Join NH School Counselors and Others on November 8th

Join NH School Counselors and Others on November 8th

Last month, 30 NH school counselors got together at Manchester Community College and had a terrific interactive experience learning firsthand about 21st century careers and career readiness.  The reviews of this event were hugely positive (see attached on page 3-4).  Round #2 is on Election Day, November 8th in Lebanon, NH.  We will be touring and meeting leaders of Hypertherm Corp. and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital.

  • 8:20 am Arrive Lebanon at Hypertherm
  • 8:40 am Tour of HyperthermCorporation (cutting edge high tech advanced manufacturer of plasma cutters) Lebanon, NH
  • 11:40 Lunch
  • 12:30 pm Meeting and information sessions with Sarah Currier (Director, Workforce Development) of Dartmouth Hitchcock on their apprenticeship program where employee are demonstrating performance measures associated with competencies (assessed by doctors).
  • 1:30 pm Debrief and Process
  • 2:20 pm Leave Lebanon (OK leave earlier if needed)

Last month Mark Holden (ABC), Pete McNamara (NHADA), Mike Somers (NHLRA), Emily Gagnon (ex of Albany / Saffron), Chancellor Ross Gittell (CCSNH), and President Susan Huard (MCC) really set a high bar.  The dialog was tremendous — and energetically went both ways.  We want to keep the momentum.


To register contact School Counselor Leader Rebecca Schaefer  .  Also the next two events are: 1/17 and 3/10 details TBD.

Register Now for Girls Technology Days 2017

Register Now for Girls Technology Days 2017

Preregistration is now available for Girls Technology Day 2017!  This year there are three locations and dates to choose from:

                                         Tuesday, March 14 @NHTI in Concord

                                         Thursday, March 16 @UNH in Durham

                                         Friday, March 17 @MCC in Manchester

To preregister your 9th and 10th grade students for an event, please go to  

Preregistering allows you to state your preference for a location and date and tells us how many students you will be bringing. The site also includes the coming event’s photo release forms, sponsorship information, and much more. We will send information at a later date to register student groups for individual workshops.

Please feel free to forward this email to all sending schools within your region. Also, share the attached save the date and NHGTD school flyers with faculty and students.  If you have any questions, please contact me or my colleague, Jennifer Kiley (

We look forward to seeing you at GTD 2017!  Dates are filling up, so preregister now for your first choice!


Courtney Ritchings, Education Consultant
Career Development Bureau
NH Department of Education
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 20
Concord, NH 03301
W: 603-271-3809
C: 603-573-0166
F: 603-271-4079