialogues, describe people, places, and objects.                     10) (A), or B. Gabrus, Tues & Thurs , 5–8 p.m., Nov. 8–Dec.            locating information, teamwork & interpersonal skills, work
Learn to be a Roman                                                  8 (no class Nov. 22 & 24) (B), rm. 031C, 24 hrs., $295. Develop        ethic, learning and life skills, and basic computer skills. Contact
Dr. L. Millington, Mon , 5:30–7:30 p.m., Nov. 7–21, rm. 127C, 6      basic skill with AutoCAD software, computer-aided design for           Wendy Morse for registration at VT DOL, 447-2868. Info:
hrs., $75. Learn about ancient Roman society, family, rituals,       2D work.                                                     
life, and education with practical lessons, group work, and          PLC/Ladder Logic 1 & 2
creative exercises.                                                  M. O’Neil, Mon & Wed , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 3–Nov. 7, Abacus Auto-           Programs with Partners
Intro to Sign Language                                               mation, 30 hrs., $395. Level 1: Use of PLCs and electronic ladder      Commercial Drivers License (A and B)
N. Andersen, Wed , 6–7:30 p.m., Sept. 28–Nov. 2, rm. 127C,           logic to program and troubleshoot machinery operation in               Stafford Driver Training School, Sat , 8–4 p.m.,14 weeks, rolling
9 hrs., $95. Learn beginning sign language and info about            modern manufacturing. Level 2: more advanced programming.              admissions. CDL-A, CDL-B or B-A Upgrade (includes permit and
deaf culture. Open to anyone interested in learning sign with        Mechanical Inspection &                                                license test fees, books). Earn a CDL Class A or B license, with
everyday routines and conversations.                                 Measuring Tools                                                        classroom training and behind-the-wheel instruction. More
Sign Language 3                                                      E. Duda, Mon & Wed , 6–9 p.m., Nov. 7–21, rm. 031C, 15 hrs.,           info: Bill Lucci 802-770-1032,
N. Andersen, Thurs , 6–7:30 p.m., Oct. 13–Nov. 17, rm. 127C,         $215. This is a hands-on class to learn the basics of measuring        Licensed Nursing Assistant Certification
9 hrs., $95. Continue to learn sign language related to deaf         tools e.g. calipers, micrometers, gauges, calibration, accuracy        Stafford Technical Center, 100 hrs, 17 wks., $1195, max. enroll-
culture. More practice with sign for everyday routines and           and resolution, to determine acceptability of product according        ment 12 students per section. More info: Maryanna Ezzo
conversations.                                                       to blueprint specs. ASQ instructor.                                    802-770-1178,
Basic Quilting                                                       Introduction to LEAN                                                   Weatherization Skillshop
S. Burgess, Mon , 6–8:30 p.m., Sept. 26–Oct. 31 (no class Oct.       E. Duda, Tues & Thurs , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 4–18, rm. 147C, 15              CVCAC/Efficiency VT, Sat , 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Oct. 1, rm. 041C, 7
10), rm. 041C, 12.5 hrs., $100 (bring your own materials or          hrs., $215. Learn the basics of LEAN ways to improve processes,        hrs., $50 (includes lunch, reference text, access to tools and
receive purchase discount at The Scarlett Creation, 493 Main         organize and reduce waste, in places such as manufacturing,            supplies). Home energy efficiency skills for do-it-yourselfers,
St., Bennington; list of tools and supplies when you enroll).        offices, health care, and businesses. Methodologies include            taught by certified building performance inspector. Register at
Beginner classes will make three 12-inch squares that can be         Value Stream Mapping, 5 Why’s, 7 Wastes, 5 S’s, Pull vs. Push.         888-514-2151,, or email to info@
made into a wall hanging or table runner. Learn techniques of        ASQ instructor with Six Sigma certification.                 
cutting and piecing together top and bottom, hand quilting,          7 Quality Tools
and putting binding on. Limit 10 students.                                                                                                  Career and Job Expo
                                                                     E. Duda, Tues & Thurs , 6–9 p.m., Nov. 29–Dec. 13, rm. 147C,           Workforce Development Partnership of Bennington County,
Basic Cake Decorating                                                15 hrs., $215. Learn how to use the problem-solving quality            Thurs , 3–6 p.m., Oct. 6, Atrium & rm. 057C, 3 hrs., free. Meet
L. Raetz, Wed , 6:30–8:30 p.m., Oct. 26–Nov. 16, rm. 041C, 8         tools: Histograms, Control Charts, Pareto Analysis, Check Sheets,      employers, Human Resources staff, fill out job applications,
hrs., $75 + materials. Learn to do cake decorating, including        Process Flow Chart, Fishbone Diagram, and Stratification/              explore career information and resources from VSAC, DOL, CDC,
icing, edging, making roses, writing, fancy details, and putting     Scatter Diagrams to help locate, prioritize and resolve problems.      others.
it together for an attractive design. Limit 10 students.             Knowledge of these tools is needed for Six Sigma projects.
                                                                                                                                            Leading from Within™
Sewing Basics                                                        Time Management                                                        A leadership development program incorporating best practices
S. Martell, Mon , 6–8 p.m., Nov. 7–Dec. 5, rm. 041C, 10 hrs., $95.   M. Letourneau, Mon & Wed , 6–8 p.m., Oct. 24–Nov. 2, rm.               in areas of building a collaborative team, leading in a changing
How to sew by hand and machine (bring your own): buttons,            147C, 8 hrs., $100. Get control of your time and learn to become       environment, and setting expectations and managing perfor-
zippers, mending, simple projects e.g. finger towels, baby bibs,     more effective in all that you do. Learn time management tools,        mance; this results-oriented program addresses key knowledge
blankets, table napkins and runners, and other items of interest.    tips, and tricks.                                                      and skills for managers and supervisors in this challenging
A great way to make gifts! Limit 10.                                 Feedback for Performance Improvement                                   environment. Co-sponsored by the Workforce Development
Beginner’s Stained Glass                                             R. Mills, Wed , 6–9 p.m., Oct. 19, rm. 041C, 3 hrs., $65. For          Partnership of Bennington County, this program is designed and
J. Cardamone, Sat , 9 a.m.–4 p.m. with 1 hr. lunch break, Sept.      supervisors to learn to improve employees’ performance                 delivered by Action To Excellence, Inc. (ATX) of S.Burlington VT.
24, or Oct. 22, or Nov. 12, or Dec. 10, Glass Fusion Studios, 6      and enhance career development. How to effectively discuss             Fall Semester—Tues , 8–11:45 a.m., Oct. 4–Jan. 9 (no classes
hrs. $150. Students will create a stained glass window from          performance issues, establish objectives, give feedback that is        Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 2), CDC Assembly room. Cost $1,650.00 (VT
beginning to finish in just one day. Includes use of studio tools,   timely and motivating.                                                 State grant reimbursement for participating employers). Call
instruction, and all materials to make project.                                                                                             447-3596 to reserve space in the program.
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                                                                     Time: Assertiveness Skills                                             Daytime Technical Programs
                                                                                                                                            Adults without high school diplomas (or with a GED) may
The Learning Institute                                               S. Mills, Wed , 6–9 p.m., Nov. 9, rm. 147C, 3 hrs., $65. For life
                                                                     and business success, learn and practice skills that win respect       apply for free training in daytime technical programs. Tuition
Partners in business, industry, and education serving the training                                                                          is charged to adults with high school diplomas and for non-
                                                                     and build rapport in interactions. Invest in yourself and build
needs of the workforce                                                                                                                      Vermont residents for spaces available. Go to for
                                                                     confidence. Do this now.
                                                                                                                                            a list of the 20 CDC technical programs; call 447-3596 to apply.

