Rebrand aims to expand community educational opportunities
CONCORD, NH – NHTI – Concord’s Community College is introducing Workforce Education, a new collaborative educational department to expand the college’s efforts in providing essential skillsets and continuing education. The goals include increased opportunities and empowerment for community members looking to expand their career knowledge and learn a new skill.
Previously known as the Business Training Center, the new Workforce Education department has undergone the rebrand to further encourage career and personal exploration with NHTI.
“The new Workforce Education brand communicates more clearly how NHTI delivers on its mission to foster economic and community development in the Greater Concord region,” says Dr. Patrick Tompkins, NHTI president. “With low unemployment in the Granite State and worker shortages in critical areas like healthcare, education, public safety, manufacturing, and trades, NHTI’s role is to provide the education that recent high school graduates and career switchers need to enter those fields with essential skills.”
Workforce Education, or “WE,” signifies NHTI’s commitment as a solutions provider for New Hampshire’s employers, employees, and prospective students. The department’s tagline, “Together, WE can help you succeed” expresses NHTI’s commitment to helping to local workforce upskill and evolve with the needs of the community.
In 2023, New Hampshire signified the priority of workforce education by providing $2 million to fund the delivery of new programs and support for students enrolled in these programs. NHTI recently received seed funding to develop a new education certificate program and expand health programs in medical assisting, licensed nursing assisting, and phlebotomy.
“The new Workforce Education brand illustrates NHTI’s commitment to fully integrate workforce education and programs with all educational programming at NHTI,” says Kathy Taylor, NHTI’s Director of Workforce Development and Community Education. We will do this through the co-development of programs with academic departments and by creating shared pathways and outcomes.”
To browse WE’s current course offerings, visit us online at NHTI.edu/workforce.
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