Colchester, VT: DealerPolicy, an Insurtech company, and Vermont HITEC, a not-for-profit education center, are accepting applications for a no-cost accelerated Insurance Associate training program leading to guaranteed full time jobs with DealerPolicy upon successful completion. Up to 15 selected participants will attend an 8-week program starting January 9, 2018 with employment beginning March 6, 2018. All participants completing the program will be offered full time positions as Digital Client Advisors, enrolled in a Registered Apprenticeship, and earn a starting wage of $15.00 per hour. Performance-based wage increases bring earnings to $16.00 per hour after 6 months, and $17.00 per hour plus commission after one year. Once fully up to speed, commission is uncapped and equates on average to an additional $8 to $10 per hour. This session is the second offered by DealerPolicy and Vermont HITEC this year, with continued growth anticipated in 2018.
No prior industry knowledge or experience is needed to apply, but candidates are required to have a High School diploma or GED. The program will select and enroll up to fifteen Vermonters as Digital Client Advisors. Digital Client Advisors are valued members of the team at DealerPolicy, communicating with customers through technology to evaluate insurance needs and advise on coverage options. Digital Client Advisors are required to pass the Producer’s Property and Casualty Insurance Exam, and be licensed with the state of Vermont as an Insurance Producer. Preparation and associated exam and licensing fees are included in the 8-week training.
Vermont HITEC has partnered with businesses to employ more than 1,400 individuals in the healthcare, information technology and advanced manufacturing fields. Vermont HITEC's technical and professional training closes the skills gap between motivated workers and the organizations that seek them. The program is funded in part by the US Department of Labor, the Vermont Department of Labor, and the Vermont Department of Economic Development.
"This apprenticeship program is a great opportunity for unemployed and underemployed Vermonters to gain a marketable skill set and a higher wage job,” said Vermont Department of Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle. “The training, at no cost to participants who need jobs, will open up great career opportunities in the business services field and a better future."
“We are thrilled to be offering a second program this year” said DealerPolicy CEO Travis Fitzgerald. “Companies forecasting similar growth goals often must look outside the region; this program partnership is the key to ensuring our business thrives right here at home in Vermont.”
The deadline for program applications is December 3, 2017. To apply, complete the online application by clicking the Apply Now button at the top of this page. For more information or assistance, contact: Rebecca Carter, ITAR Project Leader & Mentor, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone: 802-872-0660.
DealerPolicy is a revolutionary new player in the rapidly-growing Insurtech space. By providing breakthrough technology at the point of sale inside auto dealerships, DealerPolicy injects some much needed speed, transparency, and choice into the car buying experience. Similar to what Kayak and Orbitz did for the travel industry, DealerPolicy provides car buying customers lightning fast auto and home quotes that often lead to a savings opportunity and the ability to afford a newer, nicer vehicle. Much of the value that DealerPolicy provides to their customers is derived from their unwavering commitment to deliver the best possible experience however and whenever they desire. Buying a car on Saturday and want to receive some sound advice from a knowledgeable insurance professional? How about a face-to-face video chat on their super-cool tablet kiosks!
By providing superior customer service, competitive pricing, and a significant value-added service, they are experiencing significant growth and demand for their product over the next five years. They anticipate the need to fill 600 new positions over that time period.
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