Help your employees learn and grow with VSAC’s Career & Education Wellness program

You may have heard that VSAC has recently rolled out an innovative new employee benefit program called Career & Education Wellness.  But what is it and how does it work?

You know VSAC as Vermont’s nonprofit advocate for students of all ages who want to continue their education and training after high school. We’ve been in the business of making opportunities for Vermonters for over 50 years. Now we’re opening the doors for education opportunity in your workplace.

The new Career and Education Wellness program creates opportunities for employees in their current jobs and for your organization overall.

It does this by providing both content and workshops specifically tailored to assist your employees with their own professional development and education needs ranging from self-assessment to creating a personal professional development plan, thereby empowering and engaging your team in their continued growth.

“Education is the most powerful force in creating a vibrant economy and community,” said Alison Rogers, office manager at Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning & HR Intelligence, one of VSAC’s first partners. “VSAC has years of experience in working with adults and can help employees and their family members explore their interests, identify training they may need now and understand the costs of continuing education.”

This new wellness program could not come at a better time, as our education landscape continues to evolve, more and more jobs require advanced skills, and the cost of education continues to be a challenge. To date, VSAC has partnered with employers in Chittenden, Franklin and Rutland counties, tailoring the program to the individual employer – and employees’ needs – through workshops, informal brown-bag lunches and personalized 1:1 counseling sessions.

The Career and Education Wellness program has dozens of course offerings relevant to both your employees’ needs and the needs of their family. Where one new parent may want more information about saving for college or making sure their child is ready for school, another may need to better understand the ins and outs of personalized learning plans, flexible pathways and proficiency-based graduation requirements for their high schooler.

Others may be looking for guidance on how to tackle the college/training search and how to pay for college, while some would benefit from workshops on loan repayment and loan forgiveness.

While VSAC’s new benefit offering helps you and your employees today, it also helps the children of your staff be better prepared to enter the workforce down the road.  For more information on Career & Education Wellness, visit\employer. Or contact

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About VSAC – Changing Lives through Education and Training since 1965

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit agency established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters achieve their education and training goals after high school. VSAC serves students and their families in grades 7-12, as well as adults returning to school, by providing education and career planning services, need-based grants, scholarships and education loans. VSAC has awarded more than $600 million in grants and scholarships for Vermont students, and also administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan. Share your VSAC story by email to myVSACstory@vsac.orgor submit a video to YouTube. Find us at www.vsac.orgor check in on Facebookand Twitter.#changing lives