Vermont Small Business Development Center

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Thursday, April 6th 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

FRANKLIN COUNTY INDUSTRIAL
DEVELOPMENT CORP.

2 NORTH MAIN STREET - 4TH FLOOR
ST. ALBANS, VT

PRICE: $129
(FOR ONE OR TWO PERSONS IN SAME BUSINESS)

Starting Your Own Business can be challenging ...
are you ready to turn your idea into a real
business opportunity? 
 

This workshop conducted by experienced business
advisors, is designed as a guide for the first-time
business owner. Your payment to attend includes
a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts,
and resources in marketing, financing, management
and operations. Highlights of the workshop include
using the “Business Model Canvas” to evaluate
whether there is a viable business in your good idea,
identifying your target customers and your “unique
selling proposition”, consider start-up costs, sales,
expensesand financing options. Learn how to register
your business, apply for tax numbers, ways to pitch
your idea, develop a business plan plus more. By the
end of this workshop you will be well-informed about
the tools and resources available to you and the
“Next Steps” involved in launching a successful
business.

TO REGISTER, go to: www.vtsbdc.org
CONTACT: Vicki Blanchard at dblanchard@vtsbdc.org
or call 802-728-9101
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FRANKLIN-GRAND ISLE WORKFORCE
INVESTMENT BOARD (FGIWIB)
                and 
VERMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (VTC)

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE ELECTRICAL
MECHANICAL T
ECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE
                  PROGRAM


WIB TRAINING CENTER -SWANTON, VT

        Tuesday & Thursday Nights

          Starting March 21, 2017

4 COURSES WITH AREAS OF FOCUS:
Industrial Electronics      March 21st - May 9th   5-8 PM
Digital Circuits                 May 11th - June 29th   5-8 PM
Programmable Logic Controllers August 22nd -
                                                      September 21st  5-8 PM
Electrical Safety Codes  September 26th - October 10th
                                                                                  5-8 PM

This certificate offers comprehensive preparation for careers in
the maintenance of electrical and manufacturing systems.
The program provides the necessary theory while emphasizing
hands-on equipment operation of critical electrical power
systems. Electrical and the associated electronic, hydraulic,
and pneumatic equipment and applications are covered.
Graduates are typically employed as Plant Maintenance
Technicians, Power Plant Operatoror Maintenance
Technicians and Plant Electricians. 

9 College Credits can be applied towards the following degree
programs:  At Vermont Tech A.S. in General Engineering
Technology (GET) which leads to Vermont Tech’s Bachelor’s
Degree in Business Technology & Management (ONLINE)
or the Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing or CCV’s A.S.
in STEM Studies
.

COST $3,000.00 with possible 50% paid through
Vermont Training Program 

Register online at http://events.vtc.edu/Register/EMT2017

CONTACTS:  Kathy Lavoie 802-782-1924   FGIWIB
                      kathy.lavoie2@myfairpoint.net 
       or            Maureen Hebert 802-879-2336 VTC
                      mhebert@vtc.edu

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FRANKLIN-GRAND ISLE WORKFORCE
INVESTMENT BOARD OFFERS

HEATING SYSTEMS SERVICE and REPAIR TRAINING

Begins March 8, 2017 - Wednesdaya 5:00 - 8:00 PM
                                         30 hours (10 sessions)

Cost $550 + $50 materials fee, includes multimeter

Instructor:  Chandler Ede

Location: WIB Training Center in Swanton

Contact: FGIWIB, Kathy Lavoie, 802-782-1924
or Kathy.Lovoie2@myfairpoint.net  

 

Learn how to read and use various diagnostic tools in the
heating and ventilating fields, how heating systems and 
 their controls operate, how to read and understand 
heating system electrical wiring diagrams, and be able 
to troubleshoot various residential heating systems.

Topics by Session:

1. Safety- Personal Protective Equipment (eye & hand 
protection), electrical safety (high / low voltage, 
lock out/tag out, fuel safety oil/gas), fire safety, venting

2. Principles of Combustion – Fuel, oxygen, ignition, 
By-products of combustion- carbon dioxide, 
carbon monoxide, water vapor

Types of Equipment and Fuels- Oil / gas furnace 
system components, Oil / gas boiler system components, 
water heaters, thermostats, pilots, electronic ignition

3. Basic Heating System Design-Hydronic and hot air 
systems- How/why they work

4. Sequence of Operation- A to Z of Heating system 
operation

5. Wiring Diagrams- Read/understand heating system 
electrical wiring diagrams,

6. Diagnostic Tools – Basic tool pouch-hand tools, 
specialized tools, multimeter diagnostic usage, and 
hands-on tool use lab

7. Control Systems- Introduction to control systems 
and how they are used

8. Control Systems – Hands-on control system lab

9. Introduction to Troubleshooting – Logical steps, 
deductive reasoning

10. Troubleshooting - Testing circuits and systems

11. Troubleshooting - Hands-on troubleshooting lab

12 .Repair- Getting your hands dirty- Hands-on 
firing a system lab

13. Repair - System upgrades, replacement