“Like many other manufacturing companies, Cobham Exeter is increasingly concerned about finding and keeping skilled workers. The ApprenticeshipNH Program assists us in developing a work process that aligns with our curriculum and results in training for the skills we need. This widely-recognized credential is consistent with industry standards and allows us to remain highly competitive. ApprenticeshipNH is Cobham Exeter’s ideal approach to training skilled workers, especially as the economy faces challenges in increasingly competitive markets.”
– Farah Ahadi, human resource business partner, Cobham Aerospace Exeter



“Our first class of apprentices was chosen from a large pool of applicants, and we are all extremely proud of their hard work and accomplishments. All of them have already successfully passed their exam to become Certified Medical Assistants and have been working diligently to complete their apprenticeship hours. Because of this success, we are hard at work filling another class of medical assistants and expanding apprenticeship offerings into the LNA role.”
– Merryll Rosenfeld, vice president of human resources, Catholic Medical Center



“ApprenticeshipNH has helped to positively impact our bottom line. As our employees move up in their classification and skill level, they can act as a resource to other employees on the floor. Rather than having to approach a manager to ask a question, they’ll be able to solve problems on their own and then free up the managers to do the things they need to stay on task. We’re excited to start seeing those gains as we go through the program.”
– Kerry Dubois, human resource manager, EPTAM Plastics



“We really see Registered Apprenticeship as an opportunity to stay competitive and train the staff that our company needs. The program also allows current employees who want some sort of career path to gain the training they need to move up within the company. With new technologies and advancements in machinery, our employees always require some level of training before we can hire them into a more skilled position. Apprenticeship is a win-win for both parties.”
– Karen MacLeod, human resources manager, Freudenberg



“While attending the Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit, our operational excellence manager was introduced to the ApprenticeshipNH team. Upon hearing the program details, it became clear that it was something we wanted and needed. With the lack of qualified external applicants in the area, we must get creative to attract qualified operators and machinists into our facility. This program is a great gateway to growing and developing our New Hampshire talent.”
– Laurie Isleib, human resources manager, Tecomet Inc.



“Our experience working with the ApprenticeshipNH team, CCSNH and Lakes Region Community College has demonstrated to us that New Hampshire’s community colleges are ready and willing to meet the needs of industry in innovative ways. I am thrilled that LRGH has been on the forefront of expanding Registered Apprenticeship in healthcare.”
Cass Walker, CHRO/vice president of administrative and support services, LRGHealthcare


“When an increased demand for services led us to look at options to grow our team, we began considering a program to feed our workforce. We met with the ApprenticeshipNH team to discuss the possibilities of an apprentice program. It was a no-brainer! We launched the first cohort at Great Bay Community College in January 2018. The program’s success has led to a second cohort in October 2018 and a third coming soon at Manchester Community College.”
– Dwight Davis, president, Senior Helpers of New Hampshire