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Workforce Development

We work with over 5,000 businesses to develop the workforce they need to grow. We bring research and experts to communities, schools and hospitals so that they can better serve people across our state. We help elected leaders, nonprofits and families to connect with resources that improve life in New Hampshire.

Featured News & Stories

  • Engineering Technology Expands to Offer Four-Year Programs
    Engineering technology student studies control systems design in the lab at UNH Manchester The University of New Hampshire at Manchester has expanded its ABET-accredited engineering technology program to include four-year bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology beginning in fall 2020. “There is a growing workforce need for engineers, as well as an increase in students wanting to pursue engineering careers,” said Mike Decelle, dean of UNH Manchester. “In response to the academic and workforce demand, we are thrilled to offer our engineering technology programs to a wider group of students.” UNH established engineering technology (ET) at its Durham campus in 1977, eventually moving the program to Manchester in 2001. Originally a two-plus-two program, ET was designed for students to earn an associate degree at a New Hampshire...
  • UNH Students Assist Farmington, NH with Downtown Revitalization Efforts
    UNH students pose in classroom Town's Economic Development Committee benefits from outside perspective of key demographic. 
  • Demographic Shifts Make for Changes in the 2020 Primaries
    people lining up to vote at the voting center A new study released by the Carsey School and reported on by NHPR shows that more than one in five potential 2020 New Hampshire primary voters will be new to the electorate.

State Impact Stories

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    Tilton, NH
    First Impressions

    UNH program assists residents, business owners and local officials understand and act on downtown Tilton's assets and opportunities for growth.

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  • A woman farmer is standing and smiling behind her display of sunflowers
    Lee, NH
    Ahead of the Class

    Pinewoods Yankee Farm began with a UNH connection, and continues to thrive thanks to continuing education.

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  • People hiking along mountain ridge
    White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln, NH 03251
    White Mountain National Forest
    Seeing the Hikers for the Trees

    A UNH student studied how visitors use and enjoy the White Mountains, allowing park managers to better protect and improve the experience for all.

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  • Manchester Aerial
    88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101
    Tissue, Organ Research Institute Coming to Manchester

    UNH is playing a leading role in a major national public-private institute that will create an industry to regenerate human tissue and organs.

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  • Pete Ferraro works alongside other volunteers tending to dunes in Hampton
    Hampton Beach, NH
    An Un-Common Garden

    The UNH Coastal Habitat Restoration Team works to restore the coast's sand dune ecosystem, creating an environmental and economic win.

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  • Portsmouth Living Bridge
    Portsmouth, NH
    Living Bridge Project

    Smart infrastructure upgrade monitors traffic, environment impact and more on Portsmouth's living bridge.

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  • Medium-distance photo of Branch Hill Farm in Milton. A red barn is located on the left; there is a field of grass in the foreground and trees in the background.
    Milton, NH
    Heirloom New Hampshire

    Fifty year partnership creates "an oasis of forests, fields, wildlife, recreation and clean water and air."

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  • Woman holding handful of blueberries
    Hopkinton, NH
    For the love of berries

    Cooperative Extension assists new homeowners preserve and grow a decades old small business.

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  • UNH computer engineering students Ethan Wamsley and Justin Paquette provide a demonstration of vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity tech
    Dover, NH
    Red light, Green Light

    UNH students and the City of Dover are paving the way for safer autonomous vehicles.

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  • Student builds windmill for stemfest
    Peterborough, NH
    Learning stems from doing

    Dozens of students head to the classroom on a Saturday for the region’s first ever STEMfest, a day of hands-on science education.

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