Work-Based Learning in the News

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Original Article: NHBR

For the last several years, New Hampshire has benefited from having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, ApprenticeshipNH will honor the employers  and community partners who embody the “earn as you learn” model that prepares workers for the thousands of unfilled jobs in the state. Read the article on NHBR >

Original Article: NHBR Creating a meaningful internship experience is a work-based win-win for young professionals and businesses. CCA Global Partners coordinates real-world learning and projects with its interns to mold and educate the next generation of New Hampshire’s workforce. Read the article on NHBR >

A national task force revealed that traditional four-year college degrees often resulted in a skills gap. Although most apprenticeship models are blue collar focused, a Swiss model shows how apprenticeships woven into the national education system can benefit and create a hiring pipeline for technology companies – saving money on recruitment costs for businesses and on education costs for students. Read article (Forbes) >

Faculty and staff at Nashua Community College (NCC) bring their expertise to help students in grades 1-8 during the Power Scholars Academy, which focuses on career exploration in a wide-range of areas, including STEM fields, criminal justice, business and administration and culinary arts. Read the article (CCSNH.edu) >

NH AMP is a collaborative project between NH Community Colleges, local businesses and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) built on the work-based learning model, which enables community college students to gain paid, real-world experience that will help them find jobs. Read the article (CCSNH.edu) >

The Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) received two new grants to expand the number of Registered Apprenticeship programs in New Hampshire, to train an additional 450 apprentices, a total of 750 by 2022. Read the article (CCSNH.edu) >

The Making Community Connections (MC2) Charter School has partnered with companies in the hospitality sector in New Hampshire for students to access diverse professional opportunities in this growing field. As a charter school, MC2 focuses on self-directed learning as a primary academic component and requires high school students to undertake internships during each academic year. Read the article (NHSectorPartners.org) >

By combining classroom learning with on-the-job experience, the Manufacturing Exploration & Externship program at Milford High School allows students to gain real world experience and college credits by participating in a program that introduces them to the manufacturing field in New Hampshire. Read the article (NHSectorPartners.org) >

The construction industry is one of five sectors identified as driving the NH economy. Some construction companies are taking the long-term approach for solving New Hampshire’s workforce shortages in the construction sector by reaching out to middle school students through a construction career exploration program at Parkside Middle School in Manchester. Read the article (NHSectorPartners.org) >

Great Bay Community College (GBCC) launches a joint pilot program with Rochester schools to incorporate formal workforce training in students’ high school curriculum. During the program, students can earn credit toward an Advance Composites Manufacturing (ACM) bonding certificate and an OSHA 10 certification. This workforce development program combines work-based and technical training to prepare students for the skills needed to secure jobs in New Hampshire’s manufacturing industry. Read the article (NHSectorPartners.org) >

The manufacturing and high-tech machining sector needs more skilled workers to continue growing. The Nashua Technology Center Manufacturing/Machining Program is relaunching for students and business owners looking to create workforce development training opportunities to help prepare students for high-demand careers in New Hampshire. Read the article (NHSectorPartners.org) >