Technology News

The First Annual NH Technology Month is Underway

By Julie Demers | November 1, 2018

Technology organizations team up with SPI to offer tech-related events throughout the state

This November, SPI’s technology sector is teaming up with numerous organizations across New Hampshire to its first annual NH Technology Month.

New Hampshire’s rapidly growing technology landscape creates jobs and enhances the Granite State economy.  It is expected to grow 10% in the next decade, despite a significant shortage of workers with the technical skills necessary to fill today’s job openings. New Hampshire Technology Month will provide ample opportunities for the next generation to be exposed to exciting careers in technology. It also provides opportunities for stakeholders from New Hampshire’s vibrant technology landscape to convene and develop ways to find, grow and train more people on the skills needed in the workplace today and in the future.

The Governor delivered the formal proclamation of NH Technology Month at the Governor and Council Meeting.

The Governor delivered the formal proclamation of NH Technology Month at today’s Governor and Council Meeting. From L-R: Councilor Russell E. Prescott, Julie Demers, NH Sector Partnerships Initiative(SPI), David Lemaire, Oracle+ Dyn and NH SPI Technology Sector Champion, Governor Chris Sununu, Michael Power, NH Office of Workforce Opportunity, Councilor Chris Pappas, Councilor David K. Wheeler, Jim Wilcox, Blue Metal Architects, Councilor Joseph D. Kenney and Councilor Andru Volinsky.



Exciting tech-related events

The month of November boasts a robust event calendar. These events will engage thousands of people and expose them to NH tech careers.

Events include:

  • Granite State Code Camp on November 3
  • FIRST Women in Science and Technology Forum on November 9
  • NHTechFest on November 10
  • The NH Tech Alliance (Alliance) Tech Women Ambassadors Week during the week of November 12
  • The Alliance’s TechOut event on November 15
  • The Christa McAuliffe Transforming Teaching in Technology Conference on November 26-29

SPI events also include:

  • SPI Southern Region Stakeholder Meeting
    SPI invites technology educators and professionals to a regional meeting on Monday, November 26 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at the Double Tree in Manchester to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing technology educators and employers.
  • SPI and Stay Work Play Technology Internship and Career Fair
    Held on Wednesday, November 28 at Manchester Community College from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, this event will serve as the formal launch of Stay Work Play’s Internship Playbook and an internship and career fair for high school and college students interested in careers in technology.
  • SPI’s Opening Doors in Technology Tour
    Technology companies are invited to open their doors for tours and Q&A sessions with area schools November 26-28. Those interested in participating as either a tour site or to tour a group can contact Julie@cooksonstrategies.com or visit techtours.nhsectorpartners.org for more details.


View a full listing of 2018 NH Technology Month events and find out how to attend >>



With more than 26,000 workers and an average of 2,000 vacant positions each year, New Hampshire’s technology sector is growing fast. SPI is critical to ensuring that New Hampshire has sufficient human capital to fulfill workforce needs in the next five years and beyond.

About the NH Sector Partnerships Initiative: The Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI) is a collaborative, industry-led program that provides funding, training expertise and other resources to help companies within a growing industry sector collaborate on workforce development 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.

To learn more or to get involved with the first annual NH Technology Month, contact Technology Sector Advisor, Julie Demers at Julie@cooksonstrategies.com.