MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermonters have a new pathway to high-wage, high-demand careers in accounting and bookkeeping through the Community College of Vermont’s (CCV) certified public bookkeeper apprenticeship program. 

The earn-while-you-learn program pairs on-the-job training with four college-level courses. Apprentices also earn four certifications from the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) and earn their license as a certified public bookkeeper (CPB). In addition to bookkeeping, the program is aligned with positions in payroll, accounting, and auditing, providing talent development across the fields of accounting and finance. 

“With a median wage of over $44,000, and more than 600 projected openings in Vermont annually, there’s tremendous opportunity for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in Vermont,” said Michael Keogh, director of business engagement at CCV. “We developed the certified public bookkeeper apprenticeship in partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor to help Vermont workers who are looking for new career opportunities in high-growth occupations, and also to help Vermont companies create new pathways to employment and increase their talent pool.”

In addition to the certified public bookkeeping apprenticeship, CCV offers registered apprenticeships in medical assisting, manufacturing production technician, and pharmacy technician. CCV apprenticeship programs are developed in partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor.

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