I Build NH announced that Karen LaMontagne, assistant vice president with LaMontagne Builders Inc, will serve as an industry champion for the non-profit organization. LaMontagne joins industry champions Mark Hodsdon, president of Palmer and Sicard, and Marilee Enus, director of the Technology Transfer Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH T2).
I Build NH represents the state’s construction industry through the grant funded Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI). SPI is an industry-driven state-wide effort to help New Hampshire businesses in targeted industries address workforce needs. I Build NH focuses on workforce development in areas such as commercial/industrial, residential, civil and heavy highway.
LaMontagne will help guide the efforts of the construction focused SPI advisory group made up of industry champions. This group of experienced construction industry experts works with workforce development professionals, the education community, local economic development professionals and others to help highlight outstanding career opportunities in the construction industry and the trades.
In addition to her role with I Build NH, LaMontagne is a licensed real estate agent in the state of NH. She also serves as the president of the New Hampshire State Home Builders Association and is a past president for the Greater Manchester Nashua Home Builders Association.
About the NH Sector Partnerships Initiative
The Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI) is an industry-driven state-wide effort to help New Hampshire businesses in targeted industries address workforce needs. Focusing on five core industries – construction, health care, hospitality, manufacturing and technology – SPI assists companies in finding funding and training resources that provide employees with improved skills and career advancement opportunities. SPI also helps companies create a network to convene and collaborate with other companies on a regular basis to identify shared hiring, training and retention needs.