Program training chairlift technicians celebrates 20 years

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 7:47 AM EST
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - A Vermont program to help educate people in ski lift maintenance is celebrating 20 years.

The Tramway Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program is a three-year program created in 2003 and includes over 75 hours of classroom instruction and 6,000 hours of on-the-job work. The course covers general operations, maintenance, and safety procedures.

The program is a collaborative effort between the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont State Apprenticeship Training Council, and the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

This year, 37 people finished the program.