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The Value, Role of Older Workers in Strengthening the Workforce, Economy

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

May 4 Forum on the Future Breakfast

Having a strong and talented workforce is vital in keeping the state’s economy robust and healthy. With its low rate of unemployment, New Hampshire is committed to making sure businesses and manufacturers have the employees they need to grow.

This was the topic of the May 4 Forum on the Future Breakfast, during which a panel discussed the role of older workers, with their knowledge and experience, in being a resource for meeting the demand, organized by the New Hampshire College and University Council.

“Most beliefs about aging are outdated,” said Todd Fahey, state director for AARP, who moderated the discussion.

The age of 65 has long been synonymous with the age people retire; that’s not the case anymore, he said. People are living longer, healthier lives and most baby boomers want to work.

As they continue to work, it is possible for there to be synergy between generations, said Will Arvelo, director of the Division Of Economic Development. Much is lost if experienced, older workers depart their jobs, taking with them their valuable training.

“That is something really powerful,” he said, in terms of mentorship and knowledge transfer.

Other speakers included Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig; Manchester Community College President Susan Huard; Granite State College President Mark Rubenstein; Robert Segal, CEO, Automotive Supply Association and Sanel Auto Parts, and Deanna Strand, executive director, Dover Adult Learning Center.

An Invitation to Gov. Hassan’s Summit on Work-Based Learning

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Work-based learning in New Hampshire and how we can make it a dynamic and enriching experience for students on their way to college and a career is the focus of an upcoming conference. Business owners will especially be interested in attending Gov. Maggie Hassan’s Summit on Work-Based Learning coming up on June 6 at Manchester Community College.

New Hampshire has, over the past five years, seen great results as educators and employers align their needs and boost economic opportunities for students. With technological advances ever increasing in a global economy, today’s students need to be well-prepared with the knowledge and skills that will ensure companies, especially manufacturers, remain competitive.

The summit will continue the dialogue and include ways for businesses and organizations to become involved in work-based learning.

The conference is free and open to the public, however registration is required. It runs from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, with lunch provided at MCC.


Spiegel, Loyd

Joining a roster of employers, educators and students from New Hampshire will be Eric Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens USA, director of Liberty Mutual Holding Co., Inc., member of the President’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee, and a member of the Board of Overseers at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.

Amy Loyd, director of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, will also participate, bringing her experience working with educators, employers and government leaders on promoting work-based learning.

New Hampshire is one of six states participating in the National Governor Association’s Policy Academy on Work-Based Learning. This 18-month planning grant provides financial resources, content experts and national partners to build upon the state’s existing work-based learning programs and develop a plan to enhance and scale these programs in the state.