Professional development is important no matter the stage of your career or job search. Thanks to a focus on training and programs, New Hampshire is ranked the #1 state in the Northeast for workforce development.

Whether you’re looking for networking advice, on-the-job training or a way to get back into the workforce, we’ve got you covered.

Skills Training and Re-Entry into the Workforce

It’s never too late to up your game.
Considered one of the nation’s leaders in workforce development, New Hampshire offers the very best in on-the-job training and continuing education to help residents accelerate their careers and up their earning potential.
For example, Great Bay Community College’s Advanced Technology & Academic Center partners with Safran and Albany International Corp. to provide state-of-the-art training, certificate and degree programs in manufacturing and composites. New Hampshire aerospace and defense giants like GE Aviation, BAE Systems and Brazonics also maintain similar partnerships with local colleges and universities in the state.
Take a moment to explore some of New Hampshire’s workforce programs and resources to take your career to the next level:

WorkReadyNH: Developed in partnership with the Community College System of New Hampshire, WorkReadyNH is a tuition-free workforce development program which helps job seekers gain necessary skills to advance in their career. The program offers training in areas like manufacturing, management, customer service and more.  

NH Works: With 12 offices across the state, NH Works helps Granite Staters find fulfilling jobs. Along with assisting in the job search, NH Works offers education, technical workshops, employment counseling and job training at little to no cost.  

New Hampshire “Return to Work” Program: This Granite State program provides supervised training for up to six weeks for unemployed New Hampshire residents seeking to re-enter the workforce. The opportunity allows workers to “get their foot in the door” with employers and learn the skills required for full-time work. 

Professional Networking

Make your next connection.
We’ve all heard of six degrees of separation. In New Hampshire, it’s more like two or three. Professionals in the Granite State are notoriously friendly and active, making our work environment more collaborative than cutthroat.
If you’re looking for professional volunteer opportunities or a chance to mix and mingle with rising stars and potential mentors, we’re here to introduce you. Click on to see some of the state’s top organizations and resources for career networking. 
Young Professionals Networking Groups