The Vermont Agency of Education has officially recognized certificates issued by Project RoadSafe, a driver safety program sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of Vermont, as Industry Recognized Credentials (IRC). The recognition gives new status to the Alive @ 25 driver safety awareness program produced by the National Safety Council and presented to students at Technical Career Centers in Vermont by certified instructors from AGC/VT.
AGC/VT has been instructing the Alive @ 25 course in several Technical Career Centers in Vermont over the past four years. The program targets Juniors and Seniors in Technical Career Centers who already have their license or the driver’s permit because many students have chosen careers that will require them to drive for work. The AOE decision means that students who successfully complete the course will have their certificate of completion acknowledged by the Agency as an Industry Recognized Credential, which is verification of the student’s qualification or competence.
The objective of the Alive @ 25 program is to help young drivers understand behaviors and responsibilities associated with driving vehicles for work. The four-hour program is designed and structured to help students make safe, responsible, and respectful choices when operating a motor vehicle.
Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth (and adults) for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers often requiring employees to drive for work.
All Technical Career Center students in Vermont who are enrolled in the following programs are eligible for the IRC recognition: Automotive Technology; Diesel/Truck Mechanic; Carpentry; Diversified Agriculture; Forestry & Natural Resources; and Law Enforcement.
A newly restructured Alive @ 25 course will be available after January 1. Contact for the Alive @25 course is Norman James at Associated General Contractors of Vermont: firstname.lastname@example.org. or 802-223-2374.
Project RoadSafe is funded by a grant from the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program.