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See descriptions of all 300+ short online courses and 120+ career training programs at                                   7
Southwest Vermont Career Development Center / Regional Technical School District
Adult Education, Learning Institute & Online Learning
Our Mission                                                                  aid resources so that you can benefit from our programs. It is
The Southwest Vermont Career Development Center is commit-                   important to apply early, as grant funds may not be available
ted to preparing secondary and post secondary students for                   after the beginning of the semester.
career and lifelong learning in a rapidly changing world.
                                                                             Refund Policy
                                                                             Full refund if course cancelled, or if you withdraw two weeks
Registration                                                                 before a course begins. 100% less $50 registration fee before
For Classroom-based programs                                                 1st class, 90% less $50 and book fees for withdrawing before
Please mail the attached form with full payment or a $50 deposit,            2nd class, 50% less $50 and book fees before 3rd class, 0% after
or register in person for SVCDC Adult Education & Learning                   3rd class.
Institute training two weeks before a course starts, although                Credit
space may still be available up to the start date. You are respon-           High school credit may be granted for courses that meet
sible for payment in full before a course starts. Organization/              criteria for number of hours and skill competencies. Educators
company vouchers or financial aid award letters may be used                  and other professionals may submit courses for recertification
to register. A minimum number of students is required to run                 credit. Colleges may award advanced standing/life experience
a course and will be determined by paid registrations. Unless                credit. The Southwest Vermont Career Development Center
otherwise notified, consider yourself accepted into your                     is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and
course(s) and report to the class on the first night scheduled.              Colleges.
School closings for the day will also include evening Adult
Education and Learning Institute classes in the SVCDC building.              Onsite Customized Training
                                                                             Available for employers—call 447-3596 to discuss training
For Online Courses and Career Training Programs                              to fit your needs, improve performance; grant funds may be
(                                                              available.
ed2go 6 week courses: Complete the online registration prior
to course start date. Payment may be made online by credit                   Vermont Training Program
card, or by check, cash, voucher, purchase order, or grant with              Grants for 50% of training cost for manufacturers, health
the Office.                                                                  care, information technology, and environmental technology
Online Career Training Programs: View over 120 longer                        employers in Vermont, for Learning Institute and other work-
programs at Online Instruction Center (link on right side of page)           relevant training e.g. business and computer software.
and enroll by contacting Bob Mazur at 447-3596. Payment or                   Tutoring
authorization documentation to the Office.                                   When personalized instruction is needed, call us at 447-3596
Tuition Assistance                                                           to discuss your needs and to explore options. Grant funds may
10% Discount for seniors 60 and over; VSAC                                            also be available.
Non-degree Grant, DOL, Vocational Rehabilitation,                                      Non-discrimination
Workers Compensation, Reach Up, employers; grants                                      The Southwest Vermont Career Development Center
based on eligibility, must have financial aid documen-                                 is committed to maintaining a learning environment
tation to register. Please call VSAC Outreach Counselor                                free from discrimination on the basis of race, color,
Patty Toth (1-800-642-3177 x 427) for information                                      national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or sexual
or to apply. We will also help you explore financial                                   orientation.

September–December 2011 Registration Form

Name                                               Date                  Phone: Home                    Work                  Cell

Mailing Address

Please register me in the following Adult Education program(s). I’m enclosing a check payable to the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center:

Please register me in the following Learning Institute program(s). I’m enclosing a check payable to The Learning Institute:

             Please mail registrations to:
             Southwest Vermont Career Development Center, Adult Education, 321 Park St., Bennington, VT 05201

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