“Creating Workforce Solutions through ApprenticeshipNH” Webinar
Part of the Chamber's 2021 Business Education series
Join us for our “Creating Workforce Solutions through ApprenticeshipNH” webinar featuring:
Mary Ann Gaschnig, Apprentice and Business Outreach Specialist, ApprenticeshipNH – High School Program
Anne Banks is the High School Apprenticeship/SAE 2020 Grant Manager
ApprenticeshipNH, an initiative of the Community College System of New Hampshire, has developed a flexible workforce solution through the expansion of registered apprenticeships throughout the Granite State. Registered apprenticeships combine hands-on training and classroom education that help to upskill employees while also supporting employers’ hiring needs. The initiative works with businesses in high-growth industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, and construction to create pre-apprenticeship to registered apprenticeship pathways for adults and community members, incumbent workers, and high school students.
Mary Ann Gaschnig is the Apprentice and Business Outreach Specialist for ApprenticeshipNH- High School Program, an initiative of the Community College System of NH. Prior to her work with ApprenticeshipNH, Mary Ann worked at Manchester Community College, Keene State College, and Bow High School managing career development programs. She is a Global Career Development Facilitator and participated in the Penn/Edinburgh International Exchange Program at the University of Edinburgh. Mary Ann earned her MSW from University of Pennsylvania and BA from Boston University. She has extensive experience directing career, education, and community initiatives in academic, government, and non-profit settings.
Anne Banks is the High School Apprenticeship/SAE 2020 Grant Manager for the Community College System of NH. She and her team work as liasons between industry and education to develop pre-apprenticeship to registered apprenticeship pathways for high school students and under-represented populations. Anne began her career with The Community College System three years ago as the Workforce Development Administrator where she was responsible for the oversight of WorkReadyNH and a member of the ApprenticeshipNH team. Before joining The Community College System, she worked as an educator for Pittsfield Middle High School. During her time as an educator, she helped guide students through career exploration and developed credit bearing Extended Learning Opportunities. She also owned and operated a local health club and has held various management positions throughout her career. Anne has a passion for blending her experience in business and education to help develop a strong workforce for the state of NH.