NM Workforce Connection opens up 100 more Work Experience positions to eligible young adults
The Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico is adding 100-additional Work Experience opportunities that will employ eligible young adults throughout Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia Counties.
“This program is much more than just a job for these young people”, says Odes Armijo-Caster, Chair of the Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico Board. “This work experience can transition participants into post-secondary education, full-time employment, or even help them earn a credential that will further their employability in the future.”
The Work Experience Program, available for individuals ages 16-24, will target out-of-school youth, meaning the individual cannot be enrolled or attending any school – neither secondary nor post-secondary. Out-of-school youth can mean high school graduates, high school dropouts, those with some college experience – even those who have completed college.
Eligibility for the program is also based on family financial income and youth barriers.
“Our goal is to place eligible youth at a worksite in which they have a career interest”, says Jerilynn Sans, Administrator for the NM Workforce Connection. “This will give them an idea of what the industry offers, and let them decide if they would like to pursue a certificate or degree that will lead them on their eventual career path.”
Interested participants can contact any of the four Central Region NM Workforce Connection offices.
In addition to Work Experience, there will also be a number of supportive services for eligible participants who need them including: child care, transportation, and other workplace items that may be required, depending on the job.
For more information contact: Augusta Meyers, MRCOG at (505) 239-8612