State News
February 24, 2016

CCV job-hunt helpers to provide guidance at public libraries

On Feb. 18, the Community College of Vermont (CCV) announced a new partnership with the Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) to place CCV student interns in six Vermont libraries as job-hunt helpers for Vermont residents. These libraries include the public libraries in Barre, Brattleboro, Newport, Rutland, St. Johnsbury and Winooski. The interns will work with Vermont jobseekers who need assistance using computer technology to explore careers and online education, prepare resumes and search for and apply online for jobs.

“At the Vermont Department of Libraries, we are dedicated to providing Vermonters a place in their community where they can access the information services they need,” said Vermont State Librarian Marty Reid. “Bringing CCV job-hunt helpers into six public libraries across the state will support and expand the work that our public libraries do to assist people throughout the job search process. We are looking forward to working with CCV on this project.”

“Digital tools are an important part of the job search process,” said CCV Dean of Academic Technology Eric Sakai. “This new collaboration…will provide many Vermonters the support and skills they need to navigate career planning on the web. We are excited to have six of our students participating in this excellent project and making real contributions to communities around Vermont.”

CCV career consultants will train and support interns serving as job-hunt helpers. The interns will work six hours a week from early March through the end of the semester. A CCV project coordinator will supervise the students.

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