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PORTSMOUTH — John Kodzis knows firsthand the difficulties of hiring workers into manufacturing jobs.
“We have openings in all of our divisions,” said Kodzis, president and CEO of IPSUMM, a product development company at Pease International Tradeport focused on creative design using practiced engineering and manufacturing skills. “Signing people is tough.”
It is a lament shared by manufacturers throughout the region, a frustration the University of New Hampshire hopes to address with a grant from the National Science Foundation.
DURHAM -- The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to launch a pilot project in collaboration with the state’s community colleges and advanced manufacturing partners, according to U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. The partnership will work to address the workforce needs of New Hampshire’s advanced manufacturing sector.