Stafford Technical Center has been providing technical education since 1974. Over the past ten years, many things have changed in technical education and the programs that Stafford Technical Center provides. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, with personal goals ranging from college, immediate workplace, or apprenticeship. Please check out all of our exciting and new changes through this web site or a visit to the center.
Stafford Technical Center is located in Rutland, Vermont. We provide technical education to area high school students and adults. Students from high schools in Rutland County(Rutland, Fair Haven, Otter Valley, Proctor, Poultney, West Rutland, Mill River, and MSJ) may choose from fifteen different full day programs. Many of these technical programs have articulated agreements, transcripted credit and dual enrollment options with Vermont State Colleges, which allow students to earn college credits while at the technical center. All daytime programs are available to adults in Rutland County without a diploma. These full day programs are also available to adults with diplomas on a space available basis. Most typically, adults choose to enroll in our adult evening classes for continuing education. Recently, Stafford Technical Center has partnered with Vermont Technical College in providing adult classes.
Using state of the art technology, Stafford offers hands-on training to high school students and adults. Nineteen program area selections provide a wide range of opportunity to students interested in pursuing specialized training. Industry level certifications are available in many program areas and evening programming offers customized training for business and industry. Currently employs 40 people.
The Measure of Success
The measure of Stafford’s success is not just how many students we help educate or what our graduation rate is. Sure, those are important figures but the numbers that really tell the story of our success and the success of our students are the ones that tell us how they are doing after they leave Stafford. What have they been able to accomplish with their education? What are they doing? How well are the doing it?
The following is a program-by program profile of how our students are fairing three years down the road. Program wide, nearly 95% of all of our students are either working in their field or continuing their education*. Now that’s success!
Three years after leaving Stafford
* Data reflects students who completed a program at Stafford Technical Center from years 2004-2008. The information was gathered three years after students left Stafford.