Build Skills. Build Confidence. Build Your Career.

WorkReadyNH is a tuition-free professional development course for career-minded individuals who want to improve their workplace skills and add a national recognized credential to their resume. WorkReadyNH helps companies foster a skilled workforce and find qualified applicants and employees.

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:

  • Interviews
  • Employer Expectations
  • Safety
  • Harassment/Diversity
  • Communication
  • Team Building
  • Ethics
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service


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 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

Benefits to Career-Builders

  • Improve the skills employers want most
  • Improve confidence
  • Earn 2 certificates for resume
  • Increase earning power

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

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.”