10th Annual NH Construction Career Days

10th Annual NH Construction Career Days

This year’s Construction Career Days are scheduled for September 27th and 28th from 8:30-12:30.  It will be held at the Hillsborough County Youth Center Foundation in New Boston, NH.  New Hampshire Construction Career Days (NHCCD) exposes New Hampshire high school students to possible career paths in both the construction and transportation industries through a hands-on exhibits and educational resources.  Labor unions, construction companies, school districts, state agencies, trade and professional organizations collaborate to provide the students with an introduction to various aspects of construction.

This event increases career awareness in the construction and transportation industries through hands-on experience with heavy equipment, welding, small tools, plumbing, electrical wiring, surveying, waste water management, bridge construction, land clearing, underground utilities, and other construction related jobs.  Several secondary educational resources and career training pathways are available for students to learn about.  Professionals from a wide array of construction related work are available to speak with students and answer questions about their experiences in the construction industry and why they are so passionate about their career.

The day is open to all high school students, both male and female, via registration through a participating school.  In fact, one of the goals of this event is to Increase the attendance of women and minorities participating in this event to a target attendance of 25%.  Last year we were able to reach out to just over 14% females and 21% minorities.

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Berlin Welding Students Sweep State Competition

Berlin Welding Students Sweep State Competition

Students at the Berlin Regional Career and Technical Education Center’s Welding Program sweep the skills USA state championships placing 1st, Noah Cornish 2nd, Jason Binette and 3rd, John Arquin. The Berlin Regional Career and Technical Center’s Welding programs instructor is the longtime teacher and welding instructor Dennis Carrier. He is no stranger to going to nationals. He has created many amazing welders for years. This year’s class is very special to him. Berlin will represent the state in Louisville, KY at the national championships in June!!

SkillsUSA NH Appreciation Night

SkillsUSA NH Appreciation Night

SkillsUSA New Hampshire in partnership with the Manchester Monarchs is pleased to announce SkillsUSA New Hampshire Appreciation Night at the Manchester Monarch’s on April 7, 2018 at 6:00pm. SkillsUSA Members, Advisors, Business Partners, Alumni, Family and Friends are all invited to attend this wonderful event. The cost per ticket is $10.00 (Normally $25.00). Come celebrate a night of fun and company as we celebrate the success of the 2018 State Conference and the 2017-2018 School Year. Let’s pack the house !!       Tickets

SkillsUSA NH Seeking New Board Members

SkillsUSA NH Seeking New Board Members

SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. We provide quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. We build and reinforce self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives’, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

Industry members, secondary and postsecondary level career and technical education directors and instructors we are looking for you! The Board of Directors for SkillsUSA will have openings this July. Interested parties should complete the application and submit as directed. Please submit applications by July 15th, 2017.  Click here for more information.

SkillsUSA NH Welcomes a New State Director

SkillsUSA NH Welcomes a New State Director

SkillsUSA New Hampshire would like to announce the arrival of Joshua Brunk as the organization’s State Director. Joshua arrives to us from Pennsylvania with fourteen years as a member of SkillsUSA. Joshua is returning to his home state of New Hampshire to support the goals of SkillsUSA New Hampshire. He will be an asset as we cultivate new opportunities for our schools and communities to benefit from SkillsUSA.

Joshua has served SkillsUSA since 2002. He has been involved in SkillsUSA as a student competitor, delegate, State Officer, Alumni, and Advisor. In 2011 he earned his SkillsUSA National Statesmen’s Award, and in 2014 he earned his SkillsUSA Professional Development Program International Degree. He was also named the National Outstanding Alumni of the Year in 2014.

Joshua holds an Associate’s degree in Hospitality Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is currently taking online classes at Johnson and Wales University for a Master’s degree in Hospitality Operations. Joshua joins SkillsUSA New Hampshire after working for the following companies: The Hershey Company, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, and Milton Hershey School.

“I am excited to take on the position of SkillsUSA NH State Director. When I joined in 2002 I didn’t know where this organization would take me.  Now, almost 14 years later I can say, with confidence, that SkillsUSA changed my life for the better. As State Director, I want to get as many people involved in SkillsUSA as I can. From personal experience, I know our organization is making a difference in people, both personally and professionally.”-Joshua Brunk

Please join us in welcoming Joshua to our state organization.

Finally, we would like to thank Kate Krumm for three years of dedicated service to SkillsUSA New Hampshire.