Build skills.  Build confidence. Build your career.

WorkReadyNH is a practical, tuition-free program designed to meet the needs of job seekers and career builders by providing training in specific skills that employers are looking for in their current and future employees.

WorkReadyNH is Now Enrolling for Face-to-Face Classes at GBCC Portsmouth and GBCC Rochester, and Online Classes.

The two key components to this tuition-FREE intensive training course are:

Soft Skills

Soft skills are the most important skills there are in the workforce. Participants attend 60 hours of classroom instruction in a simulated workplace setting where they practice using the skills that employers want most.

Soft Skills Include:

  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Employer Expectations
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Workplace Sensitivity
  • Communication Strategies
  • Team Building
  • Business Ethics
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • Personal Branding


ACT’s WorkKeys exam assesses and credentials workplace math, reading, and graphic literacy skills. Pass with a 3 or above and receive the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) from ACT.

National Career Readiness Certificate

Platinum: Skills for 99% of the jobs in ACT’s extensive databaseGold: Skills for 90% of the jobs in ACT’s extensive database
Silver: Skills for 65% of the jobs in ACT’s extensive databaseBronze:  Skills for 35% of the jobs in ACT’s extensive database

Benefits to Career-Builders

  • Improve the skills employers want most
  • Improve your confidence
  • Earn two highly recognized certificates for resume
  • Increase earning power
  • Let employers know you have the skills they want and need!

Benefits to Employers

WorkReadyNH was developed after discussions with New Hampshire employers LIKE YOU who want to strengthen their workforce. Companies want employees who can:

    • Read and apply workplace information
    • Analyze information to determine correct actions
    • Work together with co-workers to get the job done
    • Be effective and efficient in their jobs

For more information visit:

Contact Us

This is a tuition-FREE program and available only to NH residents.

Phone: (603) 427-7636

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WorkReadyNH is a partnership between CCSNH and the NH Department of Employment Security. Funding is provided through the NH Job Training Fund. 

The Community College System of NH is an equal opportunity employer. Adaptive equipment is available upon request to persons with disabilities.