May 2012

For Immediate Release - May 15, 2012
Contact: Shannon Reid, 271-2795
sreid@ccsnh.edu

River Valley Community College (RVCC), in Claremont, NH is working with Dartmouth College to develop job training programs in cybersecurity aimed at the health care industry.  

Electronic health records (EHRs) promise streamlined record keeping, health care cost containment, and quality and continuity of medical treatment as a patient moves from one provider setting to another. But public concerns over privacy and security are creating the need for new technicians with specialized expertise.

The Community College System of New Hampshire is helping job-seekers improve their skills and making it easier for employers to find qualified applicants through an initiative called WorkReadyNH.

More than 2,300 students will be awarded credentials at graduation events across New Hampshire’s seven community colleges this month.  From nurses to software developers, hospitality managers to automotive technicians, students across the state and ranging in age from 18-67 have acquired the skills to advance economically and help their communities and local businesses thrive.  

Richard Horan, MCC Class of 1975, Owner, Precision Imports

Manchester native Richard Horan graduated from MCC (then NH Vocational Technical Institute) in 1975 with an Associate Degree in Automotive Technologies.  After a short time at Keene State College, he worked in the automotive field for five years before fulfilling his dream of opening his own business.  Now, 32 years later, Precision Imports employs a staff of professionals in a new state-of-the-art facility in Manchester, servicing brands that include Porsche, Audi, BMW, and Volkswagen.