WorkReadyNH was developed in 2011 after a series of Business Round Table discussions with New Hampshire employers who stated that the skills they felt employees needed the most help with were the soft skills. The Community College System of NH (CCSNH) was tasked with creating professional soft skill training that include: communication, critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution.
Employers also asked for training in applied math & reading which are included in the program. Participants earn two certificates, including: National Career Readiness Certificate from ACT and WorkReadyNH Certificate from CCSNH.
There are now over 4000 graduates who range from:
- 16 to 80+ years old
- no high school diploma to a Ph.D.
- no work experience to 50+ years of experience
- employed and unemployed
- apprentices and those in other educational programs
Graduates rave about how WorkReadyNH has changed their lives and boosted their confidence!