CONCORD, NH – To expand access to and awareness of the college’s innovative microcredential programs, NHTI–Concord’s Community College has partnered with local businesses during the Intown Concord’s Market Days Festival to promote placement of our “micro doors.” These mini shopfronts are each a few feet tall and contain a QR code that links to more information about specific microcredentials offered at NHTI.
“Our micro doors, created by NHTI faculty and staff members, highlight the opportunities offered at NHTI’s Business Training Center,” says Andrew Fisher, vice president of Academic Affairs. “We’re looking to our community members to help us spread the word about these great programs and how they can help employees boost their skills and learn new ones!”
Five local businesses and organizations are hosting NHTI micro doors at their vendor table during Market Day festivities. Each booth held a miniature ribbon-cutting ceremony for each NHTI micro door:
- Col’s Kitchen is hosting the “Frontline Management” micro door.
- Concord Makerspace is hosting the “Communicating Mindfully” micro door.
- Eastern Bank is hosting the “Using Research-Based Practices to Develop Education in CTE” micro door.
- Hannaford is hosting the “Dental Terminology” micro door.
- Merrimack County Savings Bank is hosting the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” micro door.
- NHTI’s lobby is hosting “Excel 102” micro door.
“This has been so much fun partnering with our faculty, staff, and community member to promote awareness of these fantastic programs,” says Kathy Taylor, director of Workforce Development at NHTI. “We are thrilled with the response and hope our micro doors help connect people with the information they need on our microcredentials.”
Through its Business Training Center, NHTI offers eight microcredential programs focused on skills that can help members of our community prepare for a new career or promotion, or ensure employees are prepared for the broadening demands of employment positions and vocations. Recognizing that employee retention is critical, these microcredential programs also offer a terrific opportunity for employer-sponsored professional development.
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NHTI – Concord’s Community College
NHTI is a dynamic public institution of higher learning that provides accessible, rigorous education for students, businesses, and the community. We create pathways for lifelong learning, career advancement, and civic engagement, offering 90+ academic programs to 4,600+ students annually. NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire and since 1969 has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, a nongovernmental, nationally recognized accrediting agency.
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