Applications for Free Vermont Precision Tools Education Program Due January 6

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Vermont Precision Tools Launches Seventh Train-to-Hire Program: Applications for
Free Education Program Due January 6th, 2019

Swanton, VT : Vermont Precision Tools (VPT), headquartered in Swanton, Vermont, a manufacturer
of high quality precision medical bur blanks for the OEM medical industry, and Vermont HITEC, Inc.,
a non-profit organization dedicated to high-quality workforce development, are accepting applications
for a no-cost training program leading to guaranteed full time jobs with Vermont Precision Tools upon
successful completion. Up to 12 selected participants will attend a 4-week program starting February
4th, 2019 with employment beginning March 4th.

The program is a partnership between Vermont Precision Tools, the Vermont Department of Labor,
and Vermont HITEC. No prior education or experience is required to apply, but candidates are
required to have a High School diploma or GED. The program provides free education and one year
of on-site mentoring through an apprenticeship at the VPT Swanton, Vermont location. The program
is designed for unemployed and underemployed Vermont residents. Successful completion of the
program will lead directly to full-time employment as a Machine Operator at the fast growing Vermont
Precision Tools.

“Partnering with Vermont Precision Tools, an organization that is committed to its employees’
development and that has recognized the value of incorporating apprenticeships into its long-term
strategy to develop highly trained staff, has created valuable opportunity for northern Vermont” said
Steven Lutton, Executive Director of Vermont HITEC . “The train-to-hire programs represent a
commitment by Vermont Precision Tools to guarantee employment to those successful graduates
and a long-term commitment to continue the training and development through the apprenticeship
model. This is truly a win-win proposition.”

“In partnership with Vermont HITEC, VPT has successfully graduated dozens of apprentices and
rapidly increased the capabilities and skills of the men and women working in our manufacturing
environment,” said Monica Greene, President and CEO of Vermont Precision Tools. “This high
quality training and apprenticeship program is designed to prepare anyone seeking an advanced
manufacturing career with the tools to do so.”

The pay scale for graduates of the VPT Machine Operator ITAR Program will start at $14.00 per hour.
Apprentices will have the potential to earn $15.00 or more per hour after six months and $16.00 or
more per hour upon the completion of a one-year apprenticeship and is based on performance.
Further wage growth potential exists based on performance and overall growth within the
organization. Graduates of the 4-week fundamentals program will also be required to complete the
4-week advanced program two months after employment begins. Overtime may be available, and
the positions will also include a comprehensive benefits package as eligible.

The deadline for applications is January 6th, 2019. To apply, visit the Vermont HITEC website at
www.vthitec.org and complete the online application. For more information or assistance, contact:
Chelsea Reed, Project Leader via email: creed@vermontprecisiontools.com, or at 802-868-4246.
About Vermont Precision Tools, Inc.

Vermont Precision Tools, Inc. has provided customers with the highest quality products and service in
the metalworking industry since 1968. Vermont Precision Tools manufactures products within a team
environment, built on a foundation of mutual respect, fairness, and pride.
To learn more about VPT, please visit www.vermontprecisiontools.com .

About Vermont HITEC, Inc.
Vermont HITEC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to educate, train and employ
Vermonters in a variety of fields. Vermont HITEC has employed over 1,600 Vermonters over the past
nineteen years in the fields of healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing and
business services partnering with over 30 Vermont businesses including University of Vermont
Medical Center (formerly Fletcher Allen Health Care), Husky Injection Molding Systems, IDX Systems
(now GE Healthcare), Dealer.com, Precyse Solutions, Triad Design Service and Vermont Information
Processing. To learn more about Vermont HITEC, please visit www.vthitec.org .

Date: 
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 5:00pm