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Workforce Development Initiative
Coming together to reimagine the construction workforce described in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act presents a phenomenal opportunity to reimagine how work gets done across the transportation construction industry. How can we promote rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure as an attractive option for people seeking new opportunities and developing their careers? The New Hampshire Good Roads Association (NHGRA) recognizes that our regional and national competitiveness, the standard of living, and future growth rests on our state’s transportation infrastructure. We look forward to partnering with leaders from across the state to create a task force, and to work collaboratively to identify, train, and support the highway construction workers of the future.
October 24, 2023 - NH Science Teachers' Association Fall Conference
Photos: The Workforce Development Committee put together a session titled "Where Science meets Industry: Quarries, Roads & Bridge Construction" which was presented by committee members Larry Major, Pike Industries and Pat L'Heureux, Severino Trucking Company. This was an excellent opportunity and we look forward to working with NHSTA on future events.
September 28 & 29, 2023 - NH Construction Career Days
Photos: Workforce Development Committee members spent two days visiting with students from throughout New Hampshire about careers in the highway construction industry. This was an excellent event - we were pleased to be a part of it and are looking forward to 2024!
July 12, 2023 - UNH Tech Camp Bus Tour
Photos: NHGRA members Weaver Brothers Construction Co. and Evroks Corporation hosted students from the UNH Tech Camp on their projects in Londonderry and Allenstown. Both projects highlighted different scales of work and types of construction with different challenges. The Bridge Tech Camp is for students interested in civil engineering. To learn more about the Bridge Tech Camp and other UNH Tech Camps visit their website at: https://ceps.unh.edu/outreach/tech-camp.
Workforce Development Committee
Larry Major, Pike Industries
Jason Riley, Maine Drilling & Blasting
Adam Bates, Weaver Brothers Construction Co.
Will Hess, Hess Engineering & Construction Consultants
Chris Robert, E.D. Swett, Inc.
Meghan Theriault, Town of Gilford
Pat L'Heureux, Severino Trucking Co.
Matt Valle, Haul Hub Technologies
Brenda Clemons, NH Good Roads Association
Contact the NHGRA office at email@example.com if you’re interested in participating with the Workforce Development Initiative. The time commitment can really be whatever you can afford. Maybe you just want to contribute some ideas that the Initiative can work on? Just let us know!