Albuquerque boasts of a vibrant community invested in workforce development programs that create solutions for both Albuquerque job seekers and employers. For more resources, please reach out to the City of Albuquerque’s Workforce Development Liaison.
Employer and Job Seeker Workforce Development Resources
- Job Training Albuquerque: JTA is the City’s premier workforce development program. JTA provides Albuquerque small businesses the opportunity to skill up their employees through free training courses in high-demand skills.
- Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico: WCCNM works to meet the hiring needs of Albuquerque’s employers by offering services such as hiring events, applicant pre-employment screening, on-the-job training programs, and labor market research.
- Job Training Incentive Program: The State of New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) funds classroom and on-the-job training for newly created jobs in expanding or relocating businesses for up to 6 months. The program reimburses 50-75% of employee wages. Custom training at a New Mexico public educational institution may also be reimbursed.
- WORKforce Training Center: WORKforce Training powered by CNM Ingenuity provides innovative, customized training for businesses, and organizations available at the center or on-site of the business.
Job Seeker Resources
Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico: WCCNM provides job seekers free assistance with job placement, career counseling, resume writing, skills assessments, and applying for unemployment benefits. Also through WCCNM, individuals may qualify for up to $9,000 in Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) tuition assistance for approved training programs or up to $15,000 for approved “stackable” certifications and degrees in high-demand fields such as IT.
CNM Ingenuity: CNM Ingenuity supports a new approach to education that provides accelerated educational and training opportunities in key workforce areas and wrap-around support for aspiring entrepreneurs. Many of CNM Ingenuity’s programs are eligible for WIOA or JTA funding.
Youth Development, Inc: YDI operates the WIOA Youth Program in Albuquerque, which provides year-round services to in-school and out-of-school youth ages 14-24. Some of these services include alternative education, drop-out prevention, leadership, summer employment, guidance and counseling, work experience, supportive services, adult mentoring, and occupational skills training.
UNM Continuing Education: UNM-CE offers valuable learning opportunities and certification programs in high-demand fields such as healthcare and IT.
Key Industry Workforce Development Resources
Driven by demand in Albuquerque’s burgeoning key industries, specific workforce development programs have emerged to provide training opportunities to Albuquerque’s residents.
IT Training Opportunities:
CNM Ingenuity’s Deep Dive Coding: This program offers intensive, accelerated technical training bootcamps in a variety of modern web programming and software development skills. Deep Dive Coding’s trainings are eligible for both WIOA and JTA funding.
Cultivating Coders: CC offers in-demand web development and coding skills in a fast-paced, hands-on boot camp format. They also specialize in facilitating training programs for underserved communities. CC’s bootcamps are eligible for WIOA funding.
New Mexico IT Apprenticeship Program: NMITAP is an innovative apprenticeship program that trains participants for high-quality, high-growth careers in information and health technology through on-the-job training and related technical instruction.
Film and Digital Resources
Albuquerque Film Office: Serving as the conduit between the film industry, communities, and the City of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Film Office is a welcoming hub for the rapidly growing local film industry to network, learn, and access resources.
CNM Ingenuity’s Deep Dive Coding Digital Media Bootcamp: Students learn the fundamentals of digital media design and production to build a career in digital animation, game design, and more. The Digital Media Bootcamp is eligible for both WIOA and JTA funding.
CNM’s Film Crew Technician Training Program: Through the Film Crew Technician Training Program, CNM offers students the opportunity to gain the necessary skills to enter the film industry and work on-site in motion pictures, television, and electronic media production.
CNM’s Construction for Film Certificate of Completion: The certificate program offered by CNM combines a term of carpentry courses for skill building in set construction and prop fabrication with a term of film classes, allowing students to develop marketable skills in both areas.