Brattleboro, Vermont, September 5, 2017 —
The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) & Six College Collaborative Internship Program will once again partner with the Vermont Department of Labor for continuation of the program through the 2018 fiscal year. The BDCC & Six College Collaborative Internship Program works to partner currently enrolled college students and recent college graduates with businesses in the Windham Region through paid internships. Since 2014, the program has recruited over 160 local businesses to participate and has placed 78 interns; 16 of which have led to full time employment. In 2017 alone, 23 interns were placed in paid internships with businesses in the Windham Region.
In 2018, the program will build on the existing strong relationships developed through the BDCC & Six College Collaborative Internship Program and other workforce programming in the Windham Region by expanding the number of available internship listings, on-the-job training opportunities, apprenticeships, and certification and credentialing courses. Strong partnerships with the Vermont Department of Labor, Windham Region businesses, and post-secondary education institutions across the Tri-State region, have been key to the program’s success.
The BDCC & Six Colleges Collaborative Internship Program partners college students and recent graduates from across the U.S. with regional businesses and in paid internship opportunities. The program encourages students from across Windham County, the State, and the Country to start their careers in Southern Vermont, and provides qualified personnel to Windham County’s growing businesses and nonprofits. The BDCC partners with the Six Colleges Collaborative to attract and recruit students: Community College of Vermont, Landmark College, Marlboro College, World Learning/School for International Training (S.I.T.), Union Institute and Vermont Technical College. The BDCC & Six College Collaborative Internship Program is a program of BDCC’s award winning Southern Vermont Workforce Center of Excellence, a regional network of workforce development organizations and resources.
For more information, visit https://brattleborodevelopment.com/bdcc-six-college-collaborative-internship-program/
Cooperative Internship Coordinator
Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation