Working together to solve your workforce challenges

Through NH SPI, businesses within New Hampshire’s health care, manufacturing, hospitality, and construction industries participate in sector partnerships. There, they convene and collaborate on a regular basis to identify shared hiring, training, and retention needs. Because NH SPI is industry-driven, its team relies on these key industry-specific organizations across the state for understanding and mapping business needs with training offerings.

The New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs was established to provide focused leadership on the mission of expanding the state’s economy. The department’s two major missions include providing a broad, integrated and collaborative set of economic development and tourism industry supports for New Hampshire businesses, its communities, and the people who live in them.

NH Works promotes life-long learning by partnering with businesses, agencies, and organizations to bring the state’s education, employment, and training programs together into a workforce development system that will provide the means for residents of New Hampshire to gain sufficient skills, education, employment, and financial independence.

The NH Works system consists of the following partner agencies:

  • Office of Workforce Opportunity
  • New Hampshire Employment Security
  • New Hampshire Department of Education
  • New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation
  • New Hampshire Economic Development
  • Community Action Agencies of New Hampshire
  • Community College System of New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

The ApprenticeshipNH Program at the Community College System of New Hampshire offers registered apprenticeship opportunities within health care, information technology, and advanced manufacturing across the state. The Registered Apprenticeship Program allows individuals to earn and learn at the same time while preparing them for careers in high growth industries in New Hampshire. This unique program prepares workers and employers to compete in the modern economy through classroom training and on the job practical experience. Funding is through a $1.2 million grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

The U.S Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship works in conjunction with state apprenticeship agencies to administer the program nationally.

These agencies are responsible for:

  • Registering apprenticeship programs that meet federal and state standards
  • Protecting the safety and welfare of apprentices
  • Issuing nationally recognized and portable Certificates of Completion of Apprenticeship to apprentices
  • Promoting the development of new programs through marketing and technical assistance
  • Assuring that all programs provide high-quality training
  • Assuring that all programs produce skilled and competent workers