No Cost Engineering Training Program Leads To Advanced Careers In NH

Seeking A Career In NH? Free Engineering Training is Available

New Hampshire enjoys a strong economy, high standard of living and many fun outdoor activities to enjoy year round. Thanks to the state's low unemployment rate, now is one of the best times in decades to be looking for a career in NH, and with Hitchiner Manufacturing's free engineering training, long-term opportunities are now more available than ever.

Career Growth

In 2018, Hitchiner announced an $80 million expansion and construction of a new 90,000-square-foot facility in Milford, where the company is headquartered, that will create up to 100 new jobs. As Hitchiner Manufacturing looks to the future, it has developed training and internship programs to expand their current workforce, as well as the workforce of tomorrow.

Engineering Careers in NH with Hitchiner's Training Program

One such training program is the Engineering Certificate Program, which was created in 2015 in collaboration with Keene State College as part of the school's continuing education engineering certificate program. Offered to Hitchiner Manufacturing employees at no cost to them, all classes take place at our Milford campus and run about two hours twice a week for 8 to 12 weeks.

Participants must pass a series of 11 classes aimed at preparing students for entry-level salaried employment opportunities at Hitchiner Manufacturing as well as preparing them for long-term career advancement, including drafting, CAD, basic math and even communication and public speaking skills. The full certificate program takes roughly three years to complete.

The program serves not only as a recruiting tool in a tight job market where companies are competing for the best candidates, but it's also a way to help motivated employees advance their career at the company.

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High School Internship Program

Hitchiner Manufacturing has engaged with local school districts and educational institutions to encourage young students to look at a career in manufacturing. For nearly a decade, Hitchiner Manufacturing has offered a high school internship program which provides an incredible opportunity for high schoolers to learn alongside full-time Hitchiner Manufacturing employees in areas such as engineering, sales and marketing, and information technology. The program has been so successful; At any point in time, Hitchiner will have as many as 8 student interns. 

The program was created to give high school students the opportunity to learn directly from Hitchiner Manufacturing employees but also making sure they have time for school work and other activities. To ensure this balance, students are allowed to work on weekends and anytime after 12:40 p.m. on weekdays. To qualify for the credit, students work roughly five to six hours a week, for a minimum of 65 hours per semester. Courses cover a wide range of business principles, such as business etiquette and management, graphic arts, accounting skills, and basic computer programming. They're assigned mentors, Hitchiner Manufacturing employees, also work with the students to develop these skills over time and provide feedback.

For students and the employees in the Hitchiner Manufacturing engineering programs, their eyes are not only opened to the job opportunities in their community, but it also provides them with some of the skills they need to launch their careers in NH. For Hitchiner Manufacturing, these programs are investing in the workers of the future.

Career Opportunities At Hitchiner Manufacturing

Hitchiner employees are our most valuable asset, and full-time careers are available now in New Hampshire.  We are dedicated to seeing that each team member is treated with fairness and respect, and we are proud to invest in your success by providing tuition assistance. Hitchiner is a leader in workforce development, placing a high value on education and training. View our current career opportunities and learn why 60% of our employees have stayed with Hitchiner for over ten years.