Grant-funded effort will now serve five key sectors of the New Hampshire economy with Hospitality apprenticeships and Construction & Infrastructure apprenticeships.
ApprenticeshipNH, a grant-funded effort that seeks to address workforce needs in specific sectors throughout the state with a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job training, has added two sectors to the list of those served.
The program, operated through the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), will now also support the hospitality and construction & infrastructure sectors in addition to the advanced manufacturing, information technology and healthcare sectors it has served since its inception.
“We are thrilled to be able to work with companies in these additional sectors and looking forward to building some very meaningful partnerships,” said Emily Zeien, grant manager for ApprenticeshipNH at CCSNH. “We want to be able to offer people in New Hampshire multiple pathways to enter high-need careers. Expanding our focus for apprenticeships in areas of growth such as construction and hospitality will enable more people in diverse career paths to advance.”
Programs in both sectors that are developed through ApprenticeshipNH will connect employers in the industry with New Hampshire’s community colleges to develop apprenticeship training programs that help businesses develop a skilled workforce.
In the hospitality sector, participating employers are likely to include hotels, resorts, restaurants, event and conference centers and ski and recreation centers, among others. Programs can leverage the existing degree and certificate programs in hospitality, culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, event and conference management, restaurant management and resort and recreation management. Hospitality apprenticeship programs translate well into industry occupations such as chef and head cook, baker, banquet and event manager, lodging manager and housekeeping director.
Construction & Infrastructure Apprenticeships
Programs in the construction & infrastructure sector will connect construction management companies, land surveying companies, civil drafting and CAD firms, state and municipal highway and transportation departments and landscaping companies, among others, with NH’s community colleges. This partnership can leverage existing degree and certificate programs in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, computer-aided design, civil engineering technology, landscape and environmental design and diesel heavy equipment technology and others. Apprenticeship programs in the construction & infrastructure sector translate well into a number of industry occupations including HVAC technician or installer, diesel/heavy equipment mechanic, pipefitter and surveying technician.
Benefits to Hospitality and Construction & Infrastructure Employers
in each sector have the flexibility to identify coursework and programs that best align with the needs of their businesses. They may also take advantage of the Business and Training Centers at each college to develop customized, non-credit training. Employers can use an apprenticeship as a solution to upskill their current workforce, as well as to hire new employees, all of whom will work onsite and earn wages from the employer while receiving an education that supports their career path.
To learn more about these new programs and additional apprenticeship and sponsorship opportunities, contact ApprenticeshipNH.