Concord – Senator Molly Kelly (D-Keene), chair of the Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council, offered the following statement to applaud a successful Manufacturing Week inNew Hampshire:
“Recognizing the importance of manufacturing’s role in New Hampshire’s economy and connecting students with our state’s innovative businesses is vital to our future and to keeping New Hampshire’s economy moving in the right direction. I want to thank Governor Hassan for her efforts in highlighting our state’s manufacturing and I applaud and the NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership for bringing New Hampshire’s manufacturers and educational institutions together and making this week such a success.”
Governor Hassan proclaimed October 2 through October 9 as Manufacturing Week in New Hampshire. According to the Governor’s office, middle and high school students across the state made more than 1,600 visits to more than 40 businesses and the state’s community colleges.
“A quality education not only prepares our children for a brighter future, but it helps expand opportunities for all. A strong and well-educated workforce helps attract new, good-paying jobs to New Hampshire and strengthens our economy as a whole,” said Sen. Kelly.“Our state has a vibrant history of manufacturing, but we need to do everything we can to ensure that New Hampshire continues to lead the innovation economy of the 21st century. Connecting our students to careers in manufacturing is an important step in ensuring that we have a strong workforce that helps attract new businesses, creates new jobs, and keeps our state’s economy moving in the right direction.”