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VTC to get $3.4M training grant

MONTPELIER — The Randolph-based Vermont Technical College is getting a $3.4 million federal grant for training programs for state industries that support agriculture, food production, waste disposal and energy production.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant will support the Applied Agriculture and Food Systems Institute at Vermont Tech.
The grant is through the Department of Labor.
Vermont Tech President Phil Conroy says the grant will allow the school to improve upon the its degree and college-level certificates and help meet trade employment needs throughout the state.
The Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems focuses on food processing and production and dairy farm management, with an emphasis on soil conservation and an innovative approach to energy production.

Alaska’s “Fiddling Poet” coming to Randolph

RANDOLPH — Ken Waldman travels as “Alaska’s Fiddling Poet” and he brings both art forms to the Esther Mesh Room of Chandler’s Upper Gallery at 7:30 p.m. May 11. Vermont musician Colin McCaffrey joins him. A cash bar will be available. The arts in Alaska take a back seat to environmental issues and the political scene, but the state has developed an interesting musical and literary culture. Waldman proudly wears his statehood on his sleeve. “Alaska’s Fiddling Poet” combines two very different art forms into one highly regarded act that weaves together old-time music with timeless storytelling.

Tickets are $16, $13 in advance; call 728-6464.