Connect with the NH Department of Education (NH DOE)
The NH DOE is committed to helping students, parents and educators (including teachers, principals, superintendents and school communities) meet the educational needs of each student. This site provides a wealth of data and information about NH DOE’s programs, services and initiatives available for everyone.
Check-in with your local Career and Technical Education (CTE) center
CTE centers develop New Hampshire’s most valuable resources—its people —by helping them gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation and real-world experience they need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers. CTE centers give students an additional choice and provide an important way for New Hampshire students to explore careers in and out of the classroom while in high school. New Hampshire has 20 CTE regions and 30 CTE centers serving area high schools. Some centers are connected to or within walking distance of a high school, while others in more rural areas require transportation to and from the centers. In the 2016-17 school year, 9,312 high school students, or about 16% of total New Hampshire high school students, took one or more CTE courses over the past several years.
Connect with the Community College System of NH (CCSNH)
Through its seven colleges across the state, CCSNH provides academic programming and manages job training programs through its college-based workforce development offices. CCSNH credit and non-credit programs are designed to prepare individuals for today’s job market and/or for successful college transfer. The goal: achieve 65 x 25, or for 65 percent of NH adults age 25 or older to earn some form of training beyond high school by the year 2025. When schools connect with CCSNH, they open doors for students.
Introduce Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) to students
Extended Learning Opportunities are the practical, real-world experiences that allow students to study or learn a trade outside of the traditional classroom setting. A few examples include apprenticeships, internships and independent studies. A collaborative of ELO coordinators, administrators, teachers and other educators form the NH Extended Learning Opportunity Network, which is interested in advancing the implementation of ELOs throughout the state.
Leverage business membership associations
Educators can leverage business membership associations to connect with employers who might be appropriate partners for guest speaking, field trips, job shadowing and internships.
Business membership associations in New Hampshire:
- NH Association of Builders and Contracts
- NH Association of Chamber of Commerce (use this to find your local chamber)
- NH Business and Industry Association
- NH Health Care Association
- NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership
- NH Restaurant and Lodging Association
- NH Retail Association
- NH Tech Alliance