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24th annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference – October 23, 2021, Virtual Senator Leahy has proudly hosted the Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference (WEOC) since 1996. This year, Xusana Davis, the State of Vermont’s first Executive Director of Racial Equity, will deliver the keynote address followed by a panel discussion, Evolving in a World of Change: Best Practices for a Business Refocus. This session will be led by three Vermont women who will share personal stories of how they adapted their businesses, or even changed direction, to meet the challenges of the pandemic. For complete details and to register, visit WEOC 2021. VMEC is a proud sponsor of this annual event.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) – ongoing, Statewide As a statewide, nonprofit business association with a mission to leverage the power of business for positive social and environmental impact, VBSR offers workshops to both members, including all employees of member companies, as well as non-members.

Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) – ongoing, Statewide  With its mission to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities, VEOC hosts many events year round.  Be sure to check out their Vermont Employee Ownership annual conference, typically held each June.

Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – ongoing, Statewide VT PTAC will be hosting many exciting and valuable workshops and events this year. Check out their calendar for complete information and to register.

Vermont Technical College Continuing Ed opportunities – ongoing, Statewide  CEWD designs and delivers workforce education and training through customized workshops and courses that can lead to certificates, degree programs and more.  They also partner with respected national vendors to provide online, non-credit training opportunities with an open-enrollment format.  CEWD classes are available to everyone! They have courses that serve healthcare facilities, state agencies, non-profits, small businesses, manufacturers, service industries, educators, municipal government, builders, and contractors, as well as those interested in gaining new life skills.