Higher Education

Castleton University

Castleton University
Castleton College, founded in 1787 is located in Castleton, with a center in Rutland. It offers associates, baccalaureate and masters degrees for Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Learn more here.

College of St. Joseph

College of St. Joseph
College of St. Joseph is a private, Catholic, co-ed, fully accredited liberal arts college providing associate, bachelors and masters degrees in liberal arts and professional areas . The college offers both day and evening classes in 30 degree programs to serve adults and traditional college age populations from Vermont and New England. Learn more here.

Community College of Vermont

Community College of Vermont Rutland Vermont

Community College of Vermont
Community College of Vermont, one of twelve sites is located in Rutland at 60 West Street. CCV is a two-year institution providing occupational, degree, transfer and continuing education opportunities.  An accredited member of the Vermont State College System, they offer day and evening classes. Learn more here.

Green Mountain College

Green Mountain College
Green Mountain College, chartered in 1834 and located in Poultney, offers two and four year associates programs, as well as baccalaureate programs in education, retailing, business, recreation and several other fields. Learn more here.

Technical Education

Stafford Technical Center

Stafford Technical Center is a public educational center teaching technical skills to students in grades 11-12 from the 10 regional high schools. It also provides an evening adult education program, an adult diploma program and specialized training programs for business and industry.

Visit Stafford Technical Center Online

Additional Education Opportunities

Many of the business organizations listed below hold monthly training and education sessions. Please visit their website for calendar of events.

Vermont Department of Labor

Vermont Department of Labor Workforce Development Division
The Rutland Career Resource Center VDOL’s primary focus is to provide services that assist businesses, workers, and job seekers

DOL services are free; they include:

Small Business Development Center

Vermont Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The VtSBDC mission is to assist start-ups and strengthen existing business entities through high quality, no cost counseling and high quality, affordable training programs. Scholarship funds are available for several programs.

Vermont Training Program

Vermont Training Program (VTP)
The Vermont Training Program (VTP) promotes industrial expansion and encourages the creation of jobs in manufacturing by providing training for new, relocating or expanding firms. Programs are individually designed and may include on-the-job, classroom, skill upgrade or other specialized training mutually agreed upon by the state and the employer.


SCORE is a national organization, which has offeredmentoring services for new and existing businesses for over 40 years, and has a network of over 13,000 volunteers who donate their time to help entrepreneurs.Champlain Valley SCORE serves western Vermont. There are SCORE branches in Manchester, Rutland, Middlebury, St. Albans, and Essex. SCORE Counselors are experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, with extensive and wide-ranging business experience who provide face-to-face, online, and telephone counseling for new and existing businesses. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our counselors willdeliver valuable, timely, and practical advice to help you and your business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.We also offer workshops and seminars covering topics from how to write a business plan to marketing to business valuations.SCORE services are free and confidential. Please visit the SCORE Champlain Valley website for local seminar schedules, and to request a meeting with a counselor, https://champlainvalley.score.org/mentors

Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center

VMEC: The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
VMEC is a not-for-profit center created to provide assistance to Vermont’s small and medium size manufacturers (under 500 employees). VMEC’s goal is to help your company improve its bottom line. VMEC provides one-on-one support and services. They help manufacturers solve problems, increase productivity, modernize processes and improve competitiveness with your production.

University of Vermont

UVM Division of Continuing Municipality
UVM Division of Continuing Education’s mission is to create a joint venture, partnership and collaboration with public agencies, private industry, school systems and civic organizations to deliver timely & relevant educational products of the highest quality in the most cost-effective manner.
Tel: (802) 747-0060

Vermont Interactive Television

Vermont Interactive Television 
Vermont Interactive Television, located at Stafford Technical Center, is a two-way audio and visual communication network connecting Rutland to 12 other Vermont sites as well as national and international ISDN connections providing video conferencing services for business and organizations.
Tel: (802) 775-7176

Dept of Economic Development

Department of Economic Development
The Vermont Department of Economic Development works to create and retain quality jobs and strengthen the competitiveness of Vermont’s business and the overall economy. It offers a variety of programs to assist existing and potential businesses such as training grants, assistance with government contracting, technical advice for international trade, and job growth incentives.

VocRehab Vermont

VocRehab Vermont
VocRehab Vermont helps by providing free job placement, training and development, ongoing support, and information on accessibility issues and ADA requirements.

Primary and Secondary Education in Rutland County

Public Schools of Rutland County

Rutland Central Supervisory Union serving Proctor, West Rutland, and Rutland Town.
Tel: (802) 775-4342

Rutland City Public Schools serving Rutland City.
Tel: (802) 773-1900  Web:  www.rutlandcitypublicschools.com

Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union serving Brandon, Mendon, Pittsford and Chittenden.
Tel: (802) 247-5757

Rutland South Supervisory Union serving Wallingford, Clarendon, and Shrewsbury.
Tel: (802) 775-3264

Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union serving Ira, Middletown Springs, Poultney and Tinmouth.
Tel: (802) 287-5286

Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union serving Castleton and Fair Haven.
Tel: (802) 265-4905

Stafford Technical Center is a public educational center serving students in grades 11-12 from the ten regional high schools. It provides an evening adult education program, and adult diploma program and specialized training programs for business and industry.
Tel: (802) 773-1990 Web: www.staffordonline.org

Private Schools of Rutland County

Christ the King School a private parochial elementary school serving grades prek-8.
Tel: (802) 773-0500 Web: www.cksrutland.com

Mount St. Joseph Academy a private parochial high school serving grades 9-12.
Tel: (802) 775-0151 Web: www.msjvt.org

Green Mountain Christian School a private elementary school.
Tel: (802) 775-4067

Rutland Area Christian School a private elementary school.
Tel: (802) 775-0709 Web: www.racsonline.com