About Us

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The Windham Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a state-recognized, community-driven group dedicated to developing a quality workforce in Southeastern Vermont. The Windham WIB partners with employers, public, and non-profit employment services providers, economic/community development groups, and educational institutions to identify critical workforce challenges and design and implement effective solutions. The Windham WIB is governed by a volunteer Executive Committee and aided by a part-time coordinator. For more information, email windham.wib@gmail.com.

 

Purpose of the Career Expo

The Southern Vermont Career Expo is designed to attract, retain, and develop a qualified workforce for Southeastern Vermont region now and well into the future. As such, people attend the Career Expo for different reasons.

  • Despite being gainfully employed, many working professionals attend the Expo to network with other potential employers or area education and training institutions in order to explore their next career move and professional development opportunity.
  • Meanwhile, many job seekers visit the Expo in search of a new job or to seek advice and information from employers, schools and agencies to jump-start a career change.
  • Moreover, students enrolled in middle school, high school, and college have participated in the Expos for a range of reasons: explore career interests, to learn about college programs, inquire about internships, and apply for seasonal or part-time employment.

 
Exhibiting employers are encouraged to recruit for current job vacancies and also raise awareness of wide array of careers they offer and the qualifications desired when jobs become available.
The first three Career Expos were attended by more than 1,000 jobseekers, high school and college students, and working professionals across Windham County, Vermont, and the broader tri-state region; spotlighted more than 57 area business, schools, and employment services agencies (many of whom have been repeat exhibitors — 43 exhibitors in 2013, 49 in 2014, and 47 in 2015); and, according to follow-up surveys, met and exceeded expectations of most attendees and exhibitors, alike.

Past Career Expo Sponsors Have Included:

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation / SeVEDS
Brattleboro Reformer
Brattleboro Union High School
Cersosimo
Commonwealth Dairy
Chroma Technologies
Creative Workforce Solutions
Mount Snow
SEVCA
The Richards Group
The Brattleboro Retreat
TD Bank
Windham Regional Career Center
Vermont Department of Labor

 

Career Expo Partners

The Windham WIB works closely with numerous organizations and individuals to put together a professional and meaningful event. Special thank you to:

  • Banner Arts: Ann Brush
  • Bellows Falls Middle and Union High School: Missy Wilkins, Tina Mattison, Cathy Morris
  • Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation / SeVEDS: Alex Beck and Jodi Clark
  • Brattleboro Reformer / Digital First Media: Jordan Brechenser, Anne-Marie Muscari, Seth Ryan
  • Brattleboro Area Middle School: Keith Lyman, Peggy Maxfield
  • Brattleboro Union High School: Steve Perrin, Gina Onorato
  • C&S Print Shop: Lila Reddy and team
  • Community College of Vermont: Tapp Barnhill
  • Creative Workforce Solutions: Cindy Del Gatto, and the entire VABIR team across the Windham region
  • Dummerston School: Jen Brown
  • Duo Restaurant: Stephanie Bonin
  • Entera Catering: Tristan Toleno and crew
  • Jason Jensen, Career Social presenter
  • Landmark College: Drew McDowell
  • Leland and Gray: Melanie Zwolinski, Susan Jones, Sarah Grasso
  • Lynne Rudié, graphic designer
  • Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA): Steve Geller, Denise Mason, and Somsai Bolavong
  • Rentals Plus
  • Vermont Department of Labor: Suzanne Wagner, Katie Knaeble, and their DOL team in Brattleboro
  • Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC): Natalie Brennan and Michele Delhaye
  • Vermont Technical College: Becky Steele
  • VocRehab Vermont: Leo Schiff
  • Windham Regional Career Center: Michael Burnett, Anne Doran, Betsy Gentile
  • Windham Southeast Supervisory Union: Ron Stahley