Moulton appointed to lead VSCS's newly created workforce development division

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Mon, 05/16/2022 - 6:11pm -- ken@vermontbiz.com
Patricia Moulton

Patricia Moulton, president of Vermont Technical College, has been appointed executive director of Vermont State Colleges System's newly created workforce development division. Moulton will assume her new role when she transitions out of the Vermont Technical College presidency in July.

The workforce development division is designed to enable VSC to build stronger collaborations between students and employers, and to strengthen the program alignment between Vermont State University and Community College of Vermont. In addition to providing a unified entity for employees and Vermonters seeking to "upskill," the new structure will provide a single point of contact for employers seeking further education for their employees.

Moulton brings rich experience in economic development, state government and higher education to her new role. She was appointed president of Vermont Technical College in 2017 and holds the distinction of being the first woman to serve in this role. Prior to joining the state colleges system, she served as secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, state commissioner of labor and executive director of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation.

“Pat comes to this position with decades of experience leading significant workforce development efforts within state government, in regional development centers across Vermont and at Vermont Technical College,” Chancellor Sophie Zdatny said. “This new division, under Pat’s guidance, will provide greater access to education and training for lifelong learners, those seeking to reskill and upskill, and employers seeking customized trainings.”

Moulton said she is excited to begin her new role. “I am passionate about providing opportunities for people to enhance their skills and employers to have the workforce they need to continue to prosper in Vermont,” she said. “I look forward to working with President Grewal at the Vermont State University and President Judy at Community College of Vermont to continue the excellent work we are already doing and grow even more opportunities.”