Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning is a partnership between the Stafford Technical Center and community employers which allows students to participate in related career awareness and work experience programs.

A training plan is developed between the cooperating employer and the Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Darlene Miglorie, ([email protected]) which enables students to expand their occupational skills under the employer’s guidance and gain an understanding of the employer’s expectations. Students acquire job-related experience while receiving high school credit. Additionally, Stafford provides job placement services and refers students to other appropriate agencies that offer comparable support.

Darlene Miglorie has been at Stafford Technical Center since the fall of 2005. She earned a B.S. in Business Education at Castleton University. She has a wide variety of experiences in business and education including the roles of financial analyst for General Electric, business teacher at MRUHS, computer science teacher at RHS and now Work-Based Learning coordinator. In addition, Darlene is married with three children and is an active member of the Rutland City community.

Student smiles at camera
Chris is a second-year student in the Public Safety & Criminal Justice program and also a senior from Mill River Union High School. Chris enjoys his internship and is learning public safety skills.



Emma sits in a cosy chair surrounded by toys
Emma is in the Human Services program and a senior at Rutland High School. She is learning to work with babies at other work-based learning. Great job Emma!



Jarrod stands in a raceway filled with water
Jarrod is a second year student in Natural Resources/Forestry and also a senior at Otter Valley. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Fish Hatchery is happy to work with Jarrod as he is punctual and professional every day and works hard at every project they are working on. Jarrod wants to pursue this field in college next year.



Olivia smiles at the camera while standing outside a brick building
Olivia is second year student in the Human Services program and a senior at Rutland High School. She has done a super job at her work-based learning at Christ the King School. The teacher and the students love having Olivia working with them and say that she is kind and helpful. Great job Olivia!