Workforce Development

Training and practical experience can turn the liability of unemployment and underemployment into assets – turning lives around and planting the seeds for the economic future we want for our state.  In the current economic environment, there is even greater urgency in training Vermont’s youth and retraining underemployed workers for the jobs of tomorrow.  

Senator Leahy has been a strong supporter of organizations around Vermont that have been forward thinking about our state’s workforce development needs and training Vermonters for solid job opportunities right here at home.

Senator Leahy is a strong supporter of efforts to provide states with the critical resources needed to educate and train workers struggling to find employment, like legislation that reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act in 2014. This legislation provides assistance to disadvantaged and under-skilled workers through employment services, adult education, vocational rehabilitation and improves outreach to those in underserved and rural areas.