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February 28, 2017

Report says local industries key to job-training programs

For companies that are having trouble filling blue-collar jobs, effective training programs appear to need coordination with local industries in order to work.

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February 28, 2017

Students tour GBCC Advanced Technology and Academic Center

ROCHESTER — Students from six area high schools from New Hampshire and Maine toured Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology and Academic Center (ATAC) recently. The juniors and seniors learned firsthand how degree programs in composites manufacturing, nondestructive testing and CNC are preparing graduates for high demand jobs with competitive salaries in aerospace, marine, automotive and manufacturing.

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February 23, 2017

The Retraining Paradox

by RUTH GRAHAM

Many Americans need jobs, or want better jobs, while employers have good jobs they can’t fill. Matching them up is the tricky part.

When Nathan Kecy graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire a decade ago with a bachelor’s degree in communications, he found himself with about $10,000 in debt and few clear career options. He first found work as a door-to-door salesman (“a pyramid scheme,” he recalls) and then in telemarketing. Finally he landed a job as an infrastructure specialist for Datamatic, a Texas-based water-meter-technology company. He was traveling across the country installing meters, making a decent salary. But he lost his job after the company restructured in 2012, he said, and soon he found that his skills weren’t easily transferable to a new field; Datamatic’s technology was proprietary, and his expertise in the company’s installation program wasn’t appealing to employers outside that particular industry. He tried going into business with a friend, but the relationship soured. By then he had a baby and a fiancée, and he felt stuck.

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February 14, 2017

High School Students Learn about ACM, NDT and CNC

by Lisa Proulx

High School Students from New Hampshire and Maine Tour and Participate in Hands-on Demos at GBCC’s Advanced Technology & Academic Center

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January 24, 2017

Great Bay Community College Partners with Digital Marketing Center to launch Digital Marketing Bootcamps in February

Portsmouth, NH - Marketing in the digital world is very complex, and having a full understanding of the tools that make organizations visible to target audiences is critical. To address the learning curve, Great Bay Community College (GBCC) has partnered with a new nonprofit organization, the Digital Marketing Center: Seacoast (DMC Seacoast) to launch three digital marketing certification programs. All three include working directly with local companies to ensure experiential learning during the courses.

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January 24, 2017

Massage Therapy Clinic at Great Bay Community College Accepting Appointments

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – The massage therapy clinic is currently open at Great Bay Community College’s Portsmouth campus.  The general public can make an appointment for a 55 minute massage provided by a student enrolled in the College’s Massage Therapy Certificate Program.

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January 20, 2017

Great Bay Community College asks for state support

by Paul Briand, Seacoastonline

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College showcased its business and education partnerships - and lobbied for more state funding - at a legislative breakfast Friday.

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January 18, 2017

GBCC Expands Short-Term Training Programs

by Bob Keyes

GBCC Expands Short-Term Training Programs  

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January 13, 2017

New Exhibit Opens at Great Bay Community College’s Gateway Gallery

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Artists from the New Hampshire Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art exhibit present “At Large”, a collection of painting, prints and mixed media in works that revel in size.  All pieces in the exhibit will be larger than 22 inches. 

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January 12, 2017

Great Bay Community College students fan out as volunteers

by Bob Keyes

PORTSMOUTH — Great Bay Community College is offering students more chances to volunteer in the community.

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January 6, 2017

Vining to guide GBCC's new softball program

by Andrew Longeteig

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College has hired Mike Vining as the school's first softball coach to lead the Herons into its inaugural season beginning fall 2017.

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January 5, 2017

Calero to coach GBCC's inaugural baseball team

by Mike Whaley

PORTSMOUTH - After a 20-year hiatus, college baseball is returning to the Seacoast.

