Concord, NH—Granite State College and the New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) are proud to introduce a new partnership, which will create professional development opportunities for members of the Association.
With a diverse membership base in the food industry that ranges from suppliers to retailers, producers to distributors, and more; NHGA members and their employees will benefit from the online and hybrid learning opportunities presented by Granite State College. Through this partnership, companies that may not have local opportunities to access professional development will gain customized workshops for their industry at an affordable rate from New Hampshire’s #1 College for Adult Learners.
“This is a great way for all segments of the food industry to retain its talented workforce and help their employees to advance their careers,” says John Dumais, NHGA’s president.
“We’re taking a personalized approach to the professional development workshops for NHGA,” said Johnna Herrick-Phelps, vice provost for academic affairs at Granite State. “We’ve surveyed its membership so we can custom fit these sessions to exactly what they need to strengthen their workforce.”
As the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) institution that specializes in higher education for working adult students, Granite State College has always prioritized aligning its degree programs with the state’s workforce development priorities. With over 90% of its student population currently employed in full- or part-time jobs, the typical Granite State College student already contributes to New Hampshire workforce and is pursuing higher education for career development or change. Today, Granite State College is working directly with the state’s employers and organizations like the New Hampshire Grocers Association to diversify and grow the range of learning opportunities and solutions that can help strengthen businesses’ and organizations’ incumbent workforce.
To learn more about Professional Development at Granite State College and sign up for updates, visit granite.edu/PDlaunch.
Laurie Goupil, Vice Chair of the NH Grocers Association, signs partnership agreement with Mark Rubinstein, President of Granite State College.