Our Mission

We help students make opportunities happen.

Every student deserves a chance to forge their own route to a bright future – no matter where they’re from, or what resources are available to them. For 26 years, we’ve worked side-by-side with schools, colleges and businesses to help students find their own brilliant pathways by becoming college and career ready.


“This grant will create a cohort of the students who will lift each other up as well bring an educated workforce and jobs to the region,” said CFES President and CEO Rick Dalton.

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National Conference

Students, teachers and business leaders focused on “Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce Today” at the recent CFES Brilliant Pathways conference in Burlington, VT.

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NPR Interview

CFES President Rick Dalton discussed “Cultivating Diversity on Vermont’s College Campuses” on NPR with UVM’s Jaydeen Santos.

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