About the ApprenticeshipNH program
ApprenticeshipNH is a workforce training program of the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) that aims to promote high-quality Registered Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs in various leading industries throughout the state. The program is funded by U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grants, and it offers technical assistance to employers in creating such programs. Additionally, ApprenticeshipNH provides financial support to apprentices and pre-apprentices, as well as coordinates pre-apprenticeship opportunities with employers and high schools. The program has been instrumental in enhancing workforce training opportunities in the state, as evidenced by its successful track record over the past four years.
What is a Registered Apprenticeship?
Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, receive progressive wage increases, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.
Programs are industry-vetted and approved to ensure alignment with industry standards and that apprentices are trained for highly skilled, high-demand occupations.
Apprenticeships are jobs! Apprentices earn progressive wage as their skills and productivity increase.
Structured On-the-Job Learning/Mentorship
Programs provide structured on-the-job training to prepare for a successful career, which includes instruction from an experienced mentor.
Apprentices are provided supplemental classroom education based on the employers unique training needs to ensure quality and success.
Programs are designed to reflect the communities in which they operate through strong non-discrimination, anti-harassment, and recruitment practices to ensure access, equity, and inclusion.
Quality & Safety
Apprentices are afforded worker protections while receiving rigorous training to equip them with the skills they need to succeed and the proper training and supervision they need to be safe.
Upon completion, apprentices earn a portable, nationally-recognized credential within their industry.
Training that is based on industry standards and approved by a Registered Apprenticeship partner
Hands-on training or volunteer opportunities that do not displace paid employees
Agreements with Registered Apprenticeship sponsors that allow program participants to enter directly into a Registered Apprenticeship
Recruit and prepare underrepresented populations to be successful in a Registered Apprenticeship
Wrap-around services or referrals to help participants complete the program
Collaboratively promote Registered Apprenticeship to other employers
Framework for a High Quality Pre-apprenticeship
Regional Apprenticeship Hubs to Serve the Community
ApprenticeshipNH has established apprenticeship hubs that cater to the diverse needs of the communities in NH. These hubs are created through collaborations among industry, community organizations, education and state agencies. They are conveniently located near the state’s community colleges. The main objectives of each hub are to enrich the resources and networks of apprenticeship programs throughout the state, and to promote diversity, inclusivity, equity and accessibility in all Registered Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. Each hub is staffed with experts who provide technical support for program development and assist employers in connecting with potential job seekers.
- Improve statewide apprenticeship resources and networks
- Use a new regional hub model that aligns with the geographic locations of community colleges
- Engage 50 to 100 employers
- Enroll 500 to 700 participants in Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs)
- Develop 32 new Pre-Apprenticeship programs
- Expand 60 existing Pre-Apprenticeships
- Promote greater diversity, inclusion, equity, and access (DEIA)
- Commit to increased cultural awareness from employers and greater inclusion of underserved populations
What is a hub?
- Supports a coordinated, national investment strategy to strengthen and modernize the USDOL RAP system by promoting RAPs as a proven workforce solution
- Aligns with the geographic locations of NH’s community colleges
- Are a partnership among industry, community organizations, education, and state agencies
- Provides technical assistance and financial support for the development of the programs
Apprenticeship Hubs FAQ
To develop four Regional Hubs that act as multidimensional regional operation centers, providing employer incentives and a central repository of resources for RAPs to be designed, scaled, and inclusive of underrepresented populations.
With the addition of the ABA Grant and the reorganization and growth of our team ApprenticeshipNH will be able to develop and expand pre-apprenticeships and Registered Apprenticeship Programs across New Hampshire, provide resources, technical assistance, and support to both employers and their apprentices while increasing the diversity of our state’s workforce.
The ABA Grant provides new opportunities in each of the four years of the grant for employers or industry organizations/partnerships. Proposals can be submitted through a formal RFP process for contract awards up to $100,000 (annually) to expand the infrastructure of Registered Apprenticeship across the New Hampshire.
ApprenticeshipNH can build Pre-Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship Programs across a spectrum of sectors and occupations, including the state-identified in-demand industries: construction, education/childcare, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, technology and transportation/logistics.
Workforce Training with The Community College System of New Hampshire
Effective Registered Apprenticeships require strong supplemental instruction. CCSNH, with its seven colleges and extensive experience in collaborating with industry partners to design training programs, is well-positioned to meet the current and future employee training requirements across NH. Whether it’s credit and certificate programs or tailor-made training, CCSNH can assist employers in creating a highly skilled workforce while also providing apprentices with opportunities to advance their careers.
For more information on the Community College System of New Hampshire please visit www.ccsnh.edu.