SNHU's Upskilling Initiative

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) — Goal 2 Initiative SNHU's Upskilling Initiative

Southern New Hampshire University's (SNHU) upskilling initiative supports unemployed and furloughed workers who were laid off during the pandemic.

Through reskilling and upskilling opportunities for underemployed and unemployed workers at SNHU, these students can better prepare themselves for a career in the wake of COVID.

At SNHU, we have long known that we will need more pathways to meaningful employment for the new economy, especially for underserved learners. As we emerge from the recession brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are looking for opportunities to upskill and we are thrilled to support the workforce needs and put learners on the path to meaningful and rewarding careers.

Paul LeBlanc, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Initiative Differentiators

This initiative provides alternative credentials that lead to stackable pathways to a job and a degree. This will enable workers to move in and out of the workforce and higher education system in a more agile way.

Key Interventions and Milestones

SNHU's reskilling program brings alternative credentials to market for in-demand jobs and technical skills. The timeframe will be accelerated by SNHU’s recent partnership with alternative credential provider, Kenzie Academy. Results will likely be available to learners in less than one year.

Expected Impact

The initiative aims to increase the number of programs available to learners and the total number of learners who complete the alternative credentials programs offered.