New art adorns Vergennes bus stop

The re-imagination of the Tri-Valley Transit bus shelter in downtown Vergennes is blooming into reality. 

Job Corps class makes, gives bike rack to Vergennes

The newest amenity in Vergennes’s Fall Park is a custom-made bike rack, designed and built by the students in the Northlands Job Corps Advanced Welding class.

Northlands Job Corps on the upswing

When Kentucky firm Education & Training Resources took over Northlands Job Corps in 2018, the once high-performing vocational training center overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor had slid to the bottom of the DOL’s rankings of the 117 such centers nat … (read more)

Officials back Northlands operator

Vergennes City Manager Ron Redmond and Police Chief George Merkel have written or are writing letters to the U.S. Department of Labor supporting the current operator of Northlands Job Corps in its effort to obtain a new contract to stay on the job.

Northlands whistleblower wins $3.2 million

VERGENNES — A jury has ordered the company that operates the Northlands Job Corps federally funded job training center in Vergennes to pay a former employee $3.2 million for firing him after he complained about alleged safety violations there.Two things h … (read more)

Northland Job Corps Center gives virtual tours

VERGENNES — Northlands Job Corps Center is a fully funded residential career technical trade center based in Vergennes serving young adults ages 16-24. Students who have not yet completed high school can earn a GED or high school diploma. Although Northla … (read more)

Northlands to pay for city police work

VERGENNES — Vergennes and Northlands Job Corps have struck a deal that will pay the city $51,000 a year for police services, including student outreach and mentoring and staff training as well as law enforcement. The city has for 21 years sought compensat … (read more)

City seeks more compensation for Northlands

VERGENNES — Two decades ago the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) said it would no longer compensate Vergennes for hosting Northlands Job Corps, despite a 1978 agreement that the DOL and the property owner — the state of Vermont — would do so.  Last month Ve … (read more)

Hollister to compete in Aspen Special Olympics

VERGENNES — Dustin Hollister, 18, a current Culinary Arts student at Northlands Job Corps, has been nominated as one of 10 Special Olympians worldwide to compete as a snowboarder in the Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Race at Buttermilk Mountain in … (read more)