Hannaford Career Center
Vision and Mission
In the fall of 2019, a team of board members, staff and community members was convened to draft new vision and mission statements, in order to ensure that the Career Center of the Patricia A. Hannaford Regional Technical School District (PAHRTSD) continues to meet the needs of students now and in the future. The new vision and mission reflect the voices of students, staff and community members. We are pleased to be able to share the final outcome with our communities.
We envision a career and technical center that empowers students to be inquisitive, caring and open-minded citizens of local, national and global communities, who engage as lifelong learners and understand and accept different viewpoints and perspectives.
We provide students with rigorous, hands-on and classroom instruction, robust community partnerships, and project-based learning opportunities that empower and inspire them to build strong work habits, relevant, innovative technical skills, and a sense of personal responsibility as local, national and global citizens while ensuring equity for all participants.
To learn more about the process, check out our Vision & Mission Development Summary.
CHART A COURSE FOR THE FUTURE
Explore a world of opportunity in an experiential, dynamic setting; choose a pathway that excites your passions and develops your skills; work with emerging technologies and solve real world problems. Whether you are venturing into new territory, or honing your skills, the Career Center will help you plot your course.
Founded in 1971, the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center offers programming for both high school and adult students of Addison County in Vermont. The majority of our high school students come from Middlebury, Mount Abraham, and Vergennes. We also enroll students from private schools and high schools in the greater region (Otter Valley, Rochester), as well as home-schooled students. Our adult programming offers personal and career enrichment with flexible evening and weekend hours.
YOUR HANDS, YOUR MIND, OUR CENTER
Through a diversity of programs and two campus locations, Career Center students work alongside former industry professionals with local and international experience.
FIND YOUR TALENTS. DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS.
Our students can earn free college credits through dual enrollment, genuinely experience on-the-job training through cooperative education, and promote their work and abilities through award winning portfolios and professional competitions.
CAREER OR COLLEGE BOUND? WE CAN GET YOU THERE.
Advisory councils comprised of industry leaders current in their profession endorse program curriculum. The Career Center offers unique opportunities for both college- and career- bound students.