Live Work

Community Engagement, Non-profit Volunteer Work &
Project Based learning

A cornerstone of the Communication Technologies program is the commitment to providing students to engage in real and practical activities which support their understanding of industry practices and support community connections.

The program lab is set up to do production work that routinely goes out into the community. Through an in class micro-business, students provide a variety of services including graphic and visual design, wide format printing & display graphics, document production, textile printing and dye sublimation output. Projects are selected on the basis of their ability to provide opportunity for students to apply in a meaningful way the concepts and skills being developed through the curriculum. These include opportunities to participate in project planning & management, client contact & customer relations, design and proof approvals, material selection and ordering, and client billing. These are in addition to carrying design work from concept to production and delivery.

Services are provided to non-profit groups and target projects that might not be viable within the commercial economy. Our goal is to provide services in ways that will not interfere with local businesses. Charging for materials supports maintaining and rotating an inventory of supplies which might not be available through a classroom budget.

Partial List of Communication Technologies Clients/Partners 2013-2014

  • Alliance for Community Transformations

  • American Lung Association

  • Arlington HS

  • Benn. Chamber of Commerce

  • Bennington Co. Sherif’s Dep’t

  • Bennington Motor Club

  • Bennington Police Dep’t

  • Bennington Rotary Club

  • Better Bennington Corp.

  • Brittonkill Central SD

    • Music Department.

    • Theater

    • PawPrint Literary Journal

  • Catamount Rotary Club

  • Cell Phones for Soldiers

  • Digital Wish Foundation

  • Historic Park McCullough

  • Hour for Our Community Time Exchange

  • March of Dimes

  • Mount Anthony Union H.S.

    • Athletics

    • Interact Club

    • Sophomore Career Summit

  • New England School Music Association

  • Project Against Violent Encounters

  • Rosie’s Girls

  • Southern Vermont College

  • Sunrise Family Center

  • The Green Mountain Cadets

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