Build Skills. Build Confidence. 

Build Your Career. 

WorkReadyNH is a tuition-FREE course designed to help job seekers succeed and companies find qualified employees.

How it Works:

Online Classroom

Participate in a blend of online group and independent work where you will learn powerful soft skills that include:

  • Building a Personal Profile
  • Showcasing Your Skills
  • Knowing what Employers Expect
  • Communication Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Customer Service
  • Business Ethics
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Harassment and Diversity
  • Creating Your Personal Brand

Online Independent Work 

Improve essential workplace skills through online self-paced tutorials that include:

  • Reading Workplace Documents
  • Applied Math
  • Graphs and Charts


As part of the program you will be assessed on your ability to use soft skills and essential workplace skills to earn a WorkReadyNH Certificate and a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC®). 

What you’ll do:

  • Understand how to better use your personal strengths
  • Improve problem solving
  • Engage in teamwork activities
  • Work effectively and efficiently
  • Develop and refine professional skills
  • Practice goal setting and time management
  • Sharpen essential workplace skills
  • Learn tips to create a more powerful resume
  • Boost interview skills

Graduates earn three highly recognized credentials:

 WorkReadyNH Soft Skills Digital Badge


To learn more about the WorkReadyNH Badge please
click here 

WorkReadyNH Certificate

This credential from the Community College System of NH signals to employers that the graduate has gained the soft skills employers want most.

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Issued by ACT, the NCRC is a portable, evidenced-based credential that measures essential workplace skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success. The certificate levels are tied to an extensive database of careers           


Platinum: Skills for 99% of the jobs in ACT’s extensive database


Gold: Skills for 90% of the jobs in ACT’s extensive database


Silver: Skills for 65% of the jobs in ACT’s extensive database


Bronze: Skills for 35% of the jobs in ACT’s extensive database

WorkReadyNH in the News:

WorkReadyNH Prepares Employees with Soft Skills


Portsmouth Naval Shipyard partnered with WorkReadyNH as part of a “Whole Person Development Initiative” to help employees grow their careers. Click here for full article.

Who WorkReadyNH graduates are:

WorkReadyNH graduates come from all walks of life and are committed to their professional growth. Their most frequent comments are that they wish that the program was longer and that the #1 thing they gained from WorkReadyNH was CONFIDENCE!

  • Age – 16 – 80+ years old
  • Education – No high school diploma to Master’s and Ph.D.
  • Work Experience – No experience to 50+ years of experience from all job sectors
  • Employment status – unemployed, underemployed, fully employed

Benefits to Job Seekers

  • Improve the skills employers want most
  • Update your resume and interview skills
  • Earn 2 certificates

Then 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
  • Are effective and efficient in their jobs

Learn more about WorkReadyNH at

Contact Us

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

[email protected]

Connect With Us

Click on the Facebook and LinkedIn icons below to connect with WorkReadyNH and see what goes on in the class.

Mission Statement

The mission of WorkReadyNH is to strengthen NH’s workforce through the dynamic delivery of high quality training and certification in essential workplace skills to benefit participants, employers, and the greater NH community.

In partnership with:

Jean Wetherby
HR Manager, Whelen Engineering

“If I saw WorkReadyNH on a resume, I’d be very interested in the person. Soft skills is the piece that we need most. We can train for the skills needed to do the job, yet soft skills is where we fall short.”

Charlie Chobanian

“The program was great in making me realize how important it is to build relationships with people in the workforce. These soft skills matter a lot to your employers and employees.”

Ralston Blair

Ralston Blair

“My experience in this program has been invaluable, informative, and very instructive. Overall, it empowers and enhances the coping skills required for a work-related environment. Great course!!!”

Dana Ruff

Dana Ruff

“I came into the program lost, I was really looking for direction. I hadn’t been in the workforce for 13 years and needed some skills on how to reenter it. This program gave me confidence, self-worth, and soft skills to go forth with finding a job.”

Scott Brown

“This program is extremely relevant to what is needed for successful individual development. This is a must for anyone just entering the workforce and certainly beneficial for those with many years of experience! You will not be disappointed!”

Kim Daponde

Kim Daponde

This class helped me to understand the differences in all of us and accept them. This has been a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this program to others!

Sara Ioannou

Sara Ioannou

When I was asked what I thought I would get from the WorkReadyNH program I said, “Nothing”, but boy was I surprised! It changed my life.

Spencer Willette

Spencer Willette

“This is a great program for anyone any age or experience level that wants to make themselves a more desirable and successful potential hire or employee.”

Sharmila Karki Niroula

Sharmila Karki Niroula

“I am an international immigrant who needs more information about the rules and regulations in USA. So, this program helped a lot. I would like to recommend my friends who are new to this area and want to improve their overall skills for their professional career.”