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Workforce Development

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Workforce Development program is responsible for creating and maintaining employment initiatives in each of the following areas:

  • Development of training and registered apprenticeship programs through the D-H Workforce Readiness Institute.
  • Partnerships with local high schools, vocational centers, community colleges and universities to engage young people who are just entering the workforce.
  • Creation of scholarships/partnerships with nursing and medical school programs to increase visibility, interest and retention.
  • Outreach to veterans and diverse populations to build relationships.
  • Knowledge sharing with D-H's affiliates, the New England Alliance for Health (NEAH) Hospitals and the High Value Health Collaborative (HVHC) to build best practices around workforce development.

Applications are now being accepted for spring 2018 programs!

See current training and employment opportunities

What people are saying about Workforce Development programs and students

"Our Medical Assistant Apprentice Program students took their national certification exam and achieved a 100 percent pass rate. This is a truly remarkable experience – we created a 10-week Medical Assistant program that taught the equivalent material (and more) of a much longer traditional program, and achieved certification on the first attempt."
Barbara Rieseberg, Director of Primary Care

"Thank you to Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Vermont HITEC, New Hampshire Employment Security and all of the partners from New Hampshire, Vermont and the federal government for working together to help prepare workers for good jobs in New Hampshire's growing health care industry. Efforts such as this partnership are critical to strengthening our workforce pipeline and providing our workers with the skills and innovative thinking needed for good, middle class jobs and I applaud all of those involved for preparing our workers for these exciting career opportunities."
Former New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

"The D-H Workforce Readiness Institute students exhibited more confidence within the department than a typical new hire. It was evident the shadowing and education enabled them to be more comfortable in the department on the very first day."
Linda M. Sawyer, R.Ph., Manager, Outpatient Services

"I am so glad to see this collaboration between government, our health care providers and our nonprofit sector to prepare participants for higher skill jobs at higher wages. The training, at no cost to participants who need jobs, will open up great career opportunities in the health care field and a better future."
Former Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

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