Vermont Tech (Vermont Technical College) was established in 1866. Vermont Tech’s main campus is located in Randolph Center – a quintessential small Vermont town in the geographical heart of the state. Situated on 544 picturesque acres, the campus encompasses residence halls for 620 students, modern classrooms and labs, conference facilities, the SHAPE facility, and the college farmstead.
Williston campus, it’s secondary campus, offers more than fifteen degree and certificate programs for part-time and full-time students. It also offers a welcoming student residence right on campus.
Vermont Tech classes are small with an average of 14 students per class. This low student-teacher ratio of just 10:1 helps all students by making them more visible to their professors and peers. This also makes it easier for every student’s ambitions to be fully supported faculty, staff, and the community.
In addition to holding advanced degrees, most of Vermont Tech faculty have business or industrial experience – and real-world involvement is part of every class. The rigorous, broad-based education Vermont Tech offers is balanced out by hands-on opportunities to apply your skills and gain practical knowledge either off campus or by working at their unique facilities. Students also can obtain summer jobs and internships with Career Services which offer a number of resources to help students find the right job such as:
- Career exploration and transfer-related software and handouts
- Job assistance through career fair, employer visits and spring recruiting program
- Transfer, scholarship and articulation agreement information
- Reference tools
- Job postings
- Use of computers, resume paper and other tools for job hunting
Vermont Tech also works with many employers to provide internship experiences for students. An internship or externship is designed to introduce the student to real-world duties and responsibilities. This not only helps the students shape their own career objectives, but also helps them to prioritize and take best advantage of their remaining educational opportunities.
A company need not have a formal internship program in order to host a student, but should provide a position of responsibility for students in a professional environment, under the supervision of an on-site professional. In return, the business gains a valuable, cost-effective worker who provides hands-on assistance and can help catch up on work in busy seasons. This is mutually beneficial to both students and the companies who hire them.
This is also great opportunity for students to expand their skills in the real world and get experience in a field that most interests them. Students can also use an internship to determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts or gain school credit. Some interns find permanent, paid employment with the organizations for which they worked. This can be a significant benefit to the employer as experienced interns often need little or no training when they begin regular employment. Unlike a trainee program, employment at the completion of an internship is not guaranteed.
You may note that an application fee for Vermont Technical College is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.6 percent. Visit vtc.edu