Take courses at a local Career and Technical Education (CTE) center

CTE centers develop New Hampshire residents 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 high school students an additional choice and provide an important way for them to explore careers in and out of the classroom. 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. 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.

Find a CTE Center on the NH Department of Education website ›

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Explore a potential career with Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO)

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.

Learn more about ELOs at the NH DOE website ›

Build real-world skills in the WorkReadyNH program

WorkReadyNH is a free workforce development program tailored to meet the needs of job seekers and career builders. The program provides training in the specific skills employers are looking for in current and future employees and is open to all sectors.

Get info about WorkReadyNH on the CCSNH website ›

Browse internships

Stay Work Play supports an effort to promote and grow New Hampshire’s future workforce through NHInternships.com, a free resource for NH employers to post their open internship positions for students.

View New Hampshire internships at StayWorkPlay.org ›

Earn as you learn with ApprenticeshipNH

The ApprenticeshipNH program is housed at the Community College System of New Hampshire and funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is a unique effort that prepares individuals through Registered Apprenticeship programs to more effectively participate in the modern workforce. The program focuses on the advanced manufacturing, construction and infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality and information technology sectors. ApprenticeshipNH provides New Hampshire residents with invaluable opportunities to earn and learn while pursuing highly-skilled, high-paying jobs, and opportunities for employers seeking to build a qualified workforce in NH.

See apprenticeship opportunities at ApprenticeshipNH.org ›

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