CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire business, education and policy leaders are creating a new coalition to improve education and create stronger working relationships among the three sectors.
The New Hampshire Coalition for Business and Education will be led by Tom Raffio, president of Northeast Delta Dental and chairman of the New Hampshire Board of Education. Others involved include the state department of education, the New Hampshire High Technology Council and the New Hampshire College and University Council.
Fred Kocher, president of the technology council, says one focus will be helping business owners who say they have jobs that require degrees in science, technology, engineering and math but not enough qualified applicants to fill them.
The group is holding its first meeting Thursday and will meet again in June to outline a yearlong plan.