For Vermonters considering their education and career options, the state’s only free one-stop digital resource has advanced its ability to support them. MyFutureVT.org, launched in May 2021, has already helped tens of thousands of individuals to navigate their options in the state. Improvements made over the past year were based on both user feedback and in the interest of maximizing accessibility.
Education program compare tool, translations, and new data added
MyFutureVT is home to three unique interactive databases — each focused on education programs, career options, and resources throughout the state. The education and training programs database now features a compare tool — similar to those one might use when online shopping. Users can compare up to four programs offered in Vermont to gain a side-by-side view of cost, location, time commitment, credential type, and more. Over the past year, the number of credential-of-value-bearing education programs throughout the state published on site has doubled. Programs include those from public and private two and four-year colleges, career and technical education centers, and other organizations awarding industry-recognized credentials.
Similarly, Vermonters looking to explore different career pathways available in the state can now search through the top 500 options in the state on MyFutureVT, featuring special recognition of the state’s high-pay, in-demand occupations. With these additions, users can expect to explore a robust variety of available jobs, including wage and 10-year projection data, which will support them in making informed decisions about their career path.
As MyFutureVT’s goal is to empower all Vermonters to find the information needed to take their next step, the site can now be viewed in eight of the top languages spoken in the state: Vietnamese, Arabic, Swahili, Spanish, French, Nepali, Somali, and English.
More content to support Vermonters
While many individuals have others in their lives to help them navigate their options, some may find themselves exploring solo. MyFutureVT now features step-by-step guides to getting started on a career or education journey — designed to take users through manageable, simple steps.
Additionally, a blog has been added to the site which is aimed at providing supportive resources for both individuals, and those in a career or education navigation support role. Users can find stories that showcase Vermont stories, as well as general job or education search advice.
“At Advance Vermont, we are happy to provide and update an important resource like MyFutureVT,” says Marilyn Tagliavia, director of communications and MyFutureVT. “There are many decision points and obstacles that folks face when navigating their next step. With these site improvements, we hope to help ease that burden and provide the tools and information that Vermonters need in order to make the best decisions for themselves.”