MONTPELIER — Vermont Creamery, makers of fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter, and crème fraiche, has been granted more than $65,000 in Vermont Training Program (VTP) funding. The funding will support Vermont Creamery’s workforce expansion of eighteen full-time production employees and allow for deepened cross training efforts.
“As Vermont Creamery prepares for conscious growth, the expertise of our skilled workforce has never been more important,” said Vermont Creamery President Adeline Druart. “We are so grateful for the support of VTP grant funding which has enabled us to build a robust training program that provides employees the knowledge and confidence necessary to be better makers every day here in Websterville.”
Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation (CVEDC) assisted Vermont Creamery in seeking out the Vermont Training Program to help grow and train its workforce.
“This company is making a significant investment in their people and facility,” said Jamie Stewart, Executive Director of CVEDC. “Workforce training remains a critical need for expanding companies and the Vermont Training Program remains the most effective tool available to prepare the highly-skilled workforce needed for employers like Vermont Creamery.”
“Vermont Creamery is a fantastic example of an agricultural business that started on one Vermont farm and grew to become a nationally renowned and award-winning venture,” said Department of Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein.
In their 33rd year of business, Vermont Creamery supports a network of more than 17 family farms, promoting sustainable agriculture in the region. B Corp Certified in 2014, Vermont Creamery has been ranked one of “The Best Places to Work in Vermont” by Vermont Business Magazine.
About the Vermont Training Program
The Vermont Training Program is administered by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Department of Economic Development. It is a workforce development program to enhance the skills of the Vermont workforce and increase productivity of Vermont employers; grants may cover up to 50 percent of the training cost which can either be on-site or through a training provider/vendor. For more information on VTP, visit http://accd.vermont.gov/economic-development/funding-incentives/vtp.
About the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s (ACCD) mission is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities. ACCD accomplishes this mission by providing grants, technical assistance, and advocacy through three divisions: The Department of Economic Development, the Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information on ACCD please visit: https://accd.vermont.gov/.
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