Business and Economic Development

Youth Voices is a leadership group comprised of interested individuals from the youth programs funded by the Workforce Investment Act. Each year, the youth determine which projects they would like to complete, and work on those projects as a group throughout their program year.

Two recent projects completed by Youth Voices included the resource pages accessed by clicking this link: Resources, and public service announcements.

The 2006/2007 program year public service announcements may be accessed by clicking this link: Public Service Announcements.

In the 2007/2008 program year, additional public service announcements were created. To access these PSAs, click on the links below:

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Youth can access workforce services in three ways:

  • group youth programs administered through the Department of Education (ages 14-21),
  • adult services administered by the Community Action Programs (ages 18 and up), and
  • self-service informational services at the NH Works centers (all ages)
Group Youth Programs:
WIA youth programs are designed to help young people ages 14-21 to get a high school diploma or equivalent and to become job ready and career oriented. Programs provide a comprehensive ranges of services which can include education (tutoring and GED preparation), employment preparation (summer jobs, job shadows, career exploration), leadership development (community service and decision making), and support services (for transportation and other work-related costs). Programs are available for young people still in school as well as for young people who have dropped out of school and need a GED and work skills. Programs are delivered at schools and community-based organization throughout the state though eligibility requirements must be met to qualify for these programs and programs are not available in every NH community.

To find the program nearest you and additional information, click on this link Youth Programs.

WIA Adult Services:
Young people ages 18 and up are also eligible for all of the WIA services available at the NH Works Centers for adults. There are also eligibility requirements to qualify for these programs.

For more information, click on this link Community Action Programs.

Information Services:
Anyone of any age who is looking for a job and is interested in reviewing career information can use the self-service materials at each NH Works center. These include: job listings, CHOICES, career inventories, etc. A resource person is available to help orient you to these materials and answer questions as they arise.

For more information, click on this link NH Works Resource Center.

Visit this site of award-winning video profiles, interactive question and answer sections, and in-depth text information to explore the many career opportunities that await you.

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Registered apprenticeship is another way to get career training.

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by joint employer and labor groups, individual employers, and/or employer associations. There are over 800 recognized apprenticeable occupations at the present time.

For more background information on apprenticeships, please see the NH Department of Labor.

For information on employers and sponsors that offer apprenticeships in NH, please click here. This U.S. Department of Labor site lists apprenticeship program sponsors recognized and registered by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training or a State Registration Agency (where appropriate). The official name of the program sponsor, along with street address, city, and State is shown. Apprenticeship programs are sponsored and operated on a voluntary basis by individual employers, employer associations, or partnerships between employers and labor unions. The data will be updated on a monthly basis. The data is presented by State and county, listing occupations in alphabetical order, followed by the employers who have a registered program for that occupation.


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