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Press Release: Lt. Governor Gray to Continue "Seat at the Table" Series

Submitted by LTG.info@vermont.gov on Tue, 01/04/2022 - 09:51

Montpelier, VT - Vermont Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray will continue, the “Seat at the Table” virtual meeting series to elevate the voices of Vermonters.

 

The tri-weekly series hosted every third Monday starting, January 10, 2022 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm will feature community, non-profit, and business leaders from across Vermont. Launched by Lt. Gov. Gray in 2021, each “Seat at the Table” will be open to the public, lawmakers and press and will highlight topical issues facing Vermont communities. The first “Seat at the Table” of 2022 will highlight the evolving workforce needs within Vermont as the state responds to climate change and works to meet the goals of the Vermont Climate Action Plan.

 

“Vermont needs a robust variety of equitable and affordable workforce training opportunities to continue to reduce our emissions and meet the Climate Council’s goals,” Lt. Governor Gray said “This ‘Seat at the Table’ intends to highlight the ways renewable energy and energy efficiency job training opportunities for those looking to enter the workforce or make a career change will help Vermonters secure work in the fields necessary to combat climate change.”

 

Speakers include Rhoni Basden, Executive Director of Vermont Works for Women; Chad Farrell, Chief Executive Officer of Encore Renewable Energy; Maureen Hebert, Associate Dean of Industry Relations and Workforce Development for Vermont Technical College; and Thomas Longstreth, Executive Director of ReSOURCE. Lt. Governor Gray will moderate the event.

 

Vermonters wishing to attend will receive a link to participate via Zoom after registering: https://ltgov.vermont.gov/seatatthetable .