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NH Sector Partnership Initiative (SPI) for Manufacturing

Supporting 67,218 workers across approximately 1,950 businesses, manufacturing is one of New Hampshire’s largest industries – behind only retail, health care, and government – and is one of its major economic drivers. It is also poised to grow: small and large companies throughout the state indicate that they are ready to expand, contingent upon their ability to fill key positions. Companies considering a move to New Hampshire will also require a qualified workforce large enough to fill the jobs they bring.

NHMEP Bridges the Gap between Manufacturers and Educational Institutions

Throughout the year, NHMEP organizes student tours at manufacturing companies and likewise brings manufacturers to middle, high school and college level career fairs. The benefits are two-fold: they create awareness to students about the variety of opportunities that exist in the manufacturing industry and build a new generation of skilled workers for manufacturing companies who are growing rapidly. Our efforts peak during Manufacturing Month, a national event held every October.

SPI will help you fund your manufacturing training programs

If you have identified needs that your current training process is unable to meet, or you need your existing team to learn a new skill, NH SPI is a valuable resource for you. Leveraging connections with many existing workforce training programs, the NH SPI team will map your needs with state and federal funding and training resources to create a flexible, consistent plan.

Connecting the dots for the manufacturing industry

When the team of manufacturing and workforce development professionals at SPI looks for funding opportunities to offset the cost of your industry-led training program, they look to several state and federal funding sources. They understand the nuances of the funding and resources detailed below and make it easy to find the combination that works for your company. 

 

State and local manufacturing funding and incentives

  • Office of Workforce Opportunity: NH Job Training Fund
    • Company benefits: tuition reimbursement (further information from individual companies)
  • NH Department of Education: English Language Learner Training for Employers 
  • NH Charitable Foundation: The Medallion Fund 
  • NH Employment Security: Return to Work Program
  • Community College System of NH: WorkReadyNH Program
  • NHWorks: On The Job Training Program
  • Community College System of NH: ApprenticeshipNH 
  • NH Community Development Finance Authority: Block Grant Program
  • MY TURN Inc.

 

Federal SPI manufacturing sector funding and incentives

  • U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Funds 
  • U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Funds 
  • U.S. Department of Labor National Dislocated Worker Grants 
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant
  • US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program

Manufacturers

Interested in participating in a career fair or presenting your company’s capabilities and internships/job opportunities to students?

Education

Are you an educational institution that would like to have manufacturers give a presentation to students at your facility? Or schedule a student tour with a manufacturer? 

Manufacturing Month

Manufacturing Day is recognized by Presidential proclamation annually in October and kicks off Manufacturing Month. All 50 states of the nation celebrate Manufacturing Day. Find out how your school or manufacuring business can get involved.

Contact NHMEP today to find out how SPI resources can benefit your manufacturing company or educational institution.

SPI Manufacturing Sector Advisor

Zenagui Brahim | 603.226.3200 | Zenaguib@nhmep.org

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About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

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NH Housing Relief Offers Funding for Residents Struggling with Rent or Mortgage Due to COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2020For more information please contact: Zenagui Brahim President, NH MEP 603-226-3200 zenaguib@nhmep.orgThe Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery (GOFERR) has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an...

Students Learn about Safran’s Manufacturing Capabilities During New Hampshire Manufacturing Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 22, 2020 For more information please contact: Zenagui Brahim President, NH MEP 603-226-3200 zenaguib@nhmep.orgThis is a copy of an original article found here. Rochester, NH - The aerospace activities of Safran Aerospace Composites in...

NIST Promoting Several Prize Challenges to Solve Industry Needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2020For more information please contact: Zenagui Brahim President, NH MEP 603-226-3200 zenaguib@nhmep.orgThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) is offering six...

Progressive Manufacturing Expands Engineering Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 15, 2020For more information please contact: Zenagui Brahim President, NH MEP 603-226-3200 zenaguib@nhmep.orgWest Lebanon, NH – Progressive Manufacturing, Inc. is thrilled to announce the growth of its engineering department with the...

New Hampshire Manufacturing Month 2020 Kicks off at Filtrine Manufacturing Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 13, 2020For more information please contact: Zenagui Brahim President, NH MEP 603-226-3200 zenaguib@nhmep.orgManufacturing Month this year in NH became official on Friday, October 2nd at Filtrine Manufacturing Company, a fifth generation...

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