‘Gear Up NH’ program aims to bolder NH workforce


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WEBVTT HAMPSHIRE IS AIMED AT HELPING THE STATE WORKFORCE. REPORTER: A DISTURBING TREND IS THREATENING NEW HAMPSHIRE’S FUTURE WORKFORCE AND IT’S PUSHED COMMUNITY LEADERS INTO ACTION. A SURVERY CONDUCTED BY STAY WORK PLAY SAYS MORE THAN HALF OF GRANITE STATERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 40 MIGHT LEAVE NEW HAMPSHIRE IN THE NEXT ONE TO TWO YEARS. >> WE AS A STATE NEED TO PROVIDE THE WORKFORCE NEEDED TO KEEP OUR ECONOMY STRONG AND GROWING. REPORTER: A COLLABORATION BY THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY COUNCIL, AND THE CAMPUS COMPACT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE CALLED HERE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, AIMS TO PROVIDE A PATHWAY FOR FOLKS TO BE EDUCATED AND FIND WORK IN STATE. >> WHAT WE REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IF THEY WANT TO UPGRADE THEIR SKILLS, GET A DEGREE, WHETHER IT’S TWO YEAR, FOUR YEAR, OR GRADUATE DEGREE. REPORTER: ANOTHER HURDLE FOR EMPLOYERS IS THE STATE’S LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER USED AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM TO FILL EIGHT POSITIONS THIS YEAR, BUT THEY EXPECT MORE THAN A DOZEN JOBS TO REMAIN VACANT. >> WE HAVE A HUGE NEED TO FILL MEDICAL ASSISTANTS AND LNA’S, WE HAVE TONS OF OPENINGS FOR THOSE POSITIONS, BUT THE TALENT POOL FOR THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE IS VERY SMALL. REPORTER: NHCUC SAYS MANY JOBS LIKE THOSE COULD BE FILLED BY GRAN

‘Gear Up NH’ program aims to bolder NH workforce


A new initiative by local colleges and universities has been launched to boost the Granite State’s economy.

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