Community College System of NH Holds Apprenticeship Open House and Panel Discussion

Community College System of NH Holds Apprenticeship Open House and Panel Discussion

For Immediate Release
Nov. 15, 2016

Community College System of NH Holds Apprenticeship Open House and Panel Discussion

 

Concord, NH - The Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) will recognize National Apprenticeship Week in New Hampshire Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 4-7 PM at NHTI – Concord’s Community College, with an open house and information about registered apprenticeship opportunities with NH businesses, geared to help students develop career interests and make connections with potential future employers.

Many of the programs offered at NH’s community colleges have a work-based learning component, and the system was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the US Department of Labor to enhance registered apprenticeship offerings. 

CCSNH Chancellor Ross Gittell and NHTI President Susan Dunton will speak at the open house about the value of registered apprenticeships and other work-based learning opportunities. 

Event Program:

4-5 PM Open House and exhibits from participating employers.  Location:  NHTI Sweeney Hall rotunda (31 College Drive, Concord NH)

5-7 PM Remarks by CCSNH Chancellor Ross Gittell and NHTI President Susan Dunton and Panel Discussion moderated by Michael Power of the Office of Workforce Development, on best practices in registered apprenticeships.  Panelists include Chris Callahan of Exeter Health    Resources; Sarah Currier of Dartmouth Hitchcock; Daniel Levesque  of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; and Jonathan DaSilva of CVS Health.  Location:  NHTI Sweeney Hall Auditorium (31 College Drive, Concord NH)

For more information about the event, or registered apprenticeships, contact Charlotte Williams, Workforce Development Administrator, cpwilliams@ccsnh.edu

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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