I Build NH

'I Build NH' is a partnership between New Hampshire PBS and Associated Builders and Contractors, New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter. The partnership creates opportunity for students and young adults to explore a career in the trades.

At this moment there are thousands of well-paying jobs in New Hampshire that are going unfilled. In fact, it’s a national problem. This year there are 440,000 skilled construction jobs open and in need of individuals that want to make a career in the trades. As a society we’ve encouraged traditional college pathways, but that’s changing with a renewed focus on STEM. Construction jobs are available that are high-wage, high-tech and right here in New Hampshire. Post-secondary education in N.H.(including apprenticeships) are creating a greater trained workforce for skilled trades occupations.

Major funding for I Build NH provided by: EnviroVantage, NH Department of Education, Bureau of Career Development, Harvey Building Products, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Chinburg Properties, Engelberth Construction, Inc., Kennebunk Savings, Metro Walls, NorthPoint Construction Management, LLC®, Granite State Plumbing & Heating, LLC, Methuen Construction


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