New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New Hampshire's mission is to promote CTE as a total educational philosophy, which will ensure that every citizen of New Hampshire graduates from high school ready and prepared for higher education and the world of work.

The Bureau of Career Development provides leadership and support for the CTE system at both secondary and postsecondary levels. This system provides education in career pathways leading to further education and employment opportunities. 

CTE Delivery: 

CTE is offered through the following institutions: 

  • Comprehensive high schools
  • Regional technical centers
  • Community colleges 
  • Four-year university
Secondary Indicators: 
Secondary Indicators2014-152015-16
Academic Skills - Reading/Language ArtsYesNo
Academic Skills - MathematicsYesNo
Technical Skill AttainmentYesYes
School CompletionYesYes
Student Graduation RatesYesYes
Nontraditional ParticipationYesYes
Nontraditional CompletionYesYes
Postsecondary Indicators: 
Postsecondary Indicators 2014-152015-16
Technical Skill AttainmentYesYes
Credential, Certificate or DegreeYesYes
Student Retention or TransferYesYes
Student PlacementYesYes
Nontraditional ParticipationYesNo
Nontraditional CompletionYesNo
Perkins Funding: 
YearFY 2015FY 2016
Total Perkins Funds Received$5,496,906$5,496,906
Percentage distributed to Secondary80%
Percentage distributed to Postsecondary20%
Career Clusters: 
New Hampshire has adopted the National Career Clusters® Framework and is implementing programs in all of the 16 Career Clusters. In New Hampshire, Career Clusters are used to offer an infrastructure for a seamless educational transition between all learner levels and a tool for career guidance and course organization.
In order to effectively implement Career Clusters, New Hampshire has reorganized the work at the state level around Career Clusters to support effective transitions between secondary and postsecondary education, and has redirected state resources and personnel to support the implementation process.
Several delivery methods are being used to implement Career Clusters including National Academy Foundation Academies, Tech Prep and high school reform efforts.
Programs of Study: 

New Hampshire is currently implementing Programs of Study in the following Career Clusters:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster
  • Architecture & Construction Career Cluster
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster
  • Business Management & Administration Career Cluster
  • Education & Training Career Cluster
  • Finance Career Cluster
  • Government & Public Administration Career Cluster
  • Health Science Career Cluster
  • Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster
  • Human Services Career Cluster
  • Information Technology Career Cluster
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Career Cluster
  • Manufacturing Career Cluster
  • Marketing Career Cluster
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster


Perkins Eligible Agency: 

New Hampshire Department of Education

State Director: 
Mr. Eric Feldborg, EdD
Director of Career and Technical Eudcation &
Administrator, Career Development Bureau
New Hampshire Department of Education
21 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Secondary to Postsecondary Transition & Alignment: 

New Hampshire offers dual enrollment, concurrent/transcripted credit, and Career Pathways Plans of Study to ease the transition from secondary to postsecondary. New Hampshire does not have statewide articulation agreements. Concurrent enrollment programs are implemented and managed by the relevant postsecondary institution and develop at the local level. Secondary and postsecondary CTE programs are required to maintain credit transfer agreements as part of the criteria for federal Perkins funds. New Hampshire Department of Education provides guidance and resources to support the local articulation agreements.

Resources & Data: 

See here for an explanation of the data used for state profiles.