Friday, March 27, 2009

New Program Information Sessions

Starting this fall, CCV will be offering new associate degree programs in Emergency Management and Hospitality & Tourism!

If you're interested in one of these new programs, plan to attend one of the information sessions at the CCV sites listed below to find out more. Information on the Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) program will also be available at these sessions.

  • CCV Burlington: Tuesday, March 31, 4:30 - 5:30 pm (119 Pearl Street, Room 100)
  • CCV Newport: Tuesday, April 7, 12 - 1 pm
  • CCV Upper Valley: Monday, May 11, 12 - 1 pm
  • CCV Rutland: Monday, May 11, 5 - 6 pm
For more information, contact CCV's Associate Academic Dean Rebecca Werner at

Thursday, March 26, 2009

CCV President on VPR

Yesterday, CCV's President Tim Donovan was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio by Mitch Wertlieb regarding his recent hiring as chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges.

Click here to listen to the entire interview.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Images from Construction Site

The images below were taken at the construction site of CCV's new building in Winooski on 3.24.09. Want to see more of what's going on at the construction site? Check out our web cam! (Web cam image updates every half hour.)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Associate Degree Career Fair Cancelled

The organizers for the 4th Annual Associate Degree Career Fair have decided to cancel this year’s event due to the few numbers of participating employers. But please don’t lose hope! All CCV students and graduates are welcome to attend the following public career fairs and to access the many job search services that are available through the Vermont Department of Labor and CCV’s Career Development page.

March 26: Franklin Region Career Job Expo

March 30: Champlain College Job Fair

In difficult economic times, it is important to remember that the employers who attend career fairs may or may not have current job openings. Still, making a good first impression counts. By building relationships with representatives from organizations or businesses where you want to get a job, you will increase your chances of securing an interview once a position opens up. Please check out the useful tips for navigating job and career fairs at the following website:

Monday, March 23, 2009

Job Fair at Champlain College, March 30, 2009

CCV students are invited to attend the Champlain College Spring 2009 Job Fair on Monday, March 30th, from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Argosy Gymnasium within the IDX Student Life Center (Click here for a map of Champlain College).

This FREE event is open to the public and 75+ employers representing a broad spectrum of for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, will be on hand to promote full-time, part-time and seasonal employment opportunities and internships.

Parking for the Fair is available in all campus lots on a space-available basis except in spots that are designated as reserved for employees, medical staff, vendors, deliveries, or visitors with accessibility needs.

If you have questions about this event or about visiting the campus, contact the Champlain College Career Services office at (802) 860-2720 or e-mail

Sunday, March 22, 2009

SAB to Show Fight Club on 3/25

"How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?"

CCV’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) will be showing the second film in their Spring ’09 Film Series this Wednesday night, March 25th! FIGHT CLUB will begin at 6:30p.m. in room 200B on the Cherry St. side. Event is free and popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Want more information on the Film Series? Contact Kelsi Powers, SAB member, at, or check out the CCV Film Series group on Facebook.

CCV Wellness Week: Free Massages!

March 23 - 27 is Wellness Week at CCV! During this week CCV Burlington Massage Therapy & Bodywork students will be giving FREE 15 minute massages! Here are the details...

Wednesday, March 25

10:00—noon or

110 Cherry Street Building
Lower Level Atrium

Come help heal your mind, relax your body, and de-stress your soul!

Want to learn more about CCV's Massage Therapy & Bodywork degree and certificate programs? If so, visit

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Franklin Region Career Job Expo

11th Annual Franklin Region Career/Job Expo
Thursday, March 26th from 12pm - 5pm
Collins-Perley Sports & Fitness Center
(Off Route 104)
Public Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Over 60 area businesses and agencies will be present to talk with you about career opportunities, employment and available services.

