focus areas

vermont technology council

advanced manufacturing

The Vermont Technology Council is committed to supporting the ongoing modernization of the manufacturing sector in Vermont.

In 1996, the Vermont Technology Council and Vermont Technical College established the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center to provide support and services to help Vermont’s manufacturers solve problems, increase productivity, modernize processes, and improve their competitiveness.

Since its inception, VMEC has served over 800 manufacturers throughout Vermont, and has leveraged millions of dollars of federal, state, and private funds from fees-for-service.  

The Vermont Technology Council has recently outlined a number of priorities to maximize efficiencies and expand opportunities for Vermont manufacturers.

Among these priorities:

Encourage, support, and grow the skillful adoption and successful implementation of continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean Manufacturing.

Provide the training and education programs necessary to ensure a sufficient supply of highly skilled workers prepared to meet the changing needs of Vermont’s manufacturers.

Encourage and promote training, knowledge sharing, and technical assistance to grow global export opportunities.