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December 28, 2016

Great Bay Community College offers new Business Relationship Management Course

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College introduces a new, 16-week Business Relationship Management class in January.  The new three-credit course (MKGT201) will focus on understanding the importance of developing, managing and retaining quality business relationships. Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management tools and software, a popular contact management system (CRM) used in the business and marketing sector, will be introduced and utilized.  According to Ray Pasquale, an adjunct professor in Business Administration at GBCC, it is one of several similar systems available in real-world applications.  Enrollment is now open for the course offered at the College’s Portsmouth campus.

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December 27, 2016

Solving the education dilemma - The quest for affordability should be the norm rather than the exception

by Casey Snyder and Tom Sedoric

Never has the need for education been so great, yet never have the majority of options consumed such a high percentage of gross income, nor left students with such burdening sums of student loan debt. No state represents this conundrum better than New Hampshire which was recently ranked first for the highest average debt per student ($36,101) upon graduation. This cost benefit analysis is no longer a dilemma for only lower and middle class families – it’s now a conundrum for most families, especially if they have more than one child.  It’s increasingly important that we explore and understand all of the educational options within an evolving workplace, while prioritizing the importance of value. Fortunately, Community Colleges, especially our own Great Bay Community College, are raising the bar and are likely to drive innovative educational solutions throughout the state. 

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December 20, 2016

Free WorkReady NH Program Opens Door to Job Opportunities, Promotion and Career Change for Over 2500 NH Residents

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH -  More than 2,500 New Hampshire residents have sharpened their workplace skills and made themselves more attractive to employers since fall 2011 through WorkReadyNH, a model workforce development program offered through the Community College System of New Hampshire.

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December 16, 2016

Great Bay Community College to host open house

ROCHESTER and PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College will be hosting an Open House from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, January 5th at their Portsmouth campus at the Pease International Tradeport and at their campus in Rochester, the Advanced Technology & Academic Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about over 50 degree and certificate programs including new degree programs in Bioengineering, Analytics, History, English, Psychology, Fine Arts and certificate programs in Practical Data Science. New short-term certificate programs will be offered starting this January at the College's Rochester center in Nondestructive Testing, Medical Assisting, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, CNC and Supervision & Business Communication.

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December 11, 2016

PHS offers computer science pathway

by Suzanne Laurent

PORTSMOUTH - Reece Carolan and Jeffrey Pitts have the chance to earn 12 computer science credits from Great Bay Community College - without leaving their high school.

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December 2, 2016

GBCC’S New A.S. degree in Analytics Positions Students for In-Demand Data Science Career

by Bob Keyes

PORTSMOUTH - As a little boy, Bob Rudis imagined having super powers like the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound or travel at the speed of light. As a middle-age man, his superpowers are effective in other ways.
Rudis, an adjunct math teacher at Great Bay Community College, has the ability to take limitless amounts of raw data, sort it and make sense of it so the world functions more smoothly, smartly and efficiently.
Rudis, a chief data scientist for the Boston software company Rapid7, is helping Great Bay launch a new associate’s degree program in analytics. It’s a family effort. Rudis’ wife, Mary, heads up Great Bay’s math department, and together they are spearheading an initiative they believe will help distinguish Great Bay by offering an associate’s degree in one of the top growth fields in the information economy.

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December 1, 2016

Great Bay CC and UNH Manchester Celebrate Ongoing Commitment to Transfer Pathway Programs

by Lisa Proulx

Latest program offers direct pathway from A.S. to B.S. in Analytics

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November 7, 2016

Great Bay Community College Offers New Non-destructive Testing Certificate Program

by Lisa Proulx

ROCHESTER – Great Bay Community College (GBCC) will begin offering a new Non-destructive Training (NDT) certificate as part of its Advanced Materials Manufacturing Program. Designed in partnership with industry experts, the Non-destructive Training Certificate Program aims to meet the hiring demands of businesses like Hitchiner Manufacturing Co and Safran Aerospace Composites who seek skilled specialists in non-destructive testing. The program will be run out of the Rochester campus, where space is being built out to meet the needs of this unique program.

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