Partner Events

Innovation Week – October 15-19, various Burlington venues Be a part of this unique experience and connect with innovators in tech, entrepreneurship, healthcare, manufacturing, art, and more and learn how Burlington is becoming an authentic innovation ecosystem that is both strengthening our local community while making global impacts.  Most events will be free, open to the public, and family-friendly.

Vermont Tech Jam – October 17, Essex Junction Vermont’s home to numerous innovative companies that are working locally and producing globally. The Vermont Tech Jam is one of the few times each year that all of these amazing companies come together under one roof to recruit talent and show off their latest projects.  Come talk with recruiters, connect with other tech professionals, find out about training programs, and learn about professional development from industry experts.

Pollution Prevention and Toxics Use Reduction Conference – October 31, White River Junction If you would like to learn about ways to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals and generation of hazardous waste, this is for you!

Vacuum Technology – November 7 – 9, Bellows Falls In this three day course, you’ll learn the basics of vacuum technology, including Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology and Vacuum Gauging, Pumps Used in Vacuum Technology and Vacuum Hardware and Vacuum Leak Detection. (Note: Scroll to the bottom of this link for a full description and to register)

Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification – November 8, South Burlington The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension will offer a 1-day, Part 2 class of the Preventive Control for Human Food training course. By completing this class, participants will receive a certificate of completion and will be Preventive Control Qualified Individuals.  The class will focus on food safety activities and documentation that support the creation and implementation of a food safety plan that complies with the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Foods rule, part of the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act.  Enrollment is open only to those individuals who have successfully completed Part 1. Space is limited, so early registration is advised.

Upper Valley Local Foods Matchmaker – November 19, Wilder A Business to Business event for farms and local business owners.   Who should attend?  Farms looking to increase high-quality wholesale accounts (farms must operate within the Vital Communities service area) and food-based businesses looking to increase or diversify local food sourcing and build new sales relationships (non-farm businesses do not need to operate within the Vital Communities service area in order to attend the event).

Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – ongoing, Statewide VT PTAC will be hosting many exciting and valuable workshops and events this year. Check out their calendar for complete information and to register.

Vermont Technical College Continuing Ed opportunities – ongoing, Statewide  CEWD designs and delivers workforce education and training through customized workshops, and courses that can lead to certificates, degree programs, and more.  We also partner with respected national vendors to provide online, non-credit training opportunities with an open-enrollment format.  CEWD classes are available to everyone! We have courses that serve healthcare facilities, state agencies, non-profits, small businesses, manufacturers, service industries, educators, municipal government, builders, and contractors, as well as those interested in gaining new life skills.