Growing the Economy through Information Technology (Get IT NH)

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Growing the Economy through Information Technology (Get IT NH) received a $2.5 Million Round Four TAACCCT grant award to improve student preparation for jobs in the IT field, which are in high demand in the state of New Hampshire and surrounding region. This project entailed considerable interaction with local and regional IT and technology companies through regular communications and meetings initiated by the Get IT team, convening of advisory boards, internship placement, and surveys of employer needs. Development of the common core foundational IT courses and 11 1-year certificates were intertwined with understanding and addressing employers’ skill needs.

Defining Features of Project:

  • Creation of a series of “Common Core” IT courses that align with select courses in all seven Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) colleges, which are transferrable to NHTI.
  • Development of 11 new information technology (IT) certificate programs to address local and regional industry demand.
  • Incorporation of new practices and processes that support program completion and employment, including career counseling, improved prior learning assessment (PLA) methods, a Mindful Communication latticed program, and accelerated remediation and program courses.
  • Establishment of a new Digital Fabrication Laboratory for the integration of IT and industrial design work.

Project and Outcome Report
ProjectGrowing the Economy through Information Technology (Get IT NH)
InstitutionNHTI-Concord's Community College
Outcome ReportGet IT NH Final Evaluation Report
Industry SectorInformation Technology
Grant Completed9/30/18
Grant Amount$2,500,000
State Profile ReportNew Hampshire State Profile Report
Participation Metrics
Participation716 participants
Completed program of study76 students
Participants earning credentials14 students
Employment*Not available

*= As of the time of the Final Evaluation Report
Source: Grantee’s Third-Party Evaluation