Vermont Works for Women

Transitional Jobs

Are you a woman in need of a job?

Learn how our Transitional Jobs program helped Kimberly by watching this WCAX story:

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2015 Program Schedule:

Open enrollment!

We are accepting applications for the current class through Oct. 30, 2015! If you are interested in participating in the program after this date please contact Christian Berry at 802.655.8900 ext 503 to register for a Tuesday orientation. Our next session will kick-off mid-January 2016.

6-weeks ♦ Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ♦  CCV Winooski

You are a prime candidate for the Transitional Jobs program if you:

  • have little to no work history
  • have sizable gaps in time between jobs
  • struggle with long-term unemployment
  • feel stuck in entry-level work or underemployed
  • find it hard to stay working due to housing, childcare or transportation, or lack of supportive networks
  • are a New American permitted to work
  • receive state assistance (Reach Up, Section 8, Food Stamps, WIC, etc.)
  • have a criminal record that limits employment options
  • are looking for on-the-job experience as a “stepping stone” to regular, full-time employment
  • need ongoing support and coaching in your job search

Key components of the “TJ” program include:

   Soft-skills training (all 6 weeks)

  • career assessment by employment professionals
  • development of communication, negotiation & conflict-resolution skills
  • instruction in goal-setting & time management
  • coaching in how to talk about one’s own employment barriers
  • resume/cover letter preparation & mock interviews
  • access to community resources & guest speakers

   On-the-job learning (last 4 weeks)

  • part-time, PAID work experience at local businesses & organizations
  • on-the-job coaching about how to communicate with supervisors & co-workers
  • VWW supervision provided on-site

   Post-program support

  • job coaching: help with applications, resumes & cover letters
  • individual one-on-one support
  • connection to a supportive network
  • work reference & assistance with job placement

To apply: The program is offered year-round. Interested candidates should apply immediately. Each applicant is required to complete an application and in-person interview to determine eligibility.

Cost: Tuition is FREE. We strive to ensure that cost is not a barrier to program participation.

Download our brochure here
Download an application here

For more information: Christian Berry, 802.655.8900, ext 503, [email protected]


“..thank you for helping me get my current job.  I appreciate everything I learned from the class like being on time, calling in if I can’t go to work, and being friendly to my co-workers … learning those things has helped me be a good employee.”  -Participant


Sponsorship is provided by: Bari and Peter Dreissigacker  ♦  S.L Gimbel Foundation Advised Fund at The Community Foundation  ♦  Vermont Community Foundation  ♦  United Way of Chittenden County  ♦  Kelsey Trust  ♦  People’s United Bank

Other funders: Vermont Department of Labor  ♦  Creative Workforce Solutions

Community partners: Community College of Vermont  ♦  Hope Works  ♦  Ronald McDonald House  ♦  Champlain Senior Center  ♦  Intervale Center  ♦  Burlington Housing Authority  ♦  Opportunities Credit Union  ♦  CVOEO  ♦  Vermont Adult Learning  ♦  Dress for Success  ♦  Vermont Center for Integrative Therapy  ♦  Vermont 211  ♦  VSAC

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