Participants:A.N. Deringer Inc., Associated General Contractors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of VT, BodySoul Spa & School, Business & Professional Women, Champlain Valley AHEC, College of St. Joseph, Community Action, Community College of VT, Department of Homeland Security/VT Service Center, Energizer Battery Company, Franklin County Caring Communities, Franklin County Home Health, Franklin County Industrial Development Corp., Franklin County Rehab/Holiday House, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin Grand Isle Workforce Investment Board, Genesis HealthCare, Green Mountain Transit Agency (GMTA), IBEW Local 300 VT JATC, J & B International Trucks, Inc., Jay Peak Resort, Job Corps. Del-Jen, Inc., JobsInVT.Com, Johnson State College, Local 693 Plumbers & Pipefitters, Lyndon State College, Northwest Technical Center, Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Northwestern Medical Ctr., O’Briens Training Center, Office of VT Health Access, PBM Nutritionals LLC, Peoples Trust Company, Pike Industries, Rock-Tenn Co., Smugglers Notch Resort, Southern Vermont College, St. Albans Co-operative Creamery, Inc., Spherion Staffing, The Abbey Group, The Salon Professional Academy, US Army, US Census Bureau, US Navy, US Small Business Administration, VABIR/Vocational Rehabilitation, VSAC, VT Adult Learning, VT Agency of Transportation, VT Air National Guard, VT Army National Guard, VT Associates For Training & Development Inc., VT Automobile Dealers Association, VT Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, VT Dept. of Labor, VT State Police, VT Technical College, Vermont Transformer, Inc. (Bemag Transformer), VT Youth Conservation Corps, Westaff, and more!

Sponsored by: Franklin Grand Isle Workforce Investment Board, Franklin County Business and Professional Women, Vermont Department of Labor, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Technical Center, Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation, St. Albans Messenger, Vermont Department for Children & Families: Economic Services Division, Cold Hollow Career Center, VocRehab Vermont/VABIR, Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center, Vermont Army National Guard

Friday, March 20, 2009

Reinvent Yourself! Conference: March 23

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
9:30AM -3:00PM

The Reinvent Yourself! Conference is a FREE event targeting displaced workers and adult workers in transition. The goal of the event is to assist attendees with identifying their transferable skills, convey information about career opportunities and skills needed in growing sectors, and provide the education and training resources to pursue new opportunities. The conference will feature workshops designed to help participants identify transferable skills, pursue training and education, and obtain related financial aid.

There will be numerous education and training providers on hand to provide resources and one-on-one meeting time with attendees.

  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Bio-Science
  • Green Industry
  • Information Technology

1/2 hour Training Workshops:
9:30 & 12:30 - Guerilla Warfare in the Job Market
10:30 & 1:30 - How to Go Back to School
11:30 & 2:30 - Dept of Labor's R.E.T.R.A.I.N

15 minute Industry Presentations with Q & A:
10:00 & 1:00 - IT and Green Industry
10:45 & 1:45 - Health Care & Bio-Science
11:30 & 2:30 - Manufacturing, Telecommunication & Construction

SPONSORS: Vermont Department of Labor, Champlain College - Division of Continuing Studies, Lake Champlain Workforce Investment Board, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, University of Vermont, Sheraton Conference Center, Burlington Free Press, Center for Technology, Essex, Burlington Technical Center, Vermont Technical College

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CCV President Named VSC Chancellor

Community College of Vermont President Tim Donovan will be the next chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges, VSC Board Chairman Gary Moore announced on Monday.

"We are excited about Tim's selection and believe that he brings exceptional abilities to lead our state college system in delivering affordable, high quality, student centered and accessible education fully integrating professional, liberal, and career study,” Moore said.

“Our five state colleges are key drivers of Vermont’s economy and also serve as cultural centers for the regions in which they are located. In addition, the VSC serves Vermont and Vermonters through the Small Business Development Center, the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center and Vermont Interactive Television.” Moore added, “Donovan brings outstanding strategic thinking, fiscal management and an energetic, collaborative leadership style to which will help us fulfill our mission.”

Vermont’s state colleges enroll more than 12,000 students and employ 2,200 faculty and staff statewide.

Board Vice-Chair Richard Marron of Stowe chaired the search team which included six trustees and thirteen representatives from the five colleges. The search team referred three finalists on to the Board of Trustees.
The Board selected Donovan by public vote on Thursday and Donovan formally accepted the position this weekend.

The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the Vermont State Colleges and serves as the chief spokesperson for the five colleges with the Board of Trustees, the governor, state agencies, and the General Assembly.

Donovan, 57, will become the 7th Chancellor of the state colleges system created in 1963. He rose through the ranks of the state colleges system, becoming president of CCV in 2001.

His accomplishments there include expansion of CCV’s collaborative partnerships with high schools, development of extensive distance learning programs, improvement and ownership of several CCV facilities, including the 65,000 square foot flagship facility currently under construction in Winooski and the recent purchase of the former Woodbury College campus on Elm Street in Montpelier. Enrollment at CCV has grown more than 40% during Donovan’s tenure as president.

While administrative dean for CCV, Donovan led the VSC’s strategic technology planning initiative, which introduced a new integrated administrative information system for the colleges. He is known as a leader in the adoption of technology for academic and administrative uses in the VSC.

Longtime residents of Montpelier, Donovan and his spouse Mary Tharp have two grown children.

Donovan begins the position on July 1st, succeeding Robert G. Clarke who announced last year that he would retire from the office in June 2009 following a twenty-five year VSC career as President of Vermont Technical College and Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges.

Vermont's state colleges include Castleton State College, Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College and Vermont Technical College. The Office of the Chancellor is in Stanley Hall, in the State Offices Complex in Waterbury.

Additional Media Coverage:

Donovan to head Vermont State Colleges from the Burlington Free Press (3/16/09)

Community College head new chief of state system from Associated Press (c/o Fox 44 News)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blood Drive at CCV Burlington, March 24, 1-5 PM

To honor Red Cross Month in March, the Community College of Vermont is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 24th. Area residents and visitors alike are encouraged to give blood at the CCV's Burlington site between the hours of 1 PM and 5 PM. Anyone who is 17 years old and weighs at least 110 lbs. may be eligible to donate. The bloodmobile will be parked outside of CCV's 119 Pearl Street location in downtown Burlington.

To donate, you can simply walk-in or you can schedule an appointment by calling Kristi at 1-800-843-3500 ext. 3265. The blood drive is sponsored by the students in CCV's spring Phlebotomy course.

The American Red Cross holds blood drives in communities seven days a week. Please call 1-800-843-3500 or visit to find a blood drive near you. It’s a pint of blood for you, but for another, it could be a life saved.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Out of Harm's Way

Last week, WCAX visited Mike Richman's spring 2009 Child Abuse and Neglect course (PSY-1020) at CCV Burlington for part of of a story titled "Out of Harm's Way." You can view the entire piece below.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Calling All Cooks

CCV Burlington will be holding its 9th Annual International Food Festival on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 (5 - 7 PM, admission is free) and we need your help to prepare the food!

The International Food Festival gathers CCV Burlington students and families from more than 20 different countries of origin in order to share ethnic foods, art and music showcasing culturally influenced tastes and sounds.

All members of the CCV community are invited to attend and contribute a dish to this great event. Contributions can be favorites from your heritage or even something new you want to try!

If you would like to prepare a dish for the event, contact Kelsi Powers (CCV student) at (802) 363 1074 or

Monday, March 9, 2009

Summer 2009 Course Schedule

CCV's schedule of courses for the summer 2009 semester is now available online. Click here to browse the schedule. The fall semester schedule will be posted online by Friday, May 1.

Summer and fall 2009 course registration will begin on Monday, May 4. For more information on how to register for courses at CCV Burlington, visit

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Got Ideas for the CCV Time Capsule?

We need your help! In the coming weeks, the staff at CCV Burlington will be collecting items to include in a time capsule and we want your suggestions of things to include.

The time capsule will be buried under the circular entrance (pictured here) to the the new building at 1 Abenaki Way in Winooski at the end of March. The box is about the size of a shoebox and it can hold CCV items of lasting interest and/or non CCV items that mark this moment in time.

What do you think should go in the time capsule? If you have suggestions, please share them by submitting a comment to this blog post!

Want to learn more about our construction project in Winooski? If so, click here. You can also see a current image of the construction site by visiting our web cam (updates every 30 minutes)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Meet the Artist: Gail Salzman

Gail Salzman, a Vermont artist and member of the CCV Burlington and St. Albans art faculty, was featured in today's edition of the Burlington Free Press in an article titled "Meet the Artist." Click here to read the article.

Want to learn more about Salzman's work? Visit her homepage at

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Even More Images from the CCV Construction Site

The images below were taken at the construction site of CCV's new building in Winooski on 3.3.09. Want to see more of what's going on at the construction site? Check out our web cam! (Web cam image updates every half hour.)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Images from CCV Construction Site

The images below were taken at the construction site of CCV's new building in Winooski on 2.25.09. Want to see more of what's going on at the construction site? Check out our web cam! (Web cam image updates every half hour.)