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Northlands Job Corps http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/480/all en Northlands change delayed again http://www.addisonindependent.com/201307northlands-change-delayed-again <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; A series of delayed decisions has led to status quo at Northlands Job Corps: Alutiiq LLC, the center operator that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the national job training program&rsquo;s overseer, said would leave this past December will now remain there until at least September.</p> <p> Northlands is also doing business as usual even though the DOL&rsquo;s lease for the MacDonough Drive campus in Vergennes, an agreement that dates back to 1978, technically expired on June 1.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17901">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201307northlands-change-delayed-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Northlands Job Corps Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:58:55 +0000 Devon Vila 17901 at http://www.addisonindependent.com State: New Northlands lease could mean compensation for Vergennes http://www.addisonindependent.com/201304state-new-northlands-lease-could-mean-compensation-vergennes <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Although the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has again delayed selecting the next operator of Northlands Job Corps, according to Vermont officials the DOL and the state are close on a new 20-year lease for the MacDonough Drive campus.</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">It is a deal that might mean that once again Vergennes would be compensated for hosting the program.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16512">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201304state-new-northlands-lease-could-mean-compensation-vergennes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Northlands Job Corps vergennes Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:06:40 +0000 xian 16512 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Firm granted extension at Northlands http://www.addisonindependent.com/201212firm-granted-extension-northlands <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Vergennes officials confirmed last week that the current firm now operating Northlands Job Corps, Alutiiq LLC, has been granted an additional three months to run the federally funded job-training center for disadvantaged youth.</p> <p> The DOL, which oversees the nation&rsquo;s roughly 120 Job Corps centers, had announced in March that it would terminate Alutiiq&rsquo;s Northlands contract, effective Dec. 31.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14749">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201212firm-granted-extension-northlands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured Northlands Job Corps Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:52:34 +0000 14749 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Feds won't renew pact for Northlands operator http://www.addisonindependent.com/201203feds-wont-renew-pact-northlands-operator <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The U.S. Department of Labor will not renew Alutiiq LLC&rsquo;s contract to operate Northlands Job Corps, the federal job training center in Vergennes.</p> <p> However, Ted Fitzgerald, the DOL&rsquo;s Regional Director for Public Affairs for the area that includes New England and New York, said this week that Alutiiq&rsquo;s contract will be extended through the end of 2012 to give the DOL time to find a new firm to run the MacDonough Drive center.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11303">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201203feds-wont-renew-pact-northlands-operator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured Northlands Job Corps Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:28:05 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11303 at http://www.addisonindependent.com 'Initiation beatings' alleged at Northlands Job Corps http://www.addisonindependent.com/201203initiation-beatings-alleged-northlands-job-corps <p> VERGENNES &mdash; According to several sources, a Northlands Job Corps dormitory has been the scene of regular beatings given to new students by other students over at least the past six months, while at least some Northlands staff and supervisors are aware of and apparently have failed to take steps to halt the violence.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11004">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201203initiation-beatings-alleged-northlands-job-corps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured Northlands Job Corps police Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:38:50 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11004 at http://www.addisonindependent.com City chief questions Northlands' version of story http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202city-chief-questions-northlands-version <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel disagreed on Wednesday with a statement released through the U.S. Department of Labor that Northlands Job Corps officials notified his department in a timely manner of a Feb. 7 assault that sent a Northlands student to Porter Hospital.</p> <p> Meanwhile, Northlands officials this week declined to comment directly on the on-campus assault that left a 17-year-old Northlands student with a broken neck and nose.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10857">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202city-chief-questions-northlands-version" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes crime Featured Northlands Job Corps Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:30:09 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 10857 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Northlands teen hurt in assault http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202northlands-teen-hurt-assault <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes police cited two Northlands Job Corps students with aggravated assault after an attack that left a 17-year-old fellow student with a suspected broken neck last week.</p> <p> Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel also questioned the 20-hour delay before his department was notified by Northlands of the Feb. 7 assault.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10801">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202northlands-teen-hurt-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Northlands Job Corps police Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:00:01 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 10801 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Wind turbine rises above Vergennes http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201wind-turbine-rises-above-vergennes <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10434" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201201wind-turbine-rises-above-vergennes"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/windmill6806.thumbnail.jpg" alt="windmill6806.jpg" title="windmill6806.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER recently installed a 121-foot windmill on the Northlands Job Corps campus in Vergennes. Most of the power generated will go straight into the grid, but 10 percent will go to Northlands. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The newest addition to the Vergennes landscape towers over the Northlands Job Corps campus and is capable of powering 20 homes.</p> <p> On Dec. 30, Vermont contractors Engineers Construction and Encore Redevelopment finished installing a 121-foot-tall wind turbine on a knoll on the north end of the Northlands Job Corps campus.</p> <p> The windmill, built in Barre by Northern Power Systems, will be owned and operated by Green Mountain Power, but the Vergennes job-training center will receive 10 percent of its power output.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10429">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201wind-turbine-rises-above-vergennes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes energy Northlands Job Corps Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:00:04 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 10429 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Northlands Job Corps welcomes new leader http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109northlands-job-corps-welcomes-new-leader <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Northlands Job Corps has a new interim director who after three weeks in Vergennes has already acted to address the center&rsquo;s stagnant national rankings and Vergennes officials&rsquo; concerns about student behavior.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9064">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109northlands-job-corps-welcomes-new-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Northlands Job Corps Thu, 01 Sep 2011 16:00:23 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 9064 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Northlands students use new skill to help Japan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104northlands-students-use-new-skill-help-japan <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7710" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201104northlands-students-use-new-skill-help-japan"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/cranes4391.thumbnail.jpg" alt="cranes4391.jpg" title="cranes4391.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A PILE OF 1,000 student-made paper origami cranes sits on a table in a room at Northlands Job Corps in Vergennes. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; A connection made after one of the worst March snowstorms in Vermont history is the key to a Northlands Job Corps student project that is sending aid to Japan after one the worst natural disasters in its history.</p> <p> A Northlands club that goes by the name Ladies of Success &mdash; it is essentially a mutual-support and social-activity group for a small number of female students on the Vergennes campus &nbsp;&mdash; spearheaded a campus-wide student effort to make more than 1,000 paper origami cranes.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7695">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104northlands-students-use-new-skill-help-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes fundraising Japan Northlands Job Corps Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:00:27 +0000 Andrew Stein 7695 at http://www.addisonindependent.com