Mission

Careers CLiC guides K-12 students through the Continuum of Career Development by connecting schools and employers in our communities. Our programs build career awareness for elementary students, provide career exploration activities for middle school students and offer career preparation opportunities for high school students.

Since 1998, these services have connected nearly 18,000 students and over 600 educators from 160 schools with over 1,200 employers across Vermont and New Hampshire.

History

In 1996 with Federal seed money through the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, The Upper Valley Partnership (UVP) was formed. Through traditional and innovative programs, the UVP linked classrooms with the community in Hanover, Lebanon and Mascoma School Districts. With the Federal grant set to expire in March 1999, communities in the Upper Valley recognized the value of fostering relationships between local schools and employers and sought ways to continue the valuable work that had begun.

In 1998, a team of dedicated community members representing all stakeholder groups from both Vermont and New Hampshire incorporated the Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership (UVBEP). The Partnership achieved the nonprofit 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status and continued to operate with the generous support of school districts, employers, community organizations and individual community members.

In 2017, UVBEP rebranded as Careers CLiC.