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SVC Hosts Sophomore Summit

Sophomore Summit session in Laumeister Art CenterOn October 12, approximately 250 sophomores from Mount Anthony Union High School, Arlington Memorial High School, and Burr and Burton Academy joined over 70 community professionals for conversations and workshops on potential careers and educational and training pathways. This year’s event was hosted by Southern Vermont College (SVC) with over 100 volunteers from its community.

The Summit is an initiative of the Workforce and Education Working Group. Since May of 2016, Sophomore Summit in library sunroomthe Working Group has adapted projects to meet the needs and regional diversity found in Vermont. The Working Group focuses on strategies and the development of resources to improve and enhance K to 12 education (including science, technology, engineering and math), higher education, adult and continuing education, and internship/apprenticeship programs that lead to careers.

SVC Director of Career Development and Internships Betsy Dunham said, “The Southern Vermont College community was extremely excited to welcome the Sophomore Career Summit to our campus this fall. As a member of the Workforce and Education Group that puts on the Summit and a member of the SVC Sophomore Summit session in Mountaineer Athletic Centercommunity, I am overwhelmed by the support of professionals in the Bennington community, members of the Workforce and Education Group, and students and staff here at the College. The Summit is an excellent opportunity to expose the young people of Bennington County to further education, skills, and employment opportunities. And, it is a really fun day!”

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