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:

Jan. 20 – Feb. 26   ♦   March 24 – April 30   ♦   May 26 – July 2   ♦   Oct. 20 – Dec. 3

6-week course  ♦   Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10 am – 3 pm   ♦   Winooski – CCV

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 five times/year. 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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