Pat Moulton Powden, Executive Director, BDCC firstname.lastname@example.org 802-451-9578
January 6th, 2013 For Immediate Release:
Robinson hired by BDCC as SeVEDS Director of Workforce Development
Moulton Powden assumes Executive Director role at BDCC
Andrew Robinson will be joining the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) staff as the Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) Director of Workforce Development.
The SeVEDS Director of Workforce position was created in 2012 to add capacity for tackling the region’s workforce development challenges and filling the position was one of three major goals the SeVEDS board identified for fiscal year 2013. The position has been funded by SeVEDS in partnership with regional municipalities and BDCC and was vacated at the end of 2013 by Patricia Moulton Powden who has replaced retiring Jeffrey Lewis as the Executive Director of BDCC. With the impending loss of over 600 regional jobs at Vermont Yankee, Powden is pleased to have found such a highly qualified and connected replacement.
“I am thrilled to have Andy become a part of this team. He has excellent contacts with area employers and he knows both workforce development and the private sector well. He will hit the ground running and bring great energy to an already energetic team at BDCC and SeVEDS.”
Current SeVEDS workforce projects underway include a 5 year hiring projection for the top 50 employers, working with the regions 6 colleges, the Windham Higher Education Collaborative, on hiring an Internship Coordinator and expanding cooperative workforce development planning and projects with Bennington County.
Robinson comes to BDCC from the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) where he is an Employer Resource Consultant. During his time with VDOL he has established excellent contacts with employers throughout Windham County and is well versed in federal and state workforce programs. He has been a member of the SeVEDS Workforce Committee. While Andy has extensive workforce development experience, he also has extensive experience in the private sector. He was Operations Manager at Sojourns Health Clinic, Financial Manager at World Learning and General Manager at Jack Tarmy Lumber.
Andy will be starting on January 13 and is ready to further develop and accelerate existing regional workforce programs and partnerships.
“Windham County is faced with some critical challenges in the next few years. I look forward to joining a team of very dedicated colleagues that have a vision and spirit to meet these challenges. I am honored to have been asked to join the group and to use my talents in supporting and strengthening the region’s economic viability and workforce.”
About BDCC and SeVEDS:
BDCC is a private, nonprofit economic development organization that serves as a catalyst for industrial and commercial growth throughout Southeastern Vermont, including Windham County and the towns of Readsboro, Searsburg, and Weston. The primary objective of BDCC is to create and retain a flourishing business community in the Windham Region that supports vibrant fiscal activity, and improves the quality of life of all its residents. BDCC is affiliated with the State of Vermont as the certified Regional Development Corporation (RDC) serving the greater Windham County area. BDCC is one of 12 RDCs throughout Vermont. For more information on BDCC visitwww.brattleborodevelopment.com
SeVEDS is an affiliate of BDCC that grew from a 2008 grass roots effort, initiated by BDCC, to reverse the economic decline of the Windham Region. SeVEDS completed a draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Southeastern Vermont in December of 2013. For more information on SeVEDS visit www.seveds.com.