Connecting Employers to Learners

How “Work! As Learning” Is Providing a Win-win for Students and New Hampshire Employers


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Wal Tile 160x115 1Employers struggling with recruiting new workers can find value with secondary students looking for workplace experience before graduation. To help bridge this gap, the NH Department of Education has endorsed a career pathway platform, Awato LLC, to provide these students with academic credit and fill vacant roles in local businesses.

This free webinar will explore how the NH Department of Education’s “Work! As Learning” program pairs businesses with secondary students, subsidizes their wages and builds a workforce pipeline for the future of New Hampshire’s economy. Attendees will also learn how their business can benefit from the innovative program, which provides businesses with access to over 4,500 student workers. Find out how employers can use this tool to strengthen their workforce pipeline and make work-based learning affordable through the “Work! As Learning” wage-match program.

Original air date: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Click here to download a pdf of the PowerPoint slides from this presentation.


Nicolel200x200Nicole Levesque
Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Bureau of Career Development

Nicole is the current Work-based Learning Coordinator for the New Hampshire Education Department and is an experienced community liaison for industry and education.

Nicole is a graduate of Keene State College.


Colton200x200Colton Briggs
Work Based Learning Consultant, Awato

Colton is responsible for assembling an employer database for students to engage in Work Based Learning opportunities. Colton’s focus is on connecting students, employers and educators together to develop a workforce pipeline.

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