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WorkReadyNH in the News!

NH Business with Fred Kocher

If you are looking for a job, a new career path, or just looking to sharpen your communication skills, WorkReadyNH is the place for you.

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard partnered with WorkReadyNH as part of a “Whole Person Development Initiative” to help employees grow their careers.

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WorkReadyNH is a practical, tuition-free program designed to meet the needs of job seekers and career builders by providing training in specific skills that employers are looking for in their current and future employees.

How it Works:

Online Classroom

Participate in a blend of online group and independent work where you will learn powerful soft skills that include:

  • Building a Personal Profile
  • Showcasing Your Skills
  • Knowing what Employers Expect
  • Communication Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Customer Service
  • Business Ethics
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Harassment and Diversity
  • Creating Your Personal Brand

Online Independent Work 

Improve essential workplace skills through online self-paced tutorials that include:

  • Reading Workplace Documents
  • Applied Math
  • Graphs and Charts


As part of the program you will be assessed on your ability to use soft skills and essential workplace skills to earn a WorkReadyNH Certificate and a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC®). 

What you’ll do:

  • Understand how to better use your personal strengths
  • Improve problem solving
  • Engage in teamwork activities
  • Work effectively and efficiently
  • Develop and refine professional skills
  • Practice goal setting and time management
  • Sharpen essential workplace skills
  • Learn tips to create a more powerful resume
  • Boost interview skills

Graduates earn two highly recognized credentials & a digital badge:

1WorkReadyNH Certificate

This credential from the Community College System of NH signals to employers that the graduate has gained the soft skills employers want most.

2National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Issued by ACT, the NCRC is a portable, evidenced-based credential that measures essential workplace skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success. The certificate levels are tied to an extensive database of careers.

NCRC Levels of Achievement

3. WorkReadyNH Digital Badge

To learn more about the WorkReadyNH Badge please click here.

Who WorkReadyNH graduates are:

WorkReadyNH graduates come from all walks of life and are committed to their professional growth. Their most frequent comments are that they wish that the program was longer and that the #1 thing they gained from WorkReadyNH was CONFIDENCE!

  • Age – 16 – 80+ years old
  • Education – No high school diploma to Master’s and Ph.D.
  • Work Experience – No experience to 50+ years of experience from all job sectors
  • Employment status – unemployed, underemployed, fully employed

Benefits to Job Seekers

  • Improve the skills employers want most
  • Update your resume and interview skills
  • Earn 2 certificates

Then let employers know you have the skills they want and need!

Benefits to Employers

WorkReadyNH was developed after discussions with New Hampshire employers LIKE YOU who want to strengthen their workforce.  Companies want employees who can:

  • Read and apply
    workplace information
  • Analyze information to determine correct actions
  • Work together with co-workers to get the job done
  • Are effective and efficient in their jobs

Contact Us

This tuition-FREE program is available only to NH residents.


Connect With Us

Click on the Facebook and LinkedIn icons below to connect with WorkReadyNH and see what goes on in the class.

Mission Statement

The mission of WorkReadyNH is to strengthen NH’s workforce through the dynamic delivery of high quality training and certification in essential workplace skills to benefit participants, employers, and the greater NH community.

In partnership with:

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