Workforce Resources


Our People

59% of the 75,774 residents of  Cheshire County are in the 20-65 age range, the median age in Keene is 34 years, and 93% of adults across the county are high school graduates.     (,

Keene State College

Employers utilize KSC for job-related courses and workshops, and KSC also develops custom training for local business needs as well as for career advancement goals.  KSC is actively developing close partnerships with companies in the region.

River Valley Community College

RVCC has an active business and Industry Training Center that caters to local business needs.  RVCC receives grant funding for industry training through the NH Job Training Grant Fund.

Antioch University

AUNE offers  graduate programs in education, environmental studies, management, counseling & therapy and clinical psychology with an emphasis on sustainability.

Cheshire Career Center

The CCC serves high school students throughout the region.  Disciplines include accounting, advanced manufacturing, business, computer science, construction, health science, pre-engineering, and more.  See a full listing here.

Keene Community Education

KCE is the adult education division of the Keene School District and offers a broad variety of training including electrical, plumbing and machining trades.   KCE provides a variety of academic, vocational and enrichment classes and apprenticeships that are essential to providing the local work force with the skills and qualifications necessary to meet business and industry employment needs.