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CCSNH’s ApprenticeshipNH Extends RFP Deadline to Build Registered Apprenticeship Training Programs

Concord, N.H. (April 19, 2023) – ApprenticeshipNH, a workforce program of the Community College System of New Hampshire, has extended the deadline for the receipt of proposals for their latest employer focused registered apprenticeship funding opportunity. Through a request for proposal (RFP) process, $340,000 will be awarded annually and aimed at improving statewide apprenticeship resources and networks through a new regional hub model that aligns with the geographic locations of community colleges. The RFP has been posted to the CCSNH website.

“The feedback we received from organizations across the state was that they needed additional time to develop the community partnerships needed to complete the proposal,” said Anne Banks, CCSNH Apprenticeship Programs Manager. “We extended the RFP deadline to allow for this as we continue to seek proposals that will expand the infrastructure of Registered Apprenticeship pathways to fill critical workforce demands and provide career opportunities within New Hampshire.”

The Regional Hub model supports a coordinated, national investment strategy that aims to strengthen and modernize the U.S Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship system and promotes Registered Apprenticeship as a workforce solution. Regional hubs are a partnership between industry, community organizations, education, and state agencies. ApprenticeshipNH will serve as an intermediary within each hub to provide technical assistance and financial support for the development of apprenticeship programs across a spectrum of sectors and occupations. This includes NH’s in-demand industries of construction, education/childcare, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, technology and transportation/logistics.

Through this four-year effort, CCSNH seeks to engage at least 50 to 100 employers and enroll 500 to 700 participants in Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs), as well as develop 32 new Pre-Apprenticeship programs while expanding 60 existing Pre-Apprenticeships. Underscoring this work is the promotion of greater inclusion, equity, diversity and access to these workforce solutions with a commitment to increased cultural awareness from employers and greater inclusion of underserved populations. The RFP process is open through June 30, 2023 and will be awarded in three tiers based on the number of apprentices served on an annual basis.

With the new effort focused on expanding apprenticeship opportunities across the state, ApprenticeshipNH recently unveiled a new logo to encompass their vision and relationship to CCSNH.

ApprenticeshipNH is hosting a series of connector events to bring together employers in multiple sectors and to discuss how the new Hub model can help launch or expand a Registered Apprenticeship program. Visit ApprenticeshipNH.com to register.

Manchester Community College – Tuesday 5/2 8:00am – 9:30am https://www.eventbrite.com/e/607593778347

White Mountains Community College, Berlin – Thursday 5/4 9:00am – 10:30am https://www.eventbrite.com/e/607616135217

Great Bay Community College, Portsmouth – Tuesday 5/9 8:00am – 9:30am https://www.eventbrite.com/e/607621691837

River Valley Community College, Lebanon Academic Center – Thursday 5/11 9:00am – 10:30am https://www.eventbrite.com/e/607657027527

ApprenticeshipNH was established in 2017 and is funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist employers building registered apprenticeships, pre-apprentice and high school programs in high-demand sectors including healthcare, technology, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, transportation/logistics, and education/ childcare. ApprenticeshipNH has a history of assisting New Hampshire employers with Registered Apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships and programs with high school students as proven recruitment strategies. Participating employers have experienced increased productivity, boosted employee retention, improved company culture and an ensured knowledge transfer when filling retiring positions with qualified, skilled workers. To date, 1,167 individuals and 63 companies have benefitted from the program.  Visit ApprenticeshipNH.com for more information.

The total funding of the ApprenticeshipNH initiative is $10.6M with 99% funded through the following U.S. Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration grants in the amounts indicated: Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) Grant, $1.35M, State Apprenticeship Expansion 2020 (SAE2020) Grant, $3.45M, and Apprenticeship Building America (ABA) Grant, $5.8M. Additional support of less than 1% is provided by third party scholarship grants for programs developed through the ASE grant.


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