First Advanced Manufacturing ApprenticeshipUSA-NH Launch to Offer Insight into New, Statewide Program

First Advanced Manufacturing ApprenticeshipUSA-NH Launch to Offer Insight into New, Statewide Program

October 16, 2017

First Advanced Manufacturing ApprenticeshipUSA-NH Launch to Offer Insight into New, Statewide Program

November 1 Event at Teleflex Medical to Celebrate New Registered Apprenticeships

Jaffrey and Claremont, NH – Teleflex Medical will be hosting an event on Wednesday, November 1 to recognize and celebrate the development of their first Registered Apprenticeship program. The program is run by the New Hampshire Office of Apprenticeship through the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). The event will be held at 2:00 pm at Teleflex Medical, 50 Plantation Drive in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

“We are proud to host the first official kick-off event for the new ApprenticeshipUSA Program. Through our partnership with River Valley Community College, we are working to strengthen our workforce and give our employees more professional opportunities by empowering them to improve their skills,” said Jennifer Robichaud, Human Resources Manager at Teleflex. “We take pride in our employees and in enabling them to build their manufacturing knowledge and competencies. The ApprenticeshipUSA Program is designed to benefit both employers and employees, and we are already seeing that dual benefit.”

The new ApprenticeshipUSA-NH Program is funded through a federal grant and seeks to boost the state’s workforce in the sectors of advanced manufacturing, healthcare and information technology. Run through a partnership between the community colleges and local businesses, the program seeks to expand Registered Apprenticeship opportunities across the state. The end result is employees with enhanced skill sets who are job ready.

The event at Teleflex is the first to celebrate the launch of the new program in the state and will celebrate 15 incumbent employees who have been participating in the program since it began on October 9. The employees are working as machine operators and technicians and their time in the program is fully paid.  Additionally, they will receive periodic wage increases over the course of the program. The classroom instruction portion of the program for Teleflex apprentices is being offered onsite through River Valley Community College in Claremont.

Attendees at the event will include members of the ApprenticeshipUSA-NH grant team, Ross Gittell, Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, as well as representatives from Teleflex Medical.

To learn more about the ApprenticeshipUSA-NH Program, visit earnlearnnh.org, or contact Emily Zeien at apprenticeshipusanh@ccsnh.edu.

About ApprenticeshipUSA-NH

The ApprenticeshipUSA-NH Program 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 ApprenticeshipUSA-NH 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. Housed at the Community College System of New Hampshire, 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 degree 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 colleges 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.

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