A Link to Learning & Earning at Hazen and Beyond - May 2019


Friday, May 24th

Hazen Union Library

11:00 - 3:00

Apply for summer jobs with:

Jasper Hill Farm

Highland Lodge



Greensboro Nursing Home

Hardwick Community TV

Hardwick Street Cafe

The Willey's Store



Hardwick Madadashcar

Vermont Natural Coatings


Sponsored by Jasper Hill Farm, Voc Rehab Vermont,

Vermont Department of Labor and Hazen Union High School

May Career Cafes

Our final Career Cafe will be on Wednesday, May 22, with Isaac Eddy, a Performing arts Professor from NVU-Johnson and a former Blue Man Group performer.

Future Paths~Open Roads, July 22-26

For one week in the Green Mountains of Vermont, eight young women will share a home for an immersive, experiential learning program that will lead students in a photography and digital storytelling project exploring the life-works and working lives of Vermonters. Learning the stories of others help orient our own fears, passions and potential directions. We believe that deep listening and reflection are cornerstones of self-discovery. To this end, students can expect to leave the program with both their outer and inner horizons broadened and with a newfound confidence to envision a future of their own making.This opportunity is free. For more information, please contact Michelle Legere or Jen Olson.

GIV Entrepreneurship Institute

For students entering 10th - 12th grades - Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) - residential - hosted by Vermont Tech College - Randolph Center Campus - July 6 -12. REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - A fun “hands-on” entrepreneurial program. Sliding scale tuition. Option to earn 3 college credits- dual enrollment vouchers.

Contact: Laurel Butler -

2019 Student Business Plan & Pitch Competitions

For High School/Career Tech students – SUBMISSIONS DUE MAY 15 – to VtSBDC (Vermont Small Business Development Center) - awards/cash prizes to top entries – No cost to enter.

Contact: Laurel Butler

Rosie’s Girls STEM Leadership Camp

July 7-12 – Vermont Tech College - Randolph Center Campus - REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN. A fun “hands-on” exploration into STEM - plus some arts, career opportunities. Affordable – many partial scholarships. Rosie's Girls Stem Leadership Camp Contact: Fianna Barrows

VTeen 4-H Trail Stewards pilot program

The UVM Extension 4-H Teen & Leadership Program has partnered with the Vermont Forests, Parks & Recreation to create a pilot program called VTeen 4-H Trail Stewards. The program will take place from June 1 - October 19 at both Elmore State Park (Elmore) and Little River State Park (Waterbury). More information here!

Jasper Hill Opportunities for Students!

Jasper Hill has a Ripening Position available. This position is open to students age 16 and older who are available to work after school from 3:00 to 5:00. The hours will be extended over the summer. This is a great opportunity for a student who would like to learn the art of cheese making while working for an award winning company. Please see Jen Olson for more information.

Americorps Farm to School Coordinator

The AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator will work with school staff to develop, implement and evaluate Farm to School program activities such as taste tests, farm field trips, school gardens, nutrition education and more. This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). Compensation includes a biweekly stipend totaling approximately $13,700 for the year and a $5,900 Education Award for past or future education upon successful completion. Complete job description is available here.

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

VYCC crews provide youth and young adults with dynamic paid work experience in the outdoors. These powerful experiences in farming and conservation work connect young people to a range of possibilities for their future.

Apply here.

Youth Environmental Summit: November 1, 2019

YES is an annual event for students in grades 6-12 who want to learn about environmental issues and find ways to take action. This year's Summit will take place at the Barre Civic Center on November 1, 2019 - Save the Date! If you would like to submit a workshop proposal, then please click here for the form. Proposals will be due by June 1st. We strongly encourage youth presenters to apply! And, teachers take note - the Vermont Creative Schools Initiative Teacher Institute is offering to help you design your school project for YES. See attached flyer to learn more about this opportunity. Check out this video from last year's cafe to hear from teen presenters directly.

Coder Camp for Girls

July 15 -19 - Vermont Tech College - Williston Campus - day camp for girls entering 7th - 11th grades - REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN. An experiential coder camp where girls can translate their creativity into computer software programs. Coder Camp for Girls

Contact: Steven Airoldi

Advanced Coder Camp for All Students

July 22-26 – Vermont Tech College - Williston Campus – day camp for girls and boys

entering 7th – 11th grades –- REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN. Campers with some programming background dive deeper into programming. Advanced Coder Camp

Contact: Steven Airoldi

More from 4-H Vermont

  • GIS Camp (June 24-28, 9:30—3:30 daily)
  • Farming, Climate Change & Water Quality (July 11, 9am—12 noon)
  • Natural Resources Management Academy (July 19-21; overnight camp)
  • Science on Lake Champlain (July 25, full day or half day 9 am—12 noon or 1:00 pm—4 pm)
  • The Science of Maple (July 31, 9:00-11:30 am)

For more information on all of these opportunities, click this link.

Husky Summer Institute

Husky, located in Milton, VT, is once again offering a Summer Institute Internship Program. This program combines full-time paid experience, an education program including hands-on learning, up to 17 college credits, job shadowing and mentoring in advanced manufacturing. Participants will also be registered into a nationally recognized state-registered US DOL Apprenticeship Program. Graduating seniors who are successful in the program will have the opportunity to join Husky as a full time employee in the fall of 2019, and juniors may have the opportunity to continue working on a limited basis throughout the following school year with potential full-time employment with Husky after high school. There is no cost to the students that are selected to participate in the program – it is a paid internship/apprenticeship program ($13/hour).

We will be holding one information session at Husky for students, parents, and teachers/counselors/administrators on May 7th at 7pm. The required job fair, where we will interview/tour/assess students for the program will take place on May 14th from 3:00-7:00PM, with more details in the info packet.

Please contact Jen Olson for more information.

Watch this video for more information!