“Find a job” is arguably the most important item to check off the to-do list when moving to a new area. Whether you are looking for that first full-time gig or continuing to follow your calling, having the right resources in your corner is essential when relocating. If you are considering moving to the area and beginning to search for jobs in Rutland County, Vermont, these career resources are some of the best places to start.

McClure Foundation — Pathways to Promising Careers

Picking a career path is a daunting duty for anyone — especially if you are a student, recent, graduate, or even the parent of a recent graduate. In Vermont, the McClure Foundation makes that tricky road a lot smoother to navigate. Their Pathways to Promising Careers resource is dedicated to helping the young workforce pinpoint potential careers by outlining high-paying, in-demand jobs expected to have significant openings between now and 2024. The approach is simple — students are asked to choose an opening statement that aligns with their skills and interests, which then leads to a list of possibilities alongside the in-state training and education pathways needed to find and secure each job.

Castleton University – New Skills for Your Field

Castleton University (CU) offers both undergraduate and graduate-level certificate programs to help advance your skills within your field or transition to a new career path of your interest.

With over 14 certificate programs, CU offers a wide variety of opportunities for working professionals to continue their education within a specific interest and goal. Certificate Programs include topics such as Cannabis Studies, Civic Engagement, Global Studies, Trauma Studies, and more!

In addition to CU’s Certificate Programs, they continue to offer a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees to advance your career with both in-person and online courses to accommodate individuals working full-time.

Community College of Vermont — Credentials and Training Opportunities

The Community College of Vermont (CCV) works closely with state businesses to offer credentials and training opportunities for workers. Successfully completing training relevant to your field is the first step to finding better jobs in Rutland and advancing your appeal to employers.

The Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) program lets aspiring bookkeepers earn 8 credits and 4 certifications in Bookkeeping, Accounting, QuickBooks, and Payroll (in just one semester!). From there, individuals can either choose to work two years as a full-time bookkeeper or continue earning credits academically to earn an Associate in Accounting.

For workers within the manufacturing sector (one of Rutland’s top industries), CCV offers a Certified Production Technician (CPT) Program in collaboration with GE Aviation and Adecco Staffing USA. The program aims to help workers meet the knowledge and skill requirements for the industry and puts them in better standing for higher wages and job growth potential.

Rutland Young Professionals — Networking Opportunities

Sometimes the best connections are made by coincidence. If you have had luck finding opportunities through networking, turn to the Rutland Young Professionals as one of your go-to career resources. The group of Rutland and non-Rutland natives invite professionals of all ages to join in on regular networking events like monthly mixers and maybe your perfect link to tracking down the latest jobs in Rutland.

Stafford Technical Center – Industry Certificates

With a wide variety of educational opportunities, Stafford Technical Center (STC) offers adult education programs at an affordable price with schedules designed for already working professionals. Individuals looking for a career change or simply expanding their current skillsets will find incredible benefits to the program at STC.

Current adult education programs at STC consist of computer literacy, esthetics, medical assisting, commercial driving, and more. In addition to their adult education programs, STC offers additional programs for high school students throughout Rutland County.


Have some questions about hunting for jobs in Rutland? Visit RealRutland.com where you will see some success stories from fellow job-seekers in the area or you can always reach out to Concierge Program Lead, Kim Rupe at kim@rutlandeconomy.com or (802) 770-7061.