Vermont Interactive Technologies Closing
After more than 27 years of serving Vermont organizations and citizens, Vermont Interactive Technologies, commonly called VIT, is scheduled to close the doors to its 20 distance learning classrooms on Friday, December 18, 2015.
The VIT Team would like to extend a thank you to all of you who supported the organization through the years. Special thanks to our clients, host institutions, and Coordinating Council members for their unwavering support. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you! You made our work both rewarding and fun.
A thank you to the VIT Team, a group that prefers to be behind the camera, rather than in front of it, is also in order. This team of 50 full-time and part-time staff, most of whom have been with VIT for at least 10 years, has consistently delivered a high quality product and high level customer service and has routinely gone "above and beyond" to support clients and students.
VIT pioneered videoconferencing and distance learning in Vermont. Through the years VIT helped hundreds of organizations and thousands of Vermonters deliver and receive education and business opportunities. VIT brought opportunities to Vermonters where, how and when they wanted. VIT made connections between 35+ states and 10+ countries; saw thousands of nurses, respiratory therapists, librarians, electricians and plumbers through to graduation; was honored with 2 prestigious national distance learning awards; and kept more than 5 million pounds of greenhouse gasses out of the Vermont atmosphere by reducing car travel.
With heavy hearts and much pride, we will power down knowing that VIT had an undeniable, positive impact on Vermonters; the state of Vermont saw a significant return on its investment; and the VIT team, clients and Coordinating Council did valuable work. Best wishes to you all.
With much appreciation,
The VIT Team
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From a large videoconference to a one-on-one meeting – and everything in between – VIT is the standard for secure, high quality connections. But unlike web-based videoconferencing services, VIT offers state-of-the-art technology for the highest quality connections available. We’re able to connect dozens of sites simultaneously, arrange them on monitor screens in ways that help maximize productivity, and provide the live technical support needed to maintain your connections. Around the state, around the country and around the world, VIT is the next best thing to being there in person. Learn more.
VIT Saves Time and Money
Vermont's educational institutions, government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations save time and money using VIT over in-person meetings.
...my team has found that using VIT can save the State of Vermont thousands of dollars in discovery costs, not to mention the real savings in terms of time and resources spent traveling to distant locations.
Caroline Earle, Chief, Civil Division, Office of the Attorney General
There's a VIT Location Near You
On average, each VIT visit saves over 150 miles of driving.
In an average year, that savings adds up to:
- over 4.8 million miles not driven
- over 90,000 hours available for other activities
- 190 tons of air pollution avoided
- 2,500 tons of greenhouse gases not emitted
- over $4.3 million saved