The Community College of Vermont has debuted a new pathway to a well-paying career in a high-demand industry as they break into accounting and bookkeeping with their new Registered bookkeeper apprenticeship program. The program follows the ear-while-you-learn model that combines both on-the-job-training with classroom instruction in four different college-level courses. With the median wage of bookkeepers reaching over $44,000, and more than 600 projected openings in Vermont every year the opportunity for growth throughout the industry for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in Vermont is tremendous.
“We developed the certified public bookkeeper apprenticeship in partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor to help Vermont workers who are looking for new career opportunities in high-growth occupations, and also to help Vermont companies create new pathways to employment and increase their talent pool.”
Michael Keogh, Director of Business Engagement at CCV
Participants who complete the program also have the opportunity to earn four industry certifications from the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) as well as earn their license as certified public bookkeepers (CPB). In addition to bookkeeping the program will also offer skills and training for positions in payroll, accounting, and auditing, providing skill development across the fields of accounting and finance.
CCV is Vermont’s second-largest college, serving nearly 10,000 students each year. With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access our degree and certificate programs. In addition to the registered public bookkeeping apprenticeship, CCV offers registered apprenticeships in medical assisting, manufacturing production technician, and pharmacy technician with all CCV apprenticeship programs being developed in partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor.
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