Let’s Build New Hampshire!

Commercial and residential construction is trending upward in New Hampshire. However, many industry professionals are worried about an aging workforce and challenges finding new candidates with the right skills and training. To keep the trend moving in the right direction, experts say the construction industry will need new approaches to workforce training, like SPI, to fuel market growth.

Why Construction?

  • Great income potential
  • Equal opportunity
  • Work collaboratively
  • Career longevity
  • Community impact
  • Earn as you learn


Get Started with These Resources

ACE Mentor NH
Annette Carroll, Co-Vice Chair
newhampshire@acementor.org | 603. 518. 2179 | AceMentor.org

Emily Zeien, ApprenticeshipNH Grant Manager
apprenticeshipusanh@ccsnh.edu | 603.230.3526 | EarnLearnNH.org

Build Your Future

Community College and University System
CCSNH.edu | USNH.edu

Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO)
Donna Couture, Extended Learning Coordinator
dcouture@warriors.winnacunnet.org | 603.926.3395 x248

Christine Carr, Executive Director
ccarr@nhcta.org | NH-CTE.org

Allison Joseph, Executive Director
ajoseph@my-turn.org | 603.321.3416

NH Job Corps Center
Bill Bissonnette, Career Transition Specialist
bissonnette.william@jobcorps.org | 603.695.8885

SkillsUSA NH
Dennis Lucia
dlucia@methuenconstruction.com | 603.328.2222 | SkillsUSANH.org

Resources for Construction Employers

Meet the construction sector champions

With deep expertise in the construction industry, these individuals are committed to uniting workforce training resources. These construction business leaders support the construction sector advisor, who then help companies identify common challenges, exploring training options, and securing funding to offset the cost of customized workforce development training programs.

Alex Phelps

Vice President of Construction
Pike Industries
Alex Phelps Bio

Wayne Symonds

Executive Vice President
Methuen Construction Company
Wayne Symonds Bio


Expert matchmakers at your fingertips

Drawing from the $1 million available for existing and new workforce training programs, the NH SPI team will map your needs with state and federal funding and training resources to create a flexible, convenient, consistent, solution – all at no cost to your company. If you have identified needs that your current training process is unable to meet, or you need your existing team to learn a new skill, NH SPI can help.

The team of experienced construction industry analysts and workforce development professionals involved with NH SPI understand the funding and resources available to create and support training programs for your industry. They’re charged with finding the combination that will work for your employees, your industry, and for your company.

State and local NH construction funding and incentive sources

  • NH Department of Education: English Language Learner Training for Employers
  • Office of Workforce Opportunity: NH Job Training Fund
  • NH Charitable Foundation: The Medallion Fund
  • NH Employment Security: Return to Work Program
  • Community College System of NH: WorkReadyNH Program
  • NHWorks: On The Job Training Program
  • Community College System of NH: ApprenticeshipNH Program
  • NH Community Development Finance Authority: Block Grant Program
  • MY TURN Inc.

Federal SPI construction sector funding and incentive sources

  • Department of Labor Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Funds
  • Department of Labor National Dislocated Worker Grants
  • Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant
  • Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program

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