At Cheshire Career Center, Kuster Discusses Efforts to Support Workforce Development Initiatives
(Keene, NH)- Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) met with community, business and education leaders at the Cheshire Career Center to discuss efforts to support skills training and workforce development programs in the Monadnock Region. Kuster has introduced the Workforce Development Investment Act, which would create tax incentives to encourage companies to partner with education providers to develop workforce training programs for skills that are in demand within their community or region. It would also create a separate credit for the cost of direct training conducted as part of an educational partnership or licensed apprenticeship. This spring, Kuster will be announcing a workforce development agenda which will include comprehensive legislative solutions to increase economic opportunity in New Hampshire and across the country.
“Today’s rapidly changing economy demands that workers are able to access the training to fit the jobs of the 21st century,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “The Cheshire Career Center, River Valley Community College and Keene State College are spearheading the types of workforce development, on-the-job training skills, and business and education partnerships that are going to help the Granite State continue to grow and succeed. Their insight is critical as I work with my colleagues to develop policies that will increase opportunity for people across New Hampshire and around the country.”
Kuster was joined by Lisa Danley, Director of the Cheshire Career Center; Phil Suter, President/CEO of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce; Dan Osborn, Coordinator of Workforce and Community Education at River Valley Community College; Kate Hickey, Program Director at the Hannah Grimes center; Dan Henderson, Director of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives at Keene State College; Ana Gonzalez, Human Resources at Bensonwood, and Cheshire Career Center students, among others.