The New Hampshire Forum on the Future
The New Hampshire Forum on the Future — comprised of business, education and public policy leaders – is committed to ensuring a workforce of highly educated and well-trained citizens to sustain New Hampshire’s economic prosperity.
Because the needs of business, higher education and policy are increasingly interconnected, the continued vitality of our evolving economy depends on our ability to anticipate future needs. Whether it’s building awareness, creating access to affordable higher education or specialized workforce training, addressing these needs requires new levels of collaboration in an economy driven by information.
The Forum acts as a catalyst to bring together the strengths and assets of educational, business, and policy entities to facilitate partnerships, share best practices, and discover new ways to work together to ensure New Hampshire’s success in the 21st century economy.
Building Partnerships to grow New Hampshire’s Economic Success.
Staying competitive in a changing and mobile economy requires our state’s educational institutions and businesses to collaborate in new and innovative ways. The fastest growing sectors in the new economy require highly trained workers with continuous lifelong learning needs. Business-educational partnerships lead to more effective, accessible and affordable ways to transfer skills and knowledge, often times outside of the traditional classroom, in ways that allow more people to access learning. Working together… makes us better.
The Forum acts as a catalyst to bring together the strengths and assets of educational, business and policy entities to facilitate partnerships, share best practices and discover new ways to work together to ensure New Hampshire’s success in the 21st century economy.
- 7 out of 10 of New Hampshire’s fastest growing jobs over the next 10 years require a post-secondary degree
- Demand for college-educated workers is forecasted to outpace supply nationwide
- Mobile workforce creates competition for New Hampshire grads
- Fast changing economy requires lifelong learning and training, creating older, non-traditional student population
- New economy jobs require highly specific training
- New Hampshire higher education costs outpace inflation
- Declining government resources