Community Colleges http://nhpr.org en White Mountains Community College Faces Declining Enrollment http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountains-community-college-faces-declining-enrollment <p>Enrollment in the network of seven community colleges in New Hampshire nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010. But while overall growth is up, the North Country’s White Mountains Community College is seeing a decline.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Go to a restaurant, school or office in the North Country and chances are you'll find a White Mountains graduate.</span></p><blockquote><p>You see em at the hospitals, you see em at the doctor's office you see em in the schools.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:28:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 48190 at http://nhpr.org White Mountains Community College Faces Declining Enrollment Career-Readiness: What N.H. Colleges Are Doing & Whether It's Working http://nhpr.org/post/career-readiness-what-nh-colleges-are-doing-whether-its-working <p>We’re continuing our series “<a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">A Matter of Degrees</a>” with a look at what it means to be “career ready.”&nbsp; There’s a lot of angst about whether college graduates have the skills they need for today’s workforce, especially science, math, and writing. Some are saying it’s time to rethink which courses students really need, which they don’t, and whether employer expectations are reasonable.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 48073 at http://nhpr.org Career-Readiness: What N.H. Colleges Are Doing & Whether It's Working Nine Companies Share More Than $100K In Job Training Grants http://nhpr.org/post/nine-companies-share-more-100k-job-training-grants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nine New Hampshire companies will share more than $100,000 in state Job Training Fund grants awarded this month.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:19:55 +0000 Amanda Loder 41018 at http://nhpr.org More Students Choose Community College Transfer En Route To Bachelor's Degree http://nhpr.org/post/more-students-choose-community-college-transfer-en-route-bachelors-degree <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Twenty-six thousand dollars. That’s about how much students can save by going to a community college for two years, then transferring to a four-year school. Not including financial aid or room and meals.</p><p>Those $26 thousand dollars are changing the plans of more and more students in New Hampshire. And that’s good news for students, and possibly for the University System at large.</p><p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pragmatic Decisions</span></strong></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:57:06 +0000 Emily Corwin 39647 at http://nhpr.org More Students Choose Community College Transfer En Route To Bachelor's Degree The Two New Hampshires http://nhpr.org/post/two-new-hampshires <p>New Hampshire Economist and Chancellor of the Community College System Ross Gitell is looking at the major demographic and economic differences between the rural and more urban parts of our state - a divide he says is growing. We’re talking about that, and his ideas on closing the gap.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39481 at http://nhpr.org The Two New Hampshires Younger Granite Staters And Workforce Preparation http://nhpr.org/post/younger-granite-staters-and-workforce-preparation <p>We continue our series, 'How We Work: Five Years Later,' with a look at younger Granite Staters and how they’re prepared for the workforce. &nbsp;We’ll examine how we educate students, from high school to college, and how that’s changed since the recession.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 38801 at http://nhpr.org Younger Granite Staters And Workforce Preparation More NH High School Students Head to College, Leave NH http://nhpr.org/post/more-nh-high-school-students-head-college-leave-nh <p>The New Hampshire <a href="http://www.education.nh.gov/highered/research/documents/2012_status_report.pdf ">Department of Education says</a> that in the past decade there has been a 6 percent increase in the number of high school graduates continuing on to college, but also a five percent increase in the number of high schoolers leaving the state for college.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:58:29 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 9850 at http://nhpr.org More NH High School Students Head to College, Leave NH New Hampshire Factories Struggle To Fill Jobs http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-factories-struggle-fill-jobs <p>Nationally,&nbsp;there are&nbsp;about&nbsp;600,000 unfilled&nbsp;factory jobs.&nbsp; But despite&nbsp;high&nbsp;unemployment, these jobs are proving all-but-impossible to fill, even in New Hampshire.&nbsp; For one thing, most people don&rsquo;t have the skills.&nbsp; And many companies are handing over the training, and cost, of potential new workers to community colleges.&nbsp; But that still doesn&rsquo;t guarantee it will lead to new hires. Fri, 18 May 2012 15:09:51 +0000 Amanda Loder 5103 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Factories Struggle To Fill Jobs Senate Weighs Tax Credits for Workforce Development http://nhpr.org/post/senate-weighs-tax-credits-workforce-development <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The New Hampshire Senate is considering a bill aimed at reducing the so-called&nbsp;<a href="http://info.nhpr.org/closing-skills-gap-new-hampshire">&nbsp;&quot;skills gap</a>&quot;.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Results.aspx?q=1&amp;txtsessionyear=2012">The bill </a>would offer tax credits to businesses that partnered with the community college system to create workforce training programs.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:41:19 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2032 at http://nhpr.org Senate Weighs Tax Credits for Workforce Development