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  • ApprenticeshipNH begins Community College Tour Feb. 23 at Great Bay Community College

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    February 21, 2018
    Event offers opportunity for businesses to learn about the ApprenticeshipNH Program and how the program benefits partner companies and the community
    When: Friday, February 23 from 8:30 to 10 am
    What: The ApprenticeshipNH Program is making its first stop on its Community College Tour on Friday, February 23 at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth. The event will offer insights from companies currently partnering with ApprenticeshipNH about how the Program benefits their employees and the community. ApprenticeshipNH provides workers with invaluable opportunities to pursue higher-skilled, better-paying jobs, and opportunities for employers to enhance the skill-sets of their current and future employees.
    Where: Great Bay Community College, Room 122 – 123, 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth
    More details: The February 23 event will feature a panel discussion with representatives from companies partnering with ApprenticeshipNH, as well as staff from the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Ross Gittell, chancellor of CCSNH, Dwight Davis, president of Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast, and Sean Hoeing, organizational development specialist for Safran Aerospace Composites. There will also be networking opportunities. Information will be available to companies interested in partnering with ApprenticeshipNH.
    To learn more about the ApprenticeshipNH Program, visit earnlearnnh.org, or contact Emily Zeien atapprenticeshipusanh@ccsnh.edu. More information and registration for the February 23 event are available here.
    About ApprenticeshipNH
    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 higher-skilled, better-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.
    About CCSNH
    The Community College System of NH consists of seven colleges, offering associate degrees and certificate programs, professional training, transfer pathways to four-year degrees, and dual credit partnerships with NH high schools. The System’s colleges are Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth and Rochester; Lakes Region Community College in Laconia; Manchester Community College; Nashua Community College; NHTI – Concord’s Community College; River Valley Community College in Claremont, Lebanon and Keene; and White Mountains Community College in Berlin, Littleton and North Conway. The seven community college in the system are committed to working with businesses throughout the state to train and retain employees to develop a robust workforce across all sectors and embraces the “65 by 25 Initiative,” which calls for 65% of NH citizens to have some form of postsecondary education by 2025 to meet future workforce demands.
    Michael Fischer, Associate VP of Student Affairs
    (603) 427-7644