Vermont Works for Women, originally known as Northern New England Tradeswomen, is founded in St. Johnsbury, with STEP UP as its core program, training women to enter and succeed in the skilled trades.
Vermont Works for Women promotes economic justice by advancing gender equity and supporting women and youth at every stage of their career journeys.
At VWW, we want Vermont to be a state where all can grow and thrive. Equity is at the heart of this vision and our opportunity to create a better tomorrow for women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals.
Equity is the opportunity for youth to explore the many careers that excite and motivate them. Our summer, afterschool, and tech center programs for youth break down gender stereotypes and inspire the next generation through hands-on learning.
Equity is the opportunity for women to find and excel in careers that meet their needs. From work readiness classes within the justice system to individualized career coaching to training for high-demand jobs – we help women build their confidence, skills, and potential.
Equity is the opportunity for schools and workplaces to be more inclusive and supportive. Our gender equity services and advocacy efforts help partners and policy makers work towards a Vermont where everyone can thrive.Our Values