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New Hampshire Free Job Training for SNAP Beneficiaries-Boost Your Career!

SNAP Recipients: A Collaborative Effort in New Hampshire Free Job Training

 SNAP Recipients: A Collaborative Effort in New Hampshire Free Job Training. (PHOTO: NHPR)

Kim Runion’s Inspiring Story: From Doubt to College Success

According to NHPR Latino USA, New Hampshire is helping people who get food assistance (SNAP benefits) learn new skills for free training. This project is a team effort involving the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Manchester Community College and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The state is also providing career counselors to help them find job opportunities and improve skills in New Hampshire free job training. The main goal is to support people in starting careers especially in healthcare and other fields. Kim Runion, in charge of employment support at the Department of Health and Human Services shared her story of not thinking about going to college until her company paid for a class hoping that participants will realize they can do it too and that there are resources to help them.

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Expanding Opportunities for SNAP Recipients in New Hampshire

This program is backed by both the federal government and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. It’s seen as a success with 15 people finishing job training in healthcare, technology, or other areas. Around 45 people are currently getting help from career counselors. Many are interested in healthcare jobs and upcoming courses in April will train people to become phlebotomists, pharmacy technicians, and medical assistants. The program is open to people 18 or older who receive SNAP benefits and don’t get money from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

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