WorkReadyNH offers tuition free training Feb. 28 – March 23

BERLIN — White Mountains Community College will offer a tuition free four-week session of WorkReadyNH at the WMCC Berlin campus, 2020 Riverside Drive, from Feb. 28, to March 23.

Since fall of 2011, more than 2700 New Hampshire residents have sharpened their workplace skills and made themselves more attractive to employers through WorkReadyNH. This valuable professional development training focuses on soft skills and critical thinking skills, helping job seekers – and those seeking career advancement - to improve skills employers cite as essential to workplace success.

According to WorkReadyNH Program Director, Judy Woodward, “Whether someone is entering the workplace for the first time or they have many years of experience, the class has something to offer. We recently adjusted our class schedule to allow more employed people to attend, holding classes just three days per week for four weeks: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.”

WorkReadyNH helps participants improve and document skill levels and articulate how their skills match those needed for employment or advancement. As part of the training, participants are able to hear directly from area employers and human resource specialists as to what employers really want in highly sought-after employees or applicants. Graduates earn two credentials: the National Career Readiness Certificate and the WMCC WorkReadyNH Certificate.

“WorkReadyNH continues to receive rave reviews from graduates and employers alike” said Woodward. “Graduates report that the training helped them to be better prepared for the job search process and the workplace in general. Employers enjoy participating in WRNH activities as guest speakers or mock interviewers because it gives them an opportunity to have a first look at a trained pool of job candidates. They recognize the value of our graduates and we regularly receive requests for WorkReadyNH graduates to apply for open positions. It’s a “win-win” for the WorkReadyNH graduate and for the employer”.

According to Anne Paquin, Human Resource director at Trividia Manufacturing Solutions in Lancaster, “WorkReadyNH is effective because of the real-world situations that students have to navigate. The program “thoroughly” prepares students for work. Today, more than ever, we are looking for job applicants with demonstrated soft skills. These skills include the ability to make decisions, to think critically and to work effectively as part of a team”.

Registration is required, and those who wish to take advantage of this tuition free training may call (603) 342-3099 or (603) 342-3007. More information is available on the White Mountains Community College website: http://www.wmcc.edu/ under the “Workforce Development” tab or visit www.facebook.com/WorkReadyNH/.

Exit Realty’s Denis Querrard of Lancaster attends international convention

LANCASTER — Denis Querrard joined real estate professionals from across North America recently at the Exit Realty International Convention at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

This convention is an annual event that brings top real estate professionals together to interact and learn from each other and promote discussions about issues and trends in the real estate market. A high point of the event was the special awards ceremony presided over by Exit Realty Corp. International Chairman Steve Morris.

"I cannot wait to go again next year. As a real estate professional, I was able to broaden my industry knowledge in a wide variety of issues," said Querrard. "This is an exciting time to be a Realtor and to be part of the Exit Revolution."

"I am looking forward to next Convention in Grapevine, Texas! So much great information to share with my clients and customers!"

Exit Realty is a by-invitation-only company focused on the business of real estate. Exit’s Mind-Set Training Systems offer the industry’s best hands-on, interactive sales training. State-of-the-art technology, including geolocation Smart Signs provides innovative marketing solutions to home sellers and gives Exit Realty agents the edge in a competitive marketplace. A portion of every transaction fee collected by Exit Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, $3 million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity.

Exit Realty Trailblazers is located at 74 Main St., Lancaster. For more information, call (603) 788-4800 or visit their website ExitRealtyTrailblazers.com.

Erin Poirier joins Exit Realty Trailblazers

BERLIN — John and Kathy Trumbull of Exit Realty Trailblazers announced that Erin Poirier has joined the Berlin office at 5 Glen Avenue. Exit is growing and attracting quality business people like Poirier every day. “We are excited to welcome Erin to our Exit team!” said John Trumbull.

Poirier returned to Berlin four years ago after residing in Portland, Maine where she attended college and received her degree in Early Childhood Education. A native of Berlin, she decided to come home to be close to family and enjoy the mountains. Poirier and her family enjoy skiing, hiking and riding the trails on their ATVs. She has worked in customer service for years and has now decided to combine her love of helping people with a career in real estate. Poirier is anxious to work hard assisting people in buying their dream home or investment property in this beautiful area. Her engaging personality and positive attitude will be a great asset in working closely with people in what is frequently the most important purchase or sale transaction in their lives. Poirier can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., cell phone at (207) 837-0466, or the Berlin office at (603) 326-7450.

Exit Realty is a by-invitation-only company focused on the business of real estate. Exit’s Mind-Set Training Systems offer the industry’s best hands-on, interactive sales training. State-of-the-art technology, including geolocation Smart Sign provides innovative marketing solutions to home sellers and gives Exit Realty agents the edge in a competitive marketplace. A portion of every transaction fee collected by Exit Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, $3.5 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity.

ErinErin Poirier joined Exit Realty Trailblazers of Berlin. (COURTESY PHOTO)