Need to hone your skills or earn a specific certification? Thinking about switching careers? Just want to take a class? Check out some of the information sources below to learn more about what’s available in NH.
Career Schools – There are many career schools approved to operate in New Hampshire ranging from auctioneering, home inspections, bartending, pharmacy technicians, dog grooming, interpreting, and many more. The NH Postsecondary Commission is responsible for approving these programs.
Follow this link to learn more about career schools, how they are licensed, transfer coursework, and provide financial aid.
College and University Training and Certificate Programs – Please do check out NH’s colleges and universities as well for certificate programs, non-credit courses, and specific training programs. The offerings change periodically, so instead of posting links that might quickly go out of date. You are encouraged to search a campus near to you to check out the options.
UNH Professional Development & Training offers a variety of learning experiences, including over 250 noncredit workshops, conferences, boot camps, certificate programs, customized corporate trainings and online courses. Workshops focus on a wide range of topics including leadership, management and supervision, education and youth services, counseling and social work, human resources, project management, analytics, computers, soil science, stormwater management, drone operation, and more.
List of certificate and training programs offered through the NH Community College System.
The Southern NH Area Health Education Center provides education for students, practicing health professionals, and members of southern NH communities.
WorkReadyNH is another certificate and training program which helps job seekers and career builders improve the skills identified by employers as essential to workplace success. Participants take part in soft-skills class focusing on topics such as effective communication, interpersonal skills and conflict resolution. They also receive training to improve essential workplace skills in the area of Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information (critical thinking and problem solving) through individualized online tutorials.
Be sure to check out the professional and skill development events that are hosted by the Young Professional Networks.
Also, take a look at the New Hampshire Tech Alliance whose purpose is to bring together representatives from the private and public sectors to establish and maintain financial, technical, management, legislative and educational support programs that encourage innovative research and technology-based industrial development in NH.