The University System of New Hampshire and the community college system are sharing a $180,000 grant to help reduce tobacco use on campus.
The systems include the University of New Hampshire; Plymouth State University; Keene State College; Granite State College; Great Bay, Lakes Region, Manchester, Nashua, River Valley and White Mountains Community Colleges and the New Hampshire Technical Institute.
NHTI faculty members say if position cuts are needed at the campus in New Hampshire's capital, they should start with what they call a bloated administration. The school formerly known as the New Hampshire Technical Institute, which is part of the state's community college system, recently announced plans to cut 14 teaching position due to what top officials say are declining enrollments and rising costs. The Concord Monitor reports that enrollment at NHTI has been dropping about 2 percent a year since 2010.
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.
Go to a restaurant, school or office in the North Country and chances are you'll find a White Mountains graduate.
You see em at the hospitals, you see em at the doctor's office you see em in the schools.
We’re continuing our series “A Matter of Degrees” with a look at what it means to be “career ready.” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. We’ll examine how we educate students, from high school to college, and how that’s changed since the recession.
The New Hampshire Department of Education says 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.
Nationally, there are about 600,000 unfilled factory jobs. But despite high unemployment, these jobs are proving all-but-impossible to fill, even in New Hampshire. For one thing, most people don’t have the skills. And many companies are handing over the training, and cost, of potential new workers to community colleges. But that still doesn’t guarantee it will lead to new hires.
The New Hampshire Senate is considering a bill aimed at reducing the so-called "skills gap". The bill would offer tax credits to businesses that partnered with the community college system to create workforce training programs.