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Workforce Resources Spring Tour Hits the Road with Tools to Help Companies Grow

Representatives of two workforce initiatives are hitting the road this spring to connect employers across the state with resources to help retain and attract the talent they need to grow their businesses.


The Sector Partnerships Initiative and ApprenticeshipNH are driving the Connecting Workforce Resources Spring Tour, with stops at Keene State College, April 26; White Mountain Community College in Berlin, May 1; Plymouth State College, May 10 and Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth in early June.


Focusing on five core industries – construction, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and technology – employers in these will learn about programs and training available to them. At each stop, representatives from the Sector Partnerships Initiative, ApprenticeshipNH, the Office of Workforce Opportunity, Work Ready, college business training centers at each community college, and the Department of Employment Security.

“The Connecting Workforce Resources Spring Tour is a great opportunity for businesses to learn about a range of resources available to them in New Hampshire,” said Phil Przybyszewski, workforce solutions project director for the Sector Partnerships Initiative. “We have created this tour to bring a complete menu of resources into five communities for company representatives to learn and see what might align best with their workforce development plans.”

Each event during the tour offers speed networking, when company representatives can get an overview of the workforce resource programs available. Attendees can then meet with program representatives for further information.

“With New Hampshire’s low unemployment rate and a number of open positions in high growth industries, it can be difficult for businesses to attract and retain talent,” said Anne Banks, workforce development administrator for the Community College System of New Hampshire and ApprenticeshipNH.

For more information, contact kathleen@cooksonstrategies.com or call 603.782.8192.

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The Sector Partnerships Initiative is a new industry-driven state-wide effort to help New Hampshire businesses in targeted industries address workforce needs. Focusing on five core industries – construction, health care, hospitality, manufacturing and technology – SPI assists companies in finding funding and training resources that provide employees with improved skills and career advancement opportunities. SPI also helps companies create a network to convene and collaborate with other companies on a regular basis to identify shared hiring, training and retention needs.

The ApprenticeshipNH program, housed at the Community College System of New Hampshire, is a unique effort that prepares workers as Registered Apprentices to better compete in the modern workforce. Focusing on the advanced manufacturing; healthcare, and information technology sectors, the ApprenticeshipNH program provides workers with invaluable opportunities to pursue highly-skilled, high-paying jobs, and opportunities for employers seeking to build a qualified workforce in NH. The program is funded through a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

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