Pub. 3 2021 Issue 5


NH Department of Environmental Services Seeking EVSE Applicants

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, the designated lead agency for the implementation of programs and projects funded by the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Trust), seeks qualified applicant(s) to install EVSE and provide associated operations, maintenance, and management services for such EVSE along specified corridors in New Hampshire.


NHADA Online Safety Training Portal Spotlight: New Hire Training

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult to complete trainings where we need to maintain social distancing and avoid large groups. Insert NHADA’s online training portal. This LMS (Learning Management System) contains job-specific, new-hire safety orientation for service technicians, body shop techs and painters, large truck technicians and non-technicians. Content for each new-hire training varies depending on the needs of the position being filled. For instance, the body shop versions include our brand-new respirator safety training while the others do not.


Workforce Development Updates

Schools are open again, which means the Workforce Development team is hitting the road, reconnecting with students, meeting new ones, and promoting automotive careers. Last year was a challenging year, and we saw the effects: fewer scholarship applications, lower college interest and applications, and a deeper hole in the technician workforce. However, the NHADA workforce development model is a strong one. Our membership has been developing and supporting workforce development initiatives for a long time, and it puts us at an advantage over other industries in these difficult times. Our model is made stronger through the support of our CTE and college programs as well as member contributions toward scholarships and participation in Foundation events.


Handing Over the Keys to Cost Containment in Workers’ Compensation Claims

When an injury occurs at work, there is no doubt it is a disruption: to the injured worker, the employer, and the workflow. For the employee, it may mean time lost from work either for medical appointments or disability. They may be unable to enjoy certain activities with their family, or participate in hobbies or sports. For the employer, it may mean they are missing an employee crucial to running their business, or they may need to temporarily make staffing adjustments to continue offering the same services they did before the employee was injured.


NHADA’s Annual Convention: Celebrating 100 Years

On Sunday, September 19, NHADA members, partners, families, and friends arrived at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort, a historic resort with breathtaking views in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Each year, this event is certainly something everyone looks forward to; however, this year was particularly special. The association celebrated its 100th anniversary for a multi-day “Rollin’ Through the Decades” themed event.