Doors to Opportunity! was a weekly 30-minute radio show that aired on Sunday mornings on WGIR-AM 610 from October 2013 to April 2016. MCC President Susan Huard hosted the show, and each week the discussions focused on topics related to higher education and careers.
"Community colleges are about jobs. Everyone has to go to work at some point and make a living, but people don't always have enough opportunity to hear about what's out there, or what their true options are. That's the point of this show. Some of the best jobs are invisible to the public; I want to shed light on options. Our goal for this show was to provide information, ideas and inspiration to help you reach your dreams."
President Huard talks about an education revolution that started in New Hampshire in the early 2000s and focuses on experiential learning, not "seat time." Joining her to talk about a different kind of education is Fred Bramante, former science teacher, entrepreneur, and past chair and long-standing member of the New Hampshire State Board of Education, where he led a full-scale redesign of public education. Bramante talks of his Ted Talk entitled "It's not about Time; It's about Learning."
In today's working world, it’s not just what you know; "who" you know is still important, and hand-held technology is no replacement for personal relationships and networking. President Susan Huard talks about the power and importance of networking, and offer some ideas on how to get started in building connections. Guests include Matt Mowry, the editor of Business New Hampshire Magazine, and a former board member of the Manchester Young Professionals Network, and Scott Spradling, former WMUR anchor and reporter, who now offers public relations and consulting services in New Hampshire.
NH students have the highest average college debt in the country, just over $32,000. MCC President Susan Huard talks about strategies you can use to avoid hefty college debt, either for yourself or your children. Guests include Tara Payne, Vice President of College Planning & Community Engagement at the NHHEAF Network Organizations, and Tom Champagne, Vice President and Director of Community Outreach at St. Mary's Bank.