Northlands Job Corps Academy

u·nique /yo͞oˈnēk/ adjective Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else. Every student we speak with has a different reason why they have chosen to study the trade they do.  Many times there isn’t just a singular reason that people choose their professional path.  From speaking with different students, what I have gleaned [...]

Take a drive down MacDonough Drive in Vergennes, VT and you’ll surely pass through the Northlands Job Corps Center’s campus. On either side of the road, you’ll see the historical buildings; many of which are brick and trees of various sizes, heights, and species. Tree species throughout the Northlands campus are on par with those [...]

The Outreach and Admissions team at Northlands Job Corps Center is having a very busy summer! The team is working hard to recruit new students to Job Corps throughout the state of Vermont. In its effort to recruit more Vermont students, the OA team is pairing up and driving in different regions of the state [...]

A couple of weeks ago Northlands Job Corps Center’s Outreach and Admissions team welcomed a New Admission Counselor, Sarah Forman. Sarah will be overseeing the Northeast Kingdom Admissions efforts and is looking forward to cultivating connections with local organizations and high schools. Sarah’s background in Elementary Education and Employment Services will serve her well in [...]

Northlands Job Corps Center ‘s Advanced Welding Instructor Jim Blanchard  and his students created a Memorial Day display. The creation of the Memorial Day display was a collaborative project lead by Jim Blanchard, Advanced Welding Instructor with support from Advanced Welding students. Mr. Blanchard and his Advanced Welding class spent a couple of weeks welding [...]

Meleady Accepted into Prestigious Local #693 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Apprenticeship Program Jackson Meleady, originally from Montpelier, VT has been accepted into the UA Local #693 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Apprentice Program based in South Burlington, Vermont.  On June 3, 2021, Meleady will be sworn into the union in Burlington and is excited to start [...]

Northlands Girl Power!

March 30th, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month.  We put the spotlight on our female students. Here’s a fun look at how it started and how it’s going!

Students have been able to join CPP staff Ms. Marguerite’s sewing classes on Mondays & Fridays 3:30 – 4:30 to learn how to use a sewing machine and actually make something! They have also learned hand stitching, how to measure and hem pants, & more. Yes, guys are invited and have participated too!  Ms. Marguerite [...]

The year was 2017, and I was about 19 years old at the time. I was still enjoying the graduation high of just finishing high school;  having more freedom and independence in my life. This was a shared dream shared amongst students in the school system of where I lived. Not sure what to do [...]

Covid has been tough and isolating for everyone.  Trips are cancelled and there’s not much to do, but things are getting better! Northlands has reopened it’s student store! After many hours of patching, painting, cleaning, buying inventory, and organizing, the student store facelift is complete and we are officially back in business! The student store [...]