Vermonters are united by challenge. Whether recovering from Tropical Storm Irene, making tough decisions on Town Meeting Day, or simply helping a neighbor in need, Vermonters find solutions by working together.
CCV brings this philosophy to higher education. We are proud to work alongside businesses, schools, and community members, shaping our institution to better respond to the changing needs of our state. CCV has served 142,000 students since 1973. 95% of our students are Vermonters, and 85% of our graduates have stayed in the state, joining the workforce to address the most complex challenges our families and communities face.
In this annual report, we explore five of those challenges: the child care shortage, the opiate epidemic, the manufacturing skills gap, the nursing shortage, and the growing need for cybersecurity. We also introduce alumni whose CCV education has enabled them to work toward solutions.
Each year, CCV serves more Vermonters than any other college in the state. Many of them overcome their own challenges on the way to a degree: The majority are the first in their family to go to college. More than three-quarters work full-time jobs while attending school. Some are single parents, and others are new Americans. Almost all depend on financial support in the forms of grants and scholarships. Without it, CCV graduates wouldn’t be where they are today.
We invite you to join our collaborative effort to meet today’s challenges through education. Our challenge to you is to support our students by contributing to an endowed scholarship fund. Your gifts are an investment in Vermont, allowing our students—and our communities—to benefit for generations to come.
We look forward to working alongside you.
- Bick, Bob. Personal interview. 18 July 2018.
- Davis, Mark. “Death by Drugs.” Seven Days. 25 January 2017, www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/death-by-drugs-opiates-claimed-a-record-number-of-vermonters-in-2016/Content?oid=3983873.
- Porter, Hal. Personal interview. 7 September 2018.
- Vermont Department of Health. “Drug-Related Fatalities Among Vermonters.” August 2018, www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/ADAP_Data_Brief_Drug_Related_Fatalities.pdf.
- Vermont Opioid Coordination Council. “Initial Report of Recommended Strategies.” January 2018, www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/OCC%202018%20Report%202018-1-9.Final_.pdf.
- “Manufacturing.” thinkVT.com, Vermont Department of Labor Economic & Labor Market Information,
- “Vermont Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Final Report.” Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, January 2013, www.vmec.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/AMP-Report-FINAL-2013.pdf.
- “Vermont Manufacturing Facts.” National Association of Manufacturers, January 2018,
- “Cyber Security.” Vermont Small Business Development Center, www.vtsbdc.org/general/.
- “Equifax Data Breach: More than 240,000 Vermonters Affected.” Burlington Free Press, 8 September, 2017,
- Kinzel, Bob. “Scott Administration Ramps Up Battle Against Cyber Attacks.” Vermont Public Radio, 18 April, 2018,
- Mansfield, Erin. “Scott Creates Advisory Team on Cybersecurity.” VT Digger, 10 October, 2017,
- Walters, John. “Walters: State Data Breach Much Larger Than First Thought.” Seven Days, 23 March, 2017,
- Adams, Nick, and Emily Masseau, eds. “How are Vermont’s Young Children and Families?” Building Bright Futures, 2017, www.buildingbrightfutures.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/FINAL-REPORT-Spreads.pdf.
- “ELMI Occupation Report.” Vermont Department of Labor, 2017, www.vtlmi.info/oic3.cfm?occcode=25201100.
- “Five Numbers to Remember about Early Childhood Development.” Harvard University Center on the Developing Child, 2009,
- “The Economic Impact of Child Care.” letsgrowkids.org,
- Whitehurst, Grover. “Why the Federal Government Should Subsidize Childcare and How to Pay For It.” Brookings, 9 March 2017, www.brookings.edu/research/why-the-federal-government-should-subsidize-childcare-and-how-to-pay-for-it/.
- “Current and Projected Future Health Care Workforce Demand in Vermont.” State of Vermont Agency of Administration, 16 June 2017,
- Jones, Ken and Lilly Schwarz. “Vermont Population Projections – 2010-2030.” State of Vermont,
- “QuickFacts: Vermont.” United States Census Bureau,
- Vermont Department of Health
- “Vermont State Plan on Aging for Federal Fiscal Years 2015-2017.” Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living, legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/WorkGroups/House%20Human%20Services/Reports%20and%20Resources/W~Department%20for%20Disabilities,%20Aging%20and%20Independent%20Living~Statewide%20Plan%20for%20Aging%202015-2017~1-17-2018.pdf
- “Vermont Talent Pipeline Management Nursing Needs Assessment Survey Results.” Vermont Talent Pipeline Management, 19 June 2018,
For more information on our programs and partnerships, please contact:
Director of Resource Development
Community College of Vermont
1 Abenaki Way
Winooski, VT 05404