Vermont State College Chancellor Jeb Spaulding and Martha O’Connor, the chair of the Vermont State Colleges System board of trustees, write about the need for state support of Vermont's public higher education system
- PRESS RELEASE: Vermont's 54 Most Promising Jobs Revealed by McClure Foundation and VT Department of Labor
What do four hundred electricians, more than two thousand nurses, and nearly five hundred software developers have in common? According to a newly updated brochure from the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation and the Vermont Department of Labor, these are some of the most promising jobs expected in Vermont over the next ten years. As this data makes clear, high-pay, high-demand jobs do exist in the Green Mountain State. However, they largely require training and/or education beyond high school.
In his recent blog, A Call to Action, Stuart Comstock-Gay, CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation and McClure Foundation board member, explores the “opportunity gap” in America and, in doing so, he speaks eloquently for the McClure Foundation’s vision for Vermont’s marginalized students and our underemployed adults. This gap is the reason the McClure Foundation focuses on promoting equitable access to post-secondary education... (September 2015)
- PRESS RELEASE: McClure Foundation Awards $369,100 in Grants to Support Access to College and Career Education in Vermont
The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, has announced $369,100 in grants for the 2015-2016 school year to programs promoting college and career education for Vermonters—with a focus on low-income students, first-generation college students, adult learners, and veterans. For this school year, funding priority was given to programs that promote implementation of recent state legislation related to workforce development and access to college and career education. (August 2015)
- PRESS RELEASE: McClure Foundation Awards Nearly $340,000 in Grants to Support Access to Higher Education in Vermont
The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, has announced $339,650 in grants to support programs promoting college and career education for Vermonters—with a particular focus on low-income students, first-generation college students, adult learners, and veterans. (August 2014)
On a windy day in January, legislators and education practitioners gathered at the University of Vermont for a UVM/Legislative Summit on Education Policy. ITw as the first large-scale meeting of its kind in the state and the McClure Foundation is proud to have helped underwrite costs to bring the summit's keynote speaker, Tony Wagner. (February 2014)
- Video: The State Colleges of Vermont: Gaining Traction for New Ideas
The McClure Foundation's education summit in fall 2011 focused on leveraging philanthropy in order to maximize the access of Vermonters to postsecondary and career education. Keynote speakers included Manager of Community Affairs for Google Matt Dunne, Community College of Vermont President Joyce Judy, and McClure Foundation VP Barbara Benedict. This summary of Mrs. Benedict’s remarks at the 2011 summit was offered as background material for attendants of the fall 2012 summit.
An online tool that is designed to assist Vermont students, graduates, and veterans seeking career information to identify Vermont's high-growth, high-pay careers and to determine the training and/or education requirements needed to prepare for them.
In 2008 we partnered with the Vermont Community Foundation to study the ways philanthropy might improve access to higher education in order to address issues such as youth development, workforce readiness, equal opportunity, and economic development within the state.
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