RUTLAND — The Rutland Region Workforce Investment Board (RRWIB) and its partner, Vermont Adult Learning, has named Pierre Cotton Program Coordinator for Three Steps Forward for Young Men. The program, funded by The Bowse Health Trust, will provide local young men additional support to graduate with a high school diploma and with a clearly articulated plan for meaningful employment with advancement opportunities leading to financial security and healthy lives.
“In Rutland County, employers report well-paying job openings across multiple industry sectors. Employers need skilled help. Three Steps Forward is designed to close the skills gap so our young men will be employed,” says Lynn Bondurant, RRWIB Executive Director.
Pierre Cotton is a 2001 graduate of Norwich University and has Masters in Education. Most recently he served as the Director for Youth and Restorative Justice Programs in Addison County. He has also taught in the Burlington School District and coached at Rutland County high schools. Pierre Cotton states, “I am pleased to be named Three Steps Program Coordinator and excited to be in a position to give young men direction, share my experience, build their experience and guide them to become active, contributing members of our community.”