In addition to being a partner in the Workforce Accelerator 2025, NHCF invests time and resources through NH Tomorrow and the Smarter Pathways initiative, which brings state leaders together to prepare New Hampshire students for 21st Century jobs. Contact: Katie Merrow, email@example.com.
An early adopter of the 65 x 25 goal and a leader in the effort statewide, CCSNH consists of seven independent colleges throughout the state. The System's diverse programming is designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce, or help lay the groundwork for successful transition into a 4-year degree program. Contact: Beth Doiron, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University System is comprised of UNH Durham, UNH School of Law, UNH Manchester, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, and Granite State College. Though each school has a slightly different emphasis, they have a shared mission to serve the higher educational needs of New Hampshire students, employers and an ongoing commitment to excellence. Contact: Amy Schwartz, email@example.com.
NHCUC is a non-profit consortium of public and private institutions of higher education throughout New Hampshire. The council also supports the NH Scholars Initiative, a program which encourages high school students to take a more rigorous course of study to better prepare them for college and career. Contact: Mike Vlacich, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ApprenticeshipNH combines paid on-the-job learning with related classroom instruction that increases an apprentice’s skill level and wages. Through the Community College System of NH, ApprenticeshipNH develops the related instruction portion of a training program while you provide a site for experiential learning opportunities. Learn more at apprenticeshipnh.org. Contact Emily Melhorn Zeien, email@example.com.
Fidelity Investments is a steering committee member of the Workforce Accelerator 2025. Through its own workforce development initiatives and in partnership with other stakeholders, Fidelity aims to increase the skills of its employees and those who seek to build their careers in New Hampshire. Contact: Joe Murray, Joseph.Murray@fmr.com.
The NH Job Training Fund has distributed over 500 grants offering training to more than 25,000 workers since late 2007. The fund is accessible to any employer who contributes to the NH Unemployment Trust Fund, and is a 50/50 match between the State and the employer. It is a wonderful example of a truly successful public-private partnership. Contact: Michael Power, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WorkReadyNH is a tuition-free workforce development program tailored to meet the needs of job seekers and career builders. The program provides training in specific skills employers are seeking from their current and future employees, including communication skills, team building, problem solving, customer service, and much more. Contact: Beth Doiron, email@example.com.
The Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI) is an industry-driven statewide initiative to help businesses in targeted industries address their workforce needs, while also helping workers prepare for and advance in careers in these critical sectors. Currently identified sectors include manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, and information technology. Contact: Phil Przybyszewski, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of NH EPSCoR is to advance New Hampshire's competitiveness in science and engineering by strategically investing in research infrastructure, promoting education in the STEM disciplines, and fostering partnerships with technology-based businesses that enhance job creation and economic development. Contact: Justine Stadler, Justine.Stadler@unh.edu.
Jacqui Guillette, Capstone Consulting LLC, is a facilitator of partnerships between advanced manufacturing and education. Jacqui brings these sectors together to collaborate on developing an advanced manufacturing workforce pipeline filled with young people who want careers here in New Hampshire. Contact Jacqui Guillette, email@example.com.
Interested in finding out more about innovative ways in which schools are partnering with businesses in their communities? Karen Thompson, Extended Learning Opportunities and Career Counselor in the Hinsdale, NH School District, is happy to share her expertise! Contact Karen Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Workforce Accelerator 2025, or for help connecting with any of the organizations or programs listed below, please contact Sara Colson at 603.224.5388 x116 or scolson@BIAofNH.com