Workforce development

Students are the backbone of a healthy economy, community and future. Your business can take an active role in our workforce development initiatives.

 

Student membership

We’re thrilled to launch a new membership option for students who are interested in building a professional network in the Greater Concord region. This new membership option is primarily geared toward college students. With an annual rate of $75, it offers outstanding benefits for an affordable price. Students will receive all of the same benefits as a regular Chamber member—member-to-member discounts, networking event invitations, professional development opportunities, local and statewide advocacy and much more—but will not be listed in our online or printed directory. Learn more on our blog.

 

ApprenticeshipNH - high school program

The ApprenticeshipNH - High School Program offers workforce development solutions for businesses and career opportunities for students. Offered by the Community College System of NH and funded by the US Department of Labor, the program works with a number of industry sectors including Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive Technology, Business and Finance, Construction, Healthcare, and Hospitality. You're invited to learn more about how high school apprenticeships can benefit your business. Contact Anne Banks at abanks@ccsnh.edu to learn more.

Read about Dartmouth Health's apprenticeship program.

 

Career Pathways to your business

Our webinar series with  Concord Regional Technical Center (CRTC) shared success stories from area employers and offered practical strategies for businesses to engage students. The goal of this series was to connect area students directly with professionals in every industry.

 

Watch the video of part 1

In this webinar, presenters Kathi Terami of Careers CLiC and Amy Tietjen Smith of Concord Regional Technical Center shared how your business can help foster the next generation of workers in your field. Explore the role workplace partners can play in developing meaningful career pathways for students. Business participation can range from simply hosting facility tours to mentoring students.

 

Watch the video of part 2

During this session, we're pleased to introduce you to a panel of workplace learning partners, including a representative from New Hampshire's Bureau of Career Development, businesses that have hosted students for expanded learning opportunities, work-based learning specialists and two students who enrolled in a work-based learning experience with a local business. This panel shared success stories from area employers and discussed practical strategies that engage students who are interested in pursuing careers in your field.

 

Additional resources

Resources provided by the CRTC and Concord High School:

Resources provided from NH Department of Education, Bureau of Career Development:

 

Other Chamber workforce development initiatives

Learn about Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL), an immersive leadership program for high school sophomores.

Learn about our partnership with NHTI-Concord's Community College and Concord Regional Technical Center (CRTC) to present opportunities for orthopaedic students.

 

Have job opportunity?

If you are a Chamber member, you can post full-time, part-time and internship opportunities on our job page. Reach out to membership@concordnhchamber.com to learn more.

 

Want to learn more?

Reach out to the Chamber at programs@concordnhchamber